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What is a Personal Injury?

You have probably seen more than a few advertisements for personal injury attorneys, but have you ever wondered what is “personal injury?” The answer is fairly simple, “personal injury” means any injury to your person. …

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Estate Planning & Probate

Estate planning & intestacy laws Estate planning is a necessary step to ensuring your loved ones are protected after you die. Estate planning affects everyone, since it involves planning for our eventual demise. There are …

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The Smarter Sentencing Act

The Smarter Sentencing Act, introduced by Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL), and Mike Lee (R-UT), would end unjust mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenders, and would modernize federal drug sentencing policies. According to Durbin, there is …

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Financial Consequences of Divorce

When considering a dissolution of marriage, the most common question posed is, “How will divorce affect me financially?” A stable marriage is one of the best paths to maintaining and establishing wealth. Divorce is expensive. …

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The Uniform Residential Landlord & Tenant Act

The Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, also known as URLTA, was created in 1972 by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws in the United States. It is a law governing residential …

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Social Security Disability Insurance: 6 Reasons Your Claim Was Denied

Every time you receive a paycheck from an employer, you have taxes withheld from that check. A portion of these taxes go toward Social Security benefits. One of the benefits offered through the Social Security …

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Divorce Mediation in Tennessee

Every spouse considering a divorce in the state of Tennessee should know the basics of how mediation works. Though mediation is optional in Tennessee divorce law, as a practical matter it is required in almost …

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Anticipatory Warrants

An anticipatory search warrant is what is used when prosecutors have concrete proof that a crime will happen in the future. Anticipatory warrants are also used when police intercept contraband. These include: drugs in the …

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Chalking Tires to Enforce Parking Ruled Unconstitutional

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that a parking enforcer who uses chalk to mark your tire to keep track of how long you’ve been parked is unconstitutional. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court …

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