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Coronavirus-Related Legal Resources
As the coronavirus continues to spread across the United States, it is clear that this pandemic will have far-reaching consequences beyond just the health of those infected.
The economic upheaval caused by this virus will likely affect tens of millions of people or more. There will also be countless legal decisions that people will need to make. These can get overwhelming in a hurry.
We have prepared this compilation of LawInfo articles to help you get started. These articles can help you determine what your rights and options are, but they are not a substitute for the guidance of a qualified attorney. If you think you need an attorney’s assistance, we invite you to search LawInfo’s free directory of attorneys. You can search by both location and practice area.
We have a wealth of information available regarding unemployment benefits, wage-and-hour violations, and paid and unpaid medical leave.
- How long does it take to get unemployment?
- Can you get unemployment if you quit or get fired?
- Employee rights when a job ends
- What to do after losing a union job
- What to take care of after being laid off
- Unemployment benefits explainer
- Who is eligible for unemployment benefits?
- Understanding COBRA health insurance coverage after a job loss
- What does the law say about paid leave?
- Understanding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Frequently asked questions about FMLA
If you’re interested in starting your own business as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, these articles are a good place to start your planning.
- The legal process of starting a business
- Avoiding big mistakes when starting a business
- Securing financing for a new business
- Online businesses and sales tax collection
- Dealing with business interruptions and downsizing
Job losses and medical bills will cause household debts to skyrocket. These resources can help you begin to address any debt struggles and their unintended consequences.
- Overview of foreclosure
- Timeline of the foreclosure process
- Tips for avoiding foreclosure
- Bankruptcy or foreclosure?
- What to do with your mortgage when money is tight
- Possible defenses to repossession or foreclosure
- Tenants’ rights for health, safety, and security deposits
- What to do if you’ve been evicted
- Eviction and bankruptcy
Whether you are seeking health care, looking for a refund for a canceled vacation, or making sure you don’t get taken advantage of by bad actors, these articles have you covered.
- If you’re considering debt consolidation, do you need an attorney’s help?
- Understanding travel insurance coverage
- Your rights to seek health care and get insurance coverage
- Your rights as a patient
- Seeking health care for your child
- Protecting your finances when you shop online
- Making sure your donations go to a reputable charity
Financial issues and illness will also have large effects on divorced and split up parents. We can help you understand what your rights and options are to ensure your children’s needs are met.
- How to modify child support payments
- How to modify a child custody order
- Keeping safe from domestic violence
- Learning more about divorce
Unfortunately this crisis brings into focus the importance of planning ahead. Having an estate plan in place can help shed light on your wishes for critical health care and make the distribution of assets to loved ones go more smoothly, should you be faced with an uncertain outcome. These articles can help you get started.
- Overview of estate planning
- The importance of having a last will and testament
- What happens when someone dies without a will?
- A breakdown of distribution of assets when there is no will
- The 120-hour inheritance survival requirement
- Typical estate planning documents
- Understanding the difference between power of attorney and health care directives
- Your rights when planning a funeral
LawInfo also has a large repository of state-based legal information and resources, including for states hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
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