Recent Legal Articles

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Team eLocal

10 Lawyer Jokes So Funny, They Should be Illegal

Lawyers are a key component of our legal system, and you’ll certainly be glad they’re there if you find yourself in need of one. That being said, there’s certainly no shortage of lawyerly laughs to be had at attorneys’ expense — heck, at least something comes at their expense instead of yours. Here are the 10 best lawyer jokes we could find.

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Carina Jenkins J.D.

What Do I Do If My Car Was Stolen?

Car theft creates a major hassle that can leave you angry and afraid, but you're not alone.  Knowing what steps to take and how to report a stolen car can help ease frustration.

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Carina Jenkins J.D.

What Questions Can a Landlord Ask on a Rental Application?

Landlords are allowed to ask many questions to help them to determine whether a tenant is likely to pay rent and comply with the lease terms. However, landlords can't ask discriminatory questions or violate privacy laws.

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Sandy Hess

What to Know If You Want to Break Your Lease

There are certain circumstances that may require you to break your lease before the end of the contract period. Before you make the decision to break your lease by moving out early, it’s important to understand exactly what that means.

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Carina Jenkins J.D.

How Long After Signing a Lease Can I Back Out?

So you signed the lease a few days ago. But your dream apartment is now on the market, or you’re otherwise having second thoughts about the place you picked. Can you back out of the lease?

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Shelley Frost

What Is a 'Public Nuisance' in Terms of the Law?

Legally, there’s a line between a disturbance or annoyance and a public nuisance. Here’s how to know if what you're dealing with crosses that line.

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Shelley Frost

What Is a 'Private Nuisance' in Terms of the Law?

It's natural to feel annoyed if your neighbor plays loud music or blocks your driveway, but when do those things become a private nuisance in the eyes of the law?

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Carina Jenkins

Do I Have to Go to Court if I Want to Sue Someone?

This article explains when a court appearance is required in a civil lawsuit. It provides information on why a court appearance may be required and whether a person must go to court to initiate a lawsuit.


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