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Are You Eligible for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

Avoiding Home Foreclosure

Bankruptcy and Tax-debt Elimination

Bankruptcy Doesn’t Have to Be the End of the World

Beware of “Debt Settlement” Companies

Beware: Scam Targets Bankruptcy Filers

Bluster, Blather, and Lies

Cancer and Mounting Medical Bills

Celebrities Not the Only Ones Earning Money after Death

Chapter 13’s Advantages over Debt Management Programs

Chapter 7 and Its Effect on Your Car

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy – Dealing with Your Small Business Debts

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Exemptions

Could Chapter 7 Be Better Than Chapter 13 for Your Situation?

Credit Card Debt Options

Credit Cards after a Bankruptcy

Credit Cards, Cancellations, and Fico Scores

Debt Collectors Can’t Call Just Anybody

Defaulting on Student Loans

Differences Between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Emergency Bankruptcy Filings Have Their Place

Filing for Bankruptcy May Be an Option for the Elderly

Filing for Bankruptcy…Some Things to Be Aware Of

Good Credit, Medical Bills, and Filing for Bankruptcy

How to Avoid the Repo Man

I Filed for Bankruptcy… Why Am I Still Receiving Letters from Creditors?

I lost my job months ago. Now, I’ve fallen behind, especially on car payments and I can’t catch up. I’m afraid it’ll be repossessed. If I file for bankruptcy, can I keep my car?

Is Your Credit Report Accurate?

Misconceptions About Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Recovering from a Post-Holiday Financial Hangover

Pensions and Bankruptcy Proceedings

Prioritizing Your Debts – Certain Ones Are More Important Than Others

Rebuilding Your Credit after Bankruptcy

Steer Clear of Payday Loans

Student Loans and Bankruptcy Proceedings

Student Loans and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Taming Third-Party Debt Collectors

The Automatic Stay: How Filing for Bankruptcy Protects You

The Impact of Inaccurate Credit Reports

They Can’t Take Everything Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Exemptions

Understanding the Limitations of Bankruptcy

Wage Garnishment Has Its Limits

What Are the Real Effects of Bankruptcy?

What Possessed Them to Repossess My Car?

When Bill Collectors Go Too Far

When Can You Be Personally Liable for Corporate or Llc Debt?

When Creditors Attack

When the Heat’s Turned up on Credit Card Debt

When Your Employer Finds out About Your Bankruptcy

You Won’t Lose It All


A Bicycle DUI Is No Laughing Matter

Alcohol Isn’t the Only Cause of Driving Impairment

Challenging a Drug-possession Charge

Choosing Your Criminal Defense Attorney (part 1 of 2) 01-13 Pg 3

Choosing Your Criminal Defense Attorney (part 2 of 2) 02-13 Pg 3

Con Artists and the Elderly 02-09 Pg 2

Consequences of Refusing a Breathalyzer Test

Contesting a Red Light Camera Traffic Ticket

Defective-product Liability Claims 01-13 Pg 4

Don’t Be Reckless Behind the Wheel

Don’t Go It Alone When Fighting a Speeding Ticket

Driver’s License Suspension for DUI/DWI

Drive Safely, Grads!

