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Gwen Case

How Probation Works

Probation offers some people convicted of a crime an alternative to incarceration. If you or a loved one is facing probation, you'll want to learn more about this potentially confusing legal process.

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Elizabeth Michael

What Is a Payday Loan?

Payday loans can really help if you've got a pressing bill or other financial emergency that can't wait until your next paycheck. However, it's important to take some time to learn how payday loans work when it comes to finance charges, fees and repayment terms.

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Leigh A. Morgan

How Parole Works

Parole is a common penalty for people convicted of crimes. The process isn't always easy, but it does give the individual an opportunity to reenter the community instead of staying in jail or prison.

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Rowan Guthrie

What to Do If Your Data Has Been Leaked

So you just got the notification that your data was compromised in a leak. Here are the steps you need to take next.

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Bridget Coila

Legal Separation Vs. Divorce: What to Know

Ending a marriage can be complicated, and some people choose legal separation instead of (or before) committing to an actual divorce. The specific laws related to separation and divorce may vary by state, with some states requiring a legal separation before a divorce can be finalized.

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Erin Wallace

Do Unmarried Couples Have Legal Protections?

Marriage licenses and laws are handled at the state level, so whether unmarried couples have legal protections is entirely based on the state the couple lives in. Here's what to know about your rights as an unmarried couple.

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Rowan Guthrie

What Is a CR1 Visa?

Marriage is a wonderful institution, but it can be complicated if one half of the partnership isn’t a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. However, there's a solution called the CR1 visa, which allows the happy couple to live together in the United States.

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Leigh A. Morgan

What Is a K-1 (Fiance) Visa?

The K-1 visa is for foreign nationals who intend to marry U.S. citizens. Before you apply for a K-1 visa, learn more about the application process and timeline.


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