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August 2017 Archives

An Estate Administration Lawyer in WV: Your Navigator of the Probate Process

The death of a loved one brings on a world of grief for those left behind. There is often a flurry of personal emotions such as fear, anger, guilt, sadness, and despair. And if that is not enough, there are well-meaning people who call, send cards, and stop by, often asking about events surrounding the final days. Wondering whether to contact an estate administration lawyer in WV to determine how the probate process works is usually not top-of-mind during such a difficult time.

Protect Your Second Amendment Rights with the Help of a Gun Trust Lawyer

The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution grants us the right to bear arms. It states as follows: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." A gun trust lawyer can help you exercise this right for yourself and your heirs.

WV Workers' Compensation Claims Adjuster Testimony: Can You Compel It?

An issue that has recently become prevalent in West Virginia (WV) workers' compensation litigation is whether a claimant has a right to compel deposition testimony of the claims adjuster. The WV Workers' Compensation Office of Judges (OJ) recently issued a decision that bears directly on the issue of workers' compensation claims adjuster testimony.

WV Supreme Court Allows PPD Award Reduction in Workers' Compensation Appeal

Last month, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia (WV) issued an exciting new memorandum decision in an appeal from a permanent partial disability (PPD) award. In summary, the WV Office of Judges issued a PPD award reduction after a claimant appealed from the decision of the claims administrator, dropping the PPD award from 4% to 1%.

Who Needs a Medical Power of Attorney in WV?

Most people don't want to think about what will happen to them if they are in an accident or become very ill and incapacitated. Unfortunately, not preparing for such unthinkable situations can lead to unnecessary medical care and undue stress on loved ones. Having a medical power of attorney (MPOA) in place can help alleviate such a tragic situation whether you live in West Virginia (WV) or elsewhere.