DUI Cases and Unreliable Results – When the Breathalyzer Test Lies

DUI Cases—The Police Report is Key

DUI Conviction? Don’t Hold Your Breath

DUI/DWI and Legal Drugs

DUI/DWI Trials Present More Complexity

DUI/DWI—Serious Offense, Serious Penalties

DWI and Shifty Eyes

Expungement of a Criminal Arrest or Conviction

Field Sobriety Tests…What You Need to Know

Fighting Red-light Camera Tickets

Hands-free Isn’t Always Better

How a DUI Conviction Affects Your Car Insurance

How the Body Handles and Reacts to Alcohol

How Your Body Type Can Affect BAC Results

Identity Theft Protect Yourself 08-11 Pg 3

Illegal Search and Seizure in DUI Cases

Incentives for Accepting Plea Bargains

Issues with Gift Card Companies 01-11 Pg 2

Juvenile Delinquency Proceedings

Lending Your Car to a Drunk Driver Gets You in Trouble 02-11 Pg 2

Miranda Rights and DUI

New Credit Card Protection 08-09 Pg 3

No Tolerance for Underage Drinking and Driving

Pleading Guilty to DUI Shouldn’t Be Taken Lightly

Ponzi Schemes: Don’t Fall Prey 05-12 Pg 3

Post Bail or Go to Jail

Pulled over by a Police Officer? You Would Do Well to Bite Your Tongue

Questioned by the Police? - Don't Forget Your Rights

Read the Label: Legal Drugs Can Result in DUIs

Rebates There Ought to Be a Law 08-09 Pg 4

Reckless Driving is a Huge Deal

Recorded Statements Can Be a Trap

Reliability of DUI/DWI Tests

Revising a Criminal Record…Expungement

Sexual Harassment 11-10 Nl Pg 2

Sobriety Checkpoints

Social Host Alcohol Liability

The Double Jeopardy Clause

The 'Fruit of the Poisonous Tree' Doctrine

The Honest Truth about Lie Detectors

To Fight or Not to Fight a Traffic Ticket

What if You’re Not Read Your Miranda Rights?

What to Do if You’re Pulled Over

When a DUI Arrest is Unlawful

When a Search Warrant is Unnecessary 08-13 Pg 4

Your Rights When You’re Pulled Over for a Suspected DUI


A Fraudulent Will

A Trust May Benefit Those with Special Needs

Assets Uncovered after the Estate Has Closed

Avoiding Probate

Avoiding the Probate Process

Contesting a Will – When it Makes Sense

Could My Inheritance Go to Someone Else by Mistake?

A 'Crummey' Deal Can be Beneficial... but Be Careful

Durable Financial Power of Attorney

Early-stage Probate Fraud

Grounds for Challenging a Will

How Long Does Probate Take?

Not All Wills are Created Equal

Plan Your Estate with a Lawyer 03-11 Pg 4

Potential Pitfalls of Estate Administration

Probate – What It Is and Why You Should Avoid It When


Special Needs Trusts

The Duties of an Executor

The Many Types of Trusts

Trustees Must Be Diligent in Identifying Trust Assets

Updating your Will

Valuation of a Decedent's Stocks and Bonds

When a Spouse Has Been Omitted from a Will

When a Trustee Delays Distribution of Your Inheritance

When Inheritance Rights Override a Will

Where There’s a Will

Where There’s a Will...

Why You Should Plan Your Estate

Wills and Trusts: Both Important but Very Different

Wills, Trusts, and Mental Capacity

Your Will Should Reflect Life Changes


A Buffer from Harassment

A Look at the Adoption Process

Advantages of Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alimony: What Records Do You Need to Keep?

Annulment Instead of Divorce

Benefits of Divorce Mediation

Breakin’ up is Hard to Do…Maybe Even More so Later in Life

Calculated Move: How the Courts Determine Child Support

Changing a Child Support Order – What You Need to Know

Changing Child Support Payment Terms

Child Support and Emancipation

Child Support Collection and Paternity Status

Closed Versus Open Adoptions

Collaboration Versus Litigation

Common Car-Crash Injuries

Divorce and Frozen Pensions

Divorce and Its Effect on Credit

Divorce and the Lottery – What You Need to Know

 Divorce Fault Lines

Changing Child Support Payment Terms

Dividing Assets in a Divorce

Divorce Mediation Might Be an Option

Domestic Violence and Children

Domestic Violence and Divorce

Establishing Paternity (Or Not) Has Legal Ramifications

Family Disputes and Cyberstalking

Full Custody, Joint Custody, and Sole Custody – What You Need to Know

Guardianship and Adoption Are Not the Same

Helping Kids Deal with Divorce

Interfaith Divorce and Religious Upbringing

International Child Custody Disputes

Is a Prenuptial Agreement a Good Idea?

Is Prenatal Drug Exposure Considered Child Abuse?

Late-Life Divorce and Health Insurance Coverage

Leaving an Abusive Relationship

Military Divorce

Misconceptions Concerning Common Law Marriages

Parenting Agreements—Working It Out Less Formally

Postnuptial Agreements Becoming More Common

Precautions When Divorcing an Abusive Spouse

Protect Yourself with a Temporary Restraining Order

Protecting Your Business from Divorce

Pursue the Support You’re Owed

Should You and Your Future Spouse Sign a Prenuptial Agreement?

