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The drama that unfolds in TV and movie courtrooms isn't just riveting—it's also unrealistic. Learn about the 5 legal things that would never, ever happen in real life.
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Will a Consultative Examination Help Me Win My Disability Claim?

Disability determinations are based primarily on a claimant’s medical records. Claimants who do not have sufficient medical information to prove that they are disabled may be sent to a consultative examination (CE). Learn more about CEs here.
All About Alimony

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Child Support: How Much Will I Pay?

Child support laws vary from state to state, but there are some general rules that apply to most if not all cases. Here, we answer your questions about paying child support.
An Introduction to Medical Malpractice

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Are Parents Liable When Kids Misbehave?

Parents often feel responsible for their kids' actions. As it turns out, they may also be liable. Here, we take a look at what parents are legally responsible for when their children misbehave.
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The 8 Stages of a Criminal Defense Case

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Allocution is the name given to a specific point in criminal court proceedings that occurs after conviction and prior to sentencing. This is when the defendant can Read more

A fine is one form of punishment imposed when someone admits to or is found guilty of breaking the law. The amount of money that the person must pay may vary based Read more

Extrinsic fraud is the legal term for an action or actions taken to prevent someone from acquiring information or otherwise learning about their rights in certain Read more

In camera is a Latin term meaning "in chambers." When used in a legal context, it refers to a private hearing. Such hearings or discussions are usually held in the Read more

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