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Shelley Frost

What to Do After a Break-in

Your home is your sanctuary, so dealing with a break-in can leave you feeling violated. Before you charge into your home to serve up your own justice, take a few deep breaths and err on the side of caution.

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Elizabeth Marcant

How Much Are Court Costs?

Courts charge fees to help cover the cost of running these systems. Court costs can range from just a few dollars to hundreds of dollars, depending on the type of case and process you're dealing with.

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Elizabeth Marcant

What Constitutes a Legal Contract?

When you buy a home, take out a student loan or enter into a partnership with a business associate, you're entering into a legal contract. Because contracts have lasting consequences, it's important to understand exactly what each one entails.

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Kaia Koglin

What Is a Cottage Food Law?

Cottage food laws allow people to produce and sell food in their homes. No need for a licensed kitchen; you can turn your passion for baking into a business — as long as you understand those laws.

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John Warbuck

What to Do If You're the Victim of a Counterfeit Product Scam

Is the gadget or accessory you ordered not authentic like you expected? Learn what to do if you become the victim of a counterfeit product scam.

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Lee Soren

What Is an Alibi?

Curious what an alibi really is? Read this to find out the full definition of alibi and what this legal strategy means for defendants and their attorneys.

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Lee Soren

What Is an Expert Witness?

This article provides the definition of an expert witness. It explores the types of professionals who may serve as expert witnesses and the situations in which they may be called to testify.

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Lee Soren

What Does 'Pro Bono' Mean?

Whether you’re suing, being sued or just need legal advice, hiring a lawyer can break the bank.  Fortunately, some attorneys offer their services pro bono, meaning free of charge, if you meet certain criteria.

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