Some Couples Choose Long-term Separation

Starting a Family…a Lot to Think About

Starting a Family Takes Some Thought

Supervised Visitations

The Keys to a Valid Prenuptial Agreement

The Various Forms of Alimony

Ties That Bind?

Understanding the Four Types of Separation

Understanding Types of Child Custody

Unmarried Couples and Credit Discrimination

When Relocation Gets Complex

Personal Injury

An Accident with an Uninsured Driver

A Sporting Chance

Avoiding a Misdiagnosis... Trying to Detect Breast Cancer Early

Auto Accidents and Traumatic Brain Injuries

Can Pre-Existing Injuries Ruin My Accident Case?

Cerebral Palsy and Medical Malpractice

Child Injuries and School Liability

Common Car-Crash Injuries

Common Vehicular Injuries

CRPS Brings on Unbearable Pain

Damages Can Go Way Beyond Pain & Suffering

Dash Cams Changing the Liability Landscape

Don't Feel Guilty Over a Personal Injury Claim

Early Discharge and Medical Malpractice 

How to Prepare for Young Drivers on the Road During Back-to-School Season

Improving the Odds for Teen Drivers

Medical Malpractice Liability at Hospitals

Pain and Suffering from a Legal Standpoint

Play It Safe with a Post-Accident Medical Checkup

Report Minor Accidents to Your Insurance Company

Rideshare Companies... Consider All the Angles

Road Construction Zone Danger Cuts Both Ways

School Bus Safety

Skeletons in Your Closet?

Stop, Look, and Listen

The Games Adjusters Play

The Many Forms of Medical Malpractice

This Could Well Be the Single Most Important Type of Auto Insurance You Carry (And You Probably Don’t Have Nearly Enough of It)

Tractor-trailer Rollover Accidents

Truck Rollover Accidents

What to Do After a Dog Bite

Social Security and Disability

Acceptable Sources for Medical Evidence When Applying for Disability Benefits

Alcohol/Drug Abuse and Disability Payments

Anxiety and Disability Benefits

Cancer and Social Security Disability

Chronic Lyme Disease and Social Security Disability

Chronic Pain and SSDI

Common Errors That Delay SSD Benefits

Compassionate Allowances and SSDI

Congestive Heart Failure and Social Security Disability

Disability Benefits for Wounded Warriors

Difference Between SSDI and SSI

Don't Give up on Your SSD Application

Good Information for Disability Applicants

Herniated Discs and Social Security Disability

Herniated Discs…Often a Difficult Condition for Which to Receive Disability Benefits

Is Your Child Eligible for Disability Benefits?

Mental Illness and SSDI

Multiple Sclerosis and Social Security Disability

No One Likes Rejection

Obesity and Social Security Disability Benefits

Peripheral Neuropathy and Social Security Disability

Persistence Is the Key with Social Security Disability Claims

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and SSDI

Review of Your Medical Condition if You're Receiving SSD

Social Security Disability: Claimants Need to Do Their Part

Serious Skin Conditions and SSDI

Social Security Disability and Cardiac Conditions

Social Security Disability and Crohn’s Disease

Social Security Disability and Depression

Social Security Disability and Fibromyalgia

Social Security Disability and Multiple Sclerosis

Social Security Disability Insurance Could Be a Lifeline for Millions of Americans

SSD Benefits and Crohn’s Disease

SSD Benefits and Diabetes

SSD Claims Approval…Patience Is a Virtue

SSD The Difference Between Back Pay and Retroactive Pay

SSD Fraud Affects Everyone

SSDI Compassionate Allowance for Breast Cancer

SSDI – The Listing of Impairments

Substantial Gainful Activity and Social Security Disability

The Key Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for SSDI

The Return of Mailed Social Security Statements

Ulcerative Colitis and SSDI Benefits                                           

Wounded Warriors and Expedited SSD Claims


Everyone’s Terrible at Driving in the Snow...Except our Wonderful Readers, of Course!

Legal Terms of the Month…Deposition and Pro Se


Not All Healthy Smoothies Are Created Equal