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How to Buy Property In Foreclosure

The purpose of this article is to provide potential purchasers and investors of properties in foreclosure an overview of the process and suggestions on how to proceed with negotiating your purchase. *This article is not intended to be a comprehensive overview of the laws and rules on foreclosure and only...

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My Name is Changed, Now What?

 A few of my recently married friends and I were chatting about my recent name change post. They had questions not about how to complete a name change, but what to do after. Do you need a new birth certificate? (No) A new social security card? (Yes) Driver’s License? (Yes) Which do...

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Reasons for Union, Civil or Otherwise?

I just received an email from a good friend that linked to this New York Times article about civil unions gaining popularity in France. Without getting too far  into the politics of it all, she mainly sent me the article because I am a strong proponent of allowing marriage to remain as as a religious or spiritual ceremony...

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How to Interview a Prospective Attorney

When you hire an attorney, you should hire the right attorney.  Depending on the reason you need legal services, your attorney may be someone you talk with and interact with on almost a daily basis.  Not only do you want great legal services, you need someone you work well with.  Do...

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What Not to Wear

Perhaps this should be filed under potentially distrubing legal bits, but yesterday’s New York Times had an article entitled Extreme Makeover: Criminal Edition. I mostly cite the article for human interest and shock value, but the real purpose of my posting is to encourage you cricitically think about what you...

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Alternative Ways to Fund Divorce

The New York Times is doing a series on the growing trend of investing in lawsuits. This week’s article focused on investing in high net worth divorces. An interesting concept that brings up significant ethical and moral dilemmas. Such services create a pseudo contingent fee arrangement (the typical arrangement where...

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