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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LawInfo also has a large repository of state-based legal information and resources, including for states hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
Have you been discriminated against by a potential or current employer -- as a job applicant or current employee? To best protect your legal rights you should discuss your situation with an employment lawyer. Meet with a local employment attorney sooner rather than later to protect your rights.