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Collecting Child Support or Maintenance from an Out-of-state Ex

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To enforce an out-of-state order for spousal maintenance, alimony, support or child support, you need to know about The Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA). Parties often need a legally recognized forum to collect either child support or spousal maintenance … Continue reading

What to Expect During Divorce

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This article is reproduced from the Pines Laurent, LLP website. For more information on what to expect during your divorce, or to discuss filing for divorce with expert Los Angeles divorce lawyers, contact Pines Laurent, LLP today. If you are considering filing … Continue reading

Warrant is Required to Search Information on a Cell Phone, Even Incident to Arrest

The United States Supreme Court has ruled that police officers must generally secure a warrant before searching through the contents of a cell phone of a person they arrest.[1] This decision will have important implications for telecommunications providers, possibly by … Continue reading

Do You Know these Facts About Estate Planning?

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  This article was originally published on Lawyers.com. Historically, a “will” was used to distribute of real estate after one’s death and a “testament” was used to dispose of personal property. Today those instructions are combined into a single document, called a … Continue reading

Welcome to The National Advocates

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Welcome to The National Advocates!  We are enthusiastic and appreciative of your decision to join us in building what we believe will be the premier legal association of its kind.  We encourage you to take advantage of the benefits that … Continue reading

Differences of U.S. legal business forms [infographic]

Different businesses will need to work with different legal forms in order to enjoy several unique advantages. However, not all of these forms and agreements are the same, and some may be limiting, depending on the position of the signer. … Continue reading

[Video] Reluctance to Deport Pop Stars Creates a Double Standard in Immigration Law

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“To avoid deportation, just put on this Justin Bieber mask.” Lenni Benson, professor at New York Law School and Director of the Safe Passage Project, talks about the general in the American immigration system to deport sports and entertainment professionals. … Continue reading

$18 Million Settlement in Exploding Toilet Case

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An $18 million settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit alleging that Sloan Valve Company sold defective pressurized flushing mechanisms that could cause toilets to explode. People who owned toilets equipped with the Flushmate system can apply for a cash … Continue reading

Supreme Court Says Creditors in Bankruptcy can Access Inherited IRAs

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When Brandon and Heidi Heffron-Clark filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, they wanted to exclude $300,000 in an inherited individual retirement account (IRA) from the bankruptcy estate using the “retirement funds” exemption. The did not want their creditors to use the IRA to … Continue reading

What Parents Can Learn From Casey Kasem

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When lawyer Jennifer Brandt appeared on the radio show “Crime and Justice With Dan Schorr” on June 8, one of the topics was the ongoing family dispute concerning radio icon, Casey Kasem. Before his death on June 15, 2014, Casey’s wife, Jean … Continue reading