Recent Legal Articles

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Katelynne Shepard

Why Was My Asylum Application Denied?

Applying for asylum is a long process, and it can take months to get a decision. When a petition for asylum is denied, it can leave you confused and worried about the future.

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Missy Nolan

What Happens During a Legal Consultation?

A legal consultation is a meeting that occurs before you hire an attorney to take your case. Basically, the initial consultation is like an interview for both parties involved.

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Sandy Hess

Wrongfully Accused: Here's What to Do if You're Accused of a Crime You Didn't Commit

When convicted of a crime you didn’t commit, you can feel angry, depressed and helpless. Don’t give up. There are still things you can do to clear your name.

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Kaia Koglin

How to Legally Protect Your Business Idea

Developing an idea into a million-dollar business is hard work, so you want to make sure no one steals it. Learn how to protect a business idea until launch.

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Legal
Leigh A. Morgan

So You're Being Sued: How to Respond to a Lawsuit

Your doorbell rings, a sheriff's deputy hands you a notice and you find out someone is suing you. Now what?

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Legal
Katelynne Shepard

Why Was My Student Visa Application Denied?

While thousands of students apply for these visas every year, not all are accepted. Learn why student visas may be denied and what to do if your visa application is denied.

Estate Plan, Living Will, and Healthcare Power of Attorney documents
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Leigh A. Morgan

5 Legal Documents Every Person Needs

It’s a smart idea to be prepared with the right legal documents on hand. You can take control now and hire an attorney to create some basic legal documents to help avoid pitfalls down the road.

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Legal
Kaia Koglin

Will Paying Off My Student Loans Hurt My Credit Rating?

But as you're making that final payment on your student loans, you may be wondering what it's going to do to your credit score. Unfortunately, it's difficult to say. We break down the pros and cons.

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