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Share Lawyers Pays A Fond Farewell To Volker Triebe

Share Lawyers Pays A Fond Farewell To Volker Triebe

FAREWELL TO VOLKER Share Lawyers senior law clerk Volker Triebe is retiring. As a member of the team for nearly 20 years, he’s seen a lot of changes at the office. We sat down with Triebe to bid him a fond farewell and to talk about his tenure at the firm, and how he plans to spend his retirement.   You’ve been involved with Share Lawyers for many years. Can you tell us how you got started? Since the mid 80s, I began my career with Share Lawyers doing real estate title searches and attending to real estate closings at various land registry offices. After the real...
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Share Lawyers Social Media Contest: We have a Winner!

Share Lawyers Social Media Contest: We have a Winner!

Share Lawyers is pleased to announce the winner of its Newsletter Contest! Social Media Contest Winner Tracy C. of Halton, Ontario is the lucky winner. She wins an iPad after signing up for the Share Lawyers’ Newsletter. “I am shocked. I rarely win anything and nothing as nice as this,” said Tracy upon learning that she won. “Thanks!” Tracy signed up for the newsletter for its insightful look into disability insurance law from leading experts at the firm. The newsletter is published monthly, and is a great tool for insurance companies, disability sufferers or employers to...
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A Shift in Perspective: Marijuana and Drug Addiction

A Shift in Perspective: Marijuana and Drug Addiction

This is the third part of a three-part series on the changing laws around medical marijuana and its impact on insurance. In the first and second part of this series, we discussed the change in life insurance policies for marijuana smokers by some insurance companies, as well as the implications for those who are given medical marijuana as treatment to cope with their short or long term disability. Legalization Of Marijuana With the legalization of marijuana and the shift in attitudes toward this drug, some are asking if this is an appropriate treatment for those who...
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How Do I File a Disability Claim?

How Do I File a Disability Claim?

If you are considering filing a disability claim against your insurance company, follow the list below, and give yourself the best shot at an approved disability claim! How To File A Disability Claim Make sure you file the claim in a timely manner to avoid missing deadlines and the Statute of Limitations. Keep records of everything related to your disability case. Take notes. Be honest with your doctor and when filing your claim. Fraudulent or exaggerated claims can backfire on you, and can even mean serious criminal charges. Read through your insurance policy....
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Invisible Disabilities and Mental Health

Invisible Disabilities and Mental Health

.A large percentage of disability insurance claims are based on mental health problems (invisible disabilities). Insurance companies have a number of typical methods to deny these claims. Workplace stress, major depressive episode, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are a few of the most frequently cited conditions that form the basis for disability insurance claims. Invisible Disabilities Why are these types of claims so difficult? The symptoms are “invisible”. They don’t show up on an x-ray, MRI or other types of medical tests. They are difficult to treat...