Recent Legal Articles

Last will on cream color paper in opened  envelope
Rachel Elle

Can You Contest a Will? Understanding Will Disputes

You don't always need to accept a will as written. Contesting a will is possible and, when handled properly, can be a viable option.

A hooded shoplifter attempts to flee from a store as a security guard chases him and a store clerk stands behind the sales counter ostensibly pressing a security alert button under the desk, security, security guard, suspect, shoplifting, shoplifter, shoplift, thief, stealing, steal, retail, retail theft, store manager, manager, store clerk, clerk, worker, guard, security, natural light, fleeing, flee, crime, criminal
Bridget Coila

Shoplifting: Everything to Know About Retail Theft

Shoplifting is a serious crime, and it's also a common one. Almost every type of brick-and-mortar store has to deal with retail theft. Here's what to know about the consequences.

An illustration shows the silhouette of a family being split apart by a tear down the middle with the mother and her young son holding hands on one side of the bisected image and the dad and his daughter holding hands on the other, family, divorce, divorce law, divorce lawyer, divorce attorney, lawyer, attorney
Rowan Guthrie

Rights of Unmarried Parents: What to Know

Traditionally, fathers' rights regarding their children were linked to their wives. However, due to demographic changes, the rights of unmarried fathers have become more complicated. Here's what to know.

Worrying phone call, young bearded man expressing worry while talking on his cell phone, outdoor urban scenery
Missy Nolan

Is It Legal to Record a Conversation or Phone Call?

Is it legal to record conversations, such as those with managers, police officers or debt collectors? Learn the legalities of logging verbal conversations without consent before you hit the record button.

Ordinary American cockroach, walking on table with scraps of food, feeding on crumbs. Concept of lack of hygiene at home, need for pest control
Rowan Guthrie

Mold, Pests and Other Issues You Need to Bring Up to Your Landlord

No one wants to live in a home infested by pests or mold, so tenants need to know their rights as well as their landlord.

Man recording a street performance of a guitarist with his mobile phone
Sarah Stasik

Is It Legal to Record Video in Public?

Recording laws are complex and vary by state. However, there's some general guidance that can help you keep video recording within the confines of the law.

A legal document with the words Last Will and Testament at the top sits on a desk with a pen on top of it, last will and testament, will, testament, dying wishes, death, estate planning, inheritance, planning, financial planning, legal document, document, legal papers, papers
Sarah Stasik

What Happens If You Die Without a Will?

Adults of any age may benefit from having a valid will. One of those benefits is saving your surviving loved ones from the stress of divvying up your estate if you pass away without a will in place.

complaint form with glasses on it
Rowan Guthrie

How to File a Complaint Against a Police Officer

Police officers are expected to uphold the law and respect the rights of the people they serve. Americans can file a complaint against a police officer they accuse of misconduct. Here's how.


Get the number of a local pro sent to your phone.
Please select a category.
Step 1/2