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  • Laws Regarding Cohabitation

    Laws Regarding Cohabitation

    Laws regarding two individuals who live together without being married have changed substantially over the years. Traditionally, cohabitation was frowned upon but since the early 1970′s, the numbers of couples who live together without being married have increased considerably. More than 5 million couples claimed...

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  • Understanding Advance Health Care Directives

    Understanding Advance Health Care Directives

    An advance health care directive is a legal and binding document that allows you to designate power of attorney to someone who can speak on your behalf should you be unable to do so. For instance, if you are involved in an accident that leaves...

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  • What You Should Know about Contingency Fees

    What You Should Know about Contingency Fees

    In many legal cases, there is the opportunity to pay on contingency. This simply means that payment is not made to your attorney until you win your case. Cases with contingency fees are typically those that involve monetary compensation. For instance, if you are suing...

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  • Laws Pertaining to Special Education

    Laws Pertaining to Special Education

    The education of children who possess learning or behavioral disorders, physical or mental disabilities is known as special education. There are a number of laws pertaining to special education. Traditional education programs do not typically meet the needs of children with certain disabilities. Children who...

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  • Understanding the Truth in Lending Act

    Understanding the Truth in Lending Act

    When facing foreclosure, many homeowners look for ways of saving their homes. There are a number of laws in place that are designed to protect homeowners in certain scenarios but knowing whether your mortgage company is in violation of these laws takes a bit of...

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  • What Does an Estate Trustee Do?

    What Does an Estate Trustee Do?

    Choosing a trustee to oversee your estate designation is an important aspect of your estate planning. The trustee will act as the fiduciary and ensure that all of your assets are properly transferred to your chosen beneficiaries. In short, the trustee is responsible for ensuring...

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  • Child Support Laws and Their History

    Child Support Laws and Their History

    Child support is not a new idea. In fact, its roots can be traced as far back as the eighteenth century. During the early years of the nineteenth century, courts in the United States handled what is now known as divorce and discovered at that...

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  • Proving Fault in an Injury Claim

    Proving Fault in an Injury Claim

    Proving legal responsibility can often be difficult. Those involved in injuries or accidents caused by the negligence of someone else may feel that the process of proving fault is nearly impossible at times. It can be very easy to say that someone caused an injury...

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  • What You Should Know About Corporate Law

    What You Should Know About Corporate Law

    Many businesses choose to incorporate or create a corporation and those that do need to have a good understanding of corporate law. There are a number of laws and regulations governing businesses today and understanding these laws is essential for any business owner considering this...

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  • Understanding Eminent Domain

    Understanding Eminent Domain

    Eminent domain can be a very confusing and often frustrating process. Many people have no idea what eminent domain means and understanding the term is essential if you own property. Basically, it means that the government can take property that you own and use it...

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