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Pour-Over Will

A pour-over will is a legal document used in estate planning. Unlike a traditional will, it does not reflect someone's wishes with regard to the posthumous allocation of assets to family or charity. (Read on)

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Stopped by Police? Here's What to Do

For most people, being stopped by police will be peaceful and uneventful. However, it's important to know your rights when confronted by them. Here's how to make sure that the interaction goes as well as possible.
But I'm Guilty: What to Do if You've Committed a Crime

Are you guilty of committing a crime? Whether you've been charged with a minor or serious offense, your best option is to retain a good defense lawyer. Find out more here...
5 Legal Issues Home Buyers Must Consider

If you have made the decision to buy a home, there are several legal issues involved. Here's what to bear in mind as you approach the home-buying process.
What You Need to Know About Disability Claims

If you live in the United States, you may be entitled to disability insurance, provided that you satisfy the Social Security Administration's key requirements. Learn the basics of filing a claim here.
DUI: What to Expect

Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs is a serious driving offense—and a criminal one. However, there are various ways of fighting or even avoiding this charge. Read on to find out more...
An Overview of the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Process

Chapter 7 bankruptcy can provide a fresh start from debt, but you'll have to jump through a few hoops first. Here's what you need to know.
Legal Aid: What It Is and Who Qualifies to Receive It

Legal aid is the provision of legal representation for those who can't afford it. However, it's not so easy to come by. Learn how to determine whether or not you can have access to free legal services.
6 Reasons to Hire an Attorney to Handle Your Traffic Ticket

Most people choose to simply pay ticket fines and get them over with rather than contesting them. However, what you may not know is that paying a traffic ticket can be more costly than fighting it! Find out more here...
The Definition of Detention and How It Affects Your Legal Rights

The definition of when a detention or an arrest occurs has become one of the most important and heavily debated issues in criminal defense. Read on to learn about detention in a legal context and how it affects your rights...
How to Avoid a DUI Conviction

If you're caught in the act of driving under the influence, there's a good chance that you could get convicted for it. However, there are some steps that you can take to avoid an arrest/charge for a DUI offense. Read on to find out more.
Making Her Case: Helping Women be Heard in a Male-Dominated Legal System

Historically, the legal profession has been male-dominated, and the policies and procedures governing this nation's legal system were created by men. Learn how women can make their point more persuasively, both inside and outside the courtroom.
What Happens When You Accidentally Bring a Firearm Into an Airport

The Transportation and Security Administration has a mission to protect the nation’s transportation systems, which includes the prohibition of firearms. Find out what happens if you accidentally bring a firearm into an airport.
Top Criminal Defense Feeds to Follow on Twitter

Want to learn more about criminal defense and your rights as a criminal defendant? We've compiled a list of influential criminal defense Twitter feeds that you can follow. Read on to find out more...
How Sex Offender Laws Can Change a Life

Sex offenses can take on many different forms, from rape to indecent assault to internet sex crimes. Unfortunately, Pennsylvania sex offender laws do not discriminate among the types of crimes and cast a wide net over offenders. Learn more here.
How You May Be Able to Avoid Jail Time by Serving House Arrest

House arrest allows you to serve out your jail sentence from the comfort of your home, while simultaneously saving the state money by not housing you in jail. Find out if this is a viable option for you.
The ABCs of Drug and Alcohol-Related Crimes

BAC, D&D, IOP... what do these signify when it comes to the law? We take a look at some of the common abbreviations used for drug and alcohol-related crimes, as well as treatment programs.
5 Things to Know About Your Medical Malpractice Case

If you have been injured due to the negligent actions of a medical professional, you may have the legal right to seek compensation for your injuries by filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. Find out more here.
Help! I Think I Need to Sue My Insurer!

Has your insurance claim been unsuccessful? You might have cause of action for a lawsuit. This article discusses 9 key points to consider as you approach the process of potentially suing your home or auto insurer.
Top Child Custody Law Feeds to Follow on Twitter

Interested in child custody law, news, analyses and insight? Justipedia has compiled a list of the most influential child custody feeds on Twitter. Read on to find out more about them and start following!
What to Do if Your Loved One Has Been Arrested for a Federal Crime

The federal law enforcement apparatus appears stronger than ever, resulting in more and more arrests. This puts the loved ones of targets in a tough position. because federal approaches to bail and detention can be quite confusing. Learn more here.
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A posthumous child is one that is born after their father dies, but whose gestation period can definitely show that the child could be the issue of the deceased Read more

Reverse engineering is a legally acceptable way to take an existing product, figure out how it works by breaking down the functions, and then use that information Read more

Interdiction is the legal restraint of a person from making their own decisions due to mental incapacity. The guardian of a mentally incapacitated person would be Read more

A co-conspirator is a person that acts in conjunction with another person to defraud another party through the use of either legal or illegal means. If the end Read more

Polygamy is when a person has more than one husband or wife, and all the concerned parties are aware of this.Polygamy is illegal in all states of the USA.
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