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Common Law Marriage Myths

People often talk about common law marriage as though it is some sort of loophole to get around the traditional model of marriage. Myths and …

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alabama's natural death act vs advanced directives

Alabama Natural Death Act vs. Advanced Directives

No one likes to ponder their own mortality.  In many cases individuals fail to make the necessary plans to deal with end of life issues.  …

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Finding Hidden Assets in Probate

When someone dies, the law gives the decedent’s representative broad power and authority to look for and collect assets and gather information about debts. This …

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Discrimination is Alive and Well in 2018: Know Your Rights

It is 2018. Women are working in all levels of business and in all industries. Yet, employment discrimination based on sex is sadly alive and …

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Life Insurance-Funded Trusts: A Terrific Resource for Middle Income Planning

Most people know they should have enough life insurance to take care of loved ones in the event of an unexpected death. Conventional wisdom says …

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what happens to the assets in a divorce

What Happens to the Assets in a Divorce?

How a couple’s assets are split up in a divorce depends largely on the state in which they live.  Currently, nine states consider marital assets …

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Land Trusts, Revocable Trusts, Wills: What is the Difference

Land Trusts, Revocable Trusts, Wills: What is the Difference?

When it comes to preparing one’s estate plan, the options and information can be overwhelming. It seems that the internet can be a wealth of …

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can an employer fire me for a workers compensation claim

Can I be Fired for Filing a Worker’s Compensation Claim?

In a perfect world, the law would tell us what is allowed, and everyone would follow it. Unfortunately, the law is flawed in an important …

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