November 16, 2017

Family Refuge Center


The Family Refuge Center is a community based domestic violence and sexual assault service center providing services in Greenbrier, Monroe and Pocahontas Counties.

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November 09, 2017

“I think my ex is spying on me through my phone.”


I had a client a few years ago who thought her phone was being hacked, and so she asked her much younger niece to look at her phone. Her niece determined that her phone had indeed been hacked.

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November 02, 2017

Getting Unemployment Benefits If You Quit Your Job Because Of A Medical Condition


Can I get unemployment benefits if I quit my job because of a medical condition? Yes, BUT ... there are two very strict requirements you must meet.

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October 26, 2017

Criminal Offense Reduction of a Felony


Under a new law, West Virginians can ask a court to change a felony to a “reduced misdemeanor” on your criminal record. This process is called Criminal Offense Reduction.

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September 29, 2017

Hackers Infiltrated Equifax – Now what?


The credit reporting company Equifax was breached by hackers. The breach lasted from May 2017 to July 2017. The breach exposed the information of over 140 million Americans. The hackers gained access to names, Social Security numbers, birth certificates, addresses, driver’s licenses numbers and credit card numbers. Find out what to do about it here.

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September 07, 2017

Resources For Starting Your Own Business


Are you considering starting your own business? Are you unsure where to begin? Here are some resources.

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August 31, 2017

LAWV Board of Directors Elections


Annual Board elections were held March-May this year with congratulations going to Andy Nason, Rick Gallagher, Matt DeVore, and Patience DeWeese.

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August 17, 2017

Are you a caring for a child who is not your birth child?


Legal Aid can assist relatives and other third party caretakers with questions and concerns such as: What legal steps do I need to take to enroll the child who is living with me in school, or to get medical care for that child? What is the difference between infant guardianship and adoption? What if I want to adopt a child who is in currently in foster care? How would adopting a child affect my taxes?

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August 03, 2017

SNAP Benefits


Reduction or discontinuation of SNAP benefits can mean going hungry. SNAP benefits are subject to many rules, and recipients can find themselves in trouble for seemingly innocent actions.

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July 20, 2017

Outpatient Observation May Not Be Covered By Medicare


More frequent use of an Outpatient Observation Status is a result of changes in the Medicare program dating to Oct. 2012. With this change, hospitals started being penalized when too many patients in traditional Medicare are re-hospitalized within a month of discharge. The "outpatient" classification is often a surprise to patients; many do not realize their status until the patient is getting ready to leave the hospital and sometimes they are not told at all and only learn about the situation once they start receiving bills that are normally covered under traditional Medicare.

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