What should you do if you suspect (or know) that you and your health care business is under investigation for Medicare or Medicaid fraud? Proceed carefully, because your reputation, career, and freedom could all be at stake. Here's what you should know.
A lot of effort is being put into fraud investigations.
Medicare and Medicaid fraud are hot issues these days. The FBI says that health care fraud costs taxpayers billions of dollars every year and threatens the entire economy.
There's a saying that criminal lawyers defend bad people showing their best behavior, and family law attorneys defend good people showing their worst behavior. There's no doubt that cases involving divorce and custody cut to the heart of vital human relationships and cause emotions to roller coaster. Then the ride gets super nuts with the added risk and fear resulting from arguments over alimony and child support. The most normal, gentle people may begin to panic about the very different ways their future lives may look after a furious legal battle.
As a step-parent going through a divorce can be extremely difficult when there is a stepchild involved. If you never legally adopted the child, then it will be difficult to get visitation rights, let alone custody over the child. This is done because the interests of the biological parents are put before the interests of any stepparent. However, there are a few tips you can use if you decide to file for visitation rights for your stepchild during a divorce.
From the moment you get married, you go from being one person to being two. From credit cards to loans to utility bills, everything you put in your name is also in your spouse's name. The question looming on many couples' minds is: what happens to all the debt in your and your soon-to-be ex's name after the divorce is finalized?
The Divorce Decree
A divorce decree will be issued by the courts.
When you want to have the peace of mind that your estate and assets are distributed appropriately after your death, you should work with an estate planning attorney to coordinate the paperwork required. Estate planning attorneys will help you not only ensure that your family members and other loved ones are addressed as part of your estate plan, but that the service providers you work with are included as well. Here's a look at what you should know about making sure that your service accounts are settled.