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Are Parents Legally Responsible if Their Kid Is a Bully?

Can you be held responsible if your kid is a bully?

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Neighbor Disputes: What to Do When Your Neighbor Invades Your Property

If your neighbor is crowding you out of your own home or yard, it's time to take action.

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Know Your Rights: What Are Miranda Rights?

When you encounter law enforcement officers, you have rights. It's important that you know what they are.

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When can the police search the trunk of a car?

The fourth amendment, as it is generally understood, protects you from unreasonable search and seizure. But, what happens if you get pulled over by a…

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Trust Mills: What to Watch Out For

If you've never heard of a trust mill, consider yourself lucky, but also be wary. There's a growing segment of trust “advisors” trying to convince…

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5 Steps to Protect Family Heirlooms

Use these tips to avoid disputes over cherished family items.

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What to Know When Using or Sharing Software

If you're thinking about sharing or selling software you've bought, think again. If you buy a book or a CD, the “first sale doctrine” allows you to…

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Renting 101

Whether you're a first-time renter or someone who's been renting for years, finding and renting a new place can be intimidating. Because your home is…

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Can You Get Out of a Car Lease?

Nothing beats driving off the dealer's lot in a brand new car. But what happens if you have second thoughts?

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Know Your Rights: What Does Freedom of Religion Cover?

Deciding whether to say, “Happy Holidays” or “Merry Christmas” can be a personal choice. But for employers, government agencies, and schools, holiday…

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