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Restraint on Alienation

Restraint on alienation is the term that describes written language in certain instruments that restricts what a recipient can do with real property. These stipulations are generally unenforceable when (Read on)

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An Introduction to Medical Malpractice

Has the negligence/incompetence of a medical professional led to the injury or death of a loved one? Here's what you need to know about medical malpractice in a legal context.
7 Lessons You Can Learn from Celebrity Divorces

When it comes to celebrity divorces, courts are obliged to make judgments based on the facts, not on media stories and public opinion. Here are some important lessons that you can learn from high-profile divorce cases.
Car Accidents: How to Win Your Case and Get the Biggest Settlement Possible

Been involved in a serious car accident? In this article, you'll learn what to do following the incident, how to win your case, and get the biggest settlement possible.
Personal Injury: Top Lawyers and Influencers to Follow on Twitter

Want to learn more about personal injury? We've compiled a list of the most influential feeds that are talking about it on Twitter. Check it out here.
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.
INFOGRAPHIC: The Best Legal Movies of All Time

Lights, camera, action! Check out this infographic of the best legal movies of all time.
The 8 Stages of a Criminal Defense Case

From arrest to investigation to sentencing, this article will help you understand how criminal charges move through the criminal justice system.
An Intro to Legal Fees: What Lawyers Charge, Why, and How You Can Save

Attorney fees can vary wildly based on a number of factors. We provide some guidelines on how lawyers charge—and how you can reduce what you'll owe. Learn more here...
The 10 Most Expensive Divorces in the United States

Michael Jordan, Mel Gibson, Neil Diamond... what do they all have in common? These high-profile divorcees have been involved in some of the most expensive divorce cases in U.S. history. Learn more about them and how much they cost.
Top Civil Rights Feeds to Follow on Twitter

Want to learn more about civil rights? We've compiled a list of the most influential feeds on Twitter that bring you civil rights news, analyses and insights.
10 Steps to Filing an Accident Claim

Have you been in an accident? It is vital to follow these 10 steps in order to reap the maximum benefits from an insurance claim.
How Courts Decide on Custody Issues

There are several factors that courts take into account when determining the best custody arrangement for a child during their parents' divorce. Learn about them here.
5 Things to Know About Personal Bankruptcy and Divorce

Divorce and bankruptcy are stressful processes on their own; however, the proceedings occasionally go hand in hand. When it comes to dealing with both issues, there are several things to consider to nudge the situation in the right direction.
The Basics of Posting Bail

Bail and the process surrounding it can be confusing to even the most seasoned defendant; however, the fundamental principles behind it are quite simple and easy to understand. Read on for an overview of posting bail.
5 Tips to Getting Full Compensation in Your Truck Accident Claim

Involved in a truck accident that was not your fault? Don’t pay out of pocket for your medical treatment. Learn how to get the full compensation that you deserve.
A Guide to Fighting a Traffic Ticket in New York

If you get a traffic ticket in New York, you should fight it. Here, we'll look at some of the key concerns that people have when they get a traffic ticket in NY, and what they should know about fighting it in court.
The 6 Types of Child Custody You Should Know

There are many different types of child custody arrangements that the courts can consider in cases of divorce or separation. It's important to familiarize yourself with them in order to protect the best interests of your child. Learn more here...
Got a Legal Problem? When and How to Seek Legal Advice

If you've run into legal trouble or have questions, there are several routes that you can take, from representing yourself to consulting online legal experts. Learn more about your options here.
5 Things to Do Before Filing for Bankruptcy

Is bankruptcy looming? There are five things that you can do to buy yourself some time and get your finances back on track. Learn more in this excerpt from Mitchell Allen's book: A Survival Guide to Debt.
But I’m Innocent! What to Do if You Are Charged with a Crime You Did Not Commit

If you've been falsely accused of a crime, you need to take action immediately to save yourself from potentially disastrous consequences. Here's some advice to prevent you from being wrongfully convicted.
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A refugee is a person who flees their home to avoid religious, social or political persecution; or who flees because of war, famine, drought, an epidemic, political Read more

Solitary confinement is a practice where an individual prisoner is isolated in a cell by themselves. It's a highly controversial practice that has been attacked by Read more

In most jurisdictions, a necessary step in obtaining a license to practice law is passing a bar examination. The organization regulating the practice of law in most Read more

The Federal Rules of Evidence dictate the way in which federal and state courts are expected to allow evidence to enter in a case. They determine which types of Read more

The Rules Enabling Act is the official piece of legislation that allows the judicial system to implement each rule that is made through legislation.
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