Don’t Lose Your Cool: What Should You Do if You’ve Been Accused of a Crime

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Ten years ago, a study by researchers from Indiana University and Harvard Law School showed quantitative evidence regarding the litigious nature of some Americans. Though U.S. citizens do not file more lawsuits than their peers in other countries, a few mishandlings of the law has left the impression of courts being a lottery of sorts. …

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Establishing Paternity to Secure Your Children’s Future

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Family affairs can be highly emotional and messy. Claiming to be the long-lost son of a wealthy businessman, or wanting to claim your share of the family business can be complicated if you do not have the paperwork to back it up. Establishing paternity has been the subject of too many soap operas and movies, …

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Avoid These Things if You Want to Win Your Child Custody Case

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When the judge is listening to a child custody case, the focus is to make a conclusion based on the kid’s best interest. Although the definition of a child’s best interest differs from one state to another, the court often favors the parent who is actively involved in the kid’s life. The court also supports the parent …

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Divorce Talks: Here’s What You Should Know Before Choosing Mediation

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Divorce is most often considered a negative word, so it is not surprising that many couples end up in bad terms when ending their marriage. While this is a typical scenario, there are also those who can work together and reach an agreement. In cases like this, divorce mediation proves to be a good choice, …

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Can We Protect Our Seniors? The Problem of Elder Financial Abuse

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In 2011, an elderly gentleman went to the US Senate to testify against elder abuse. He was only one of many seniors who experienced financial and psychological abuse from their caregivers, especially family members. But this gentleman was no ordinary man. He was Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney. Rooney’s testimony to the US Special Senate Committee …

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Restrictive Bail Leads to Increasing Number of Inmates and Convictions

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Pressing issues plague our society every day. From injustices to inefficient systems, many individuals suffer inconveniences that was never their fault to begin with. One example is the US justice system, which many people time and again argue to be broken. Take for instance the fact that almost 50 percent of all prison inmates in …

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Defining Legal Terms: Why Being “Pre-Approved” and “In Principle Approval” Won’t Guarantee a Loan, Credit Card Application, or Other Deals

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Let’s say you’re in a bank applying for a home loan, a credit card, or any type of financial deal. Over the phone or prior to arrival, a banker informed you that you were approved in principle or pre-approved. But after you get there, you leave empty-handed despite thinking you were going to walk out …

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