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What’s a subpoena?

Are you being subpoenaed?

What is a subpoena? And what should you do upon receiving one?

By Tristan Hoag on June 26, 2018


If getting a court document in the mail isn’t a cause for concern, then what is? A subpoena might not mean what you think, however.

Let’s say you’ve been subpoenaed. The letter might be asking you to produce some documents, or to testify under oath for a case – including...

how to block a neighbor's security camera - intrusive came in back yard

Sometimes it feels as if a neighbor's security camera is pointed right at you.

How to block a neighbor’s security camera – if you dare

Knowing how to block that neighbor’s security camera legally is the tricky part

If good fences make good neighbors, what happens when someone spies at you over that fence?

That’s a question that thousands of homeowners are...

How long after shoplifting can you be caught - that depends

Just because you think you haven't been caught shoplifting, doesn't mean you're off the hook.

How long after shoplifting can you be caught?


If you’re wondering how long after shoplifting you can be caught, maybe it’s your conscience talking to you


There are a couple of topics that literally rule the...

Is dumpster diving illegal? Only if you're trespassing on private property.

Is dumpster diving illegal? Only if you're trespassing on private property.

Is dumpster diving illegal?

It’s a hot new trend, which is why so many lawyers are asked, 'Is dumpster diving illegal?'

There was a time when dumpster diving was considered something unsavory and ugly, practiced only by the homeless, an activity that anyone else...

Squatter laws deal with people who enter and live in property illegally

Squatter laws deal with people who enter and live in property illegally.

What is meant by squatter’s law?

By Mary Van Doren on April 26, 2018

Squatter laws combine an ancient right and a modern political movement

For most people, a squatter definition involves a homeless person living in squalor in an abandoned building, even, perhaps as New Republic writer Lauren...

When it comes to student loan forgiveness, public service may not solve your financial woes.

When it comes to student loan forgiveness, public service may not solve your financial woes.

Student loan forgiveness: Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

By Mary Van Doren on February 22, 2018

When it comes to student loan forgiveness, public service is a viable option – or is it?

As everyone who’s ever even contemplated higher education knows, taking out student loans is a costly, if necessary, way to finance it....

Parents should understand IRS laws before claiming a child on taxes.

If you're confused about who you can claim as an exemption, consult IRS regulations.

Claiming a child on taxes

By Mary Van Doren on February 08, 2018

Once you understand the IRS definition of ‘dependent,’ you can claim a child on taxes without fear

It’s one of the most confusing parts of the tax code for most people – and it’s one of the first questions on Form 1040.

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