Tips For Appealing A Criminal Conviction

Following a conviction in a criminal court case, you have the right to file an appeal. Even though you lost the original court battle, there is still a possibility that you could win your case in the appellate court. If you are planning to appeal a conviction, here are some tips for staging the appeal. […]

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A Guide To Managing Bail Costs

If you can afford to post bail, note that there are several areas where costs can accumulate. Here are some things to be aware of in order to keep your bail costs low.  Ask to Reduce Bail Costs If you are in a financially difficult