This article gives an overview of the various options in collecting judgments whether they arise from a successful suit on a negligence claim, contract dispute, debt owed, or any other action resulting in a money judgment. The ability to collect a judgment is one of the first factors potential plaintiffs and their attorneys will, or…

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While a comprehensive outline of this area of the law is not possible in this limited space, it is possible to cover some basic areas which may assist mineral owners. First, just because one owns the surface of a piece of property does not mean that he automatically owns all other rights to the use…

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There has been much publicity in recent years of a technique to avoid probate (and all the cost and time associated with probate). Many readers have probably seen advertisements in the newspaper or on television, or have been solicited to attend a free seminar on the benefits of this technique. The technique appears under various…

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The primary purposes of purchasing insurance are financial security (to protect against the loss of a valuable asset) and peace of mind (to remove the need to worry about a loss of a valuable asset). People insure all sorts of valuable things, including homes, cars, jewelry, their lives, and their ability to earn a living.…

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To many people, medical malpractice is a very esoteric area of the law. To some, it is that area of the law that is a means to enrich anyone whose doctor caused or could not cure a medical problem. To others, it is the area of law geared toward allowing doctors to be negligent but…

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Due to the increased size and weight of trucks as compared to automobiles, the fact that a truck is involved in a collision with an automobile greatly increases the likelihood of serious injury and death to the occupants of the automobile. In fact, in many cases, everyone in the automobile is killed while the driver…

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This article addresses some possible liabilities which arise from the use and ownership of an automobile. Of course, any driving of a motor vehicle creates the risk that a driver will cause or allow his car to hit another vehicle, a pedestrian, or a building or other object. When this happens, who must pay? Generally,…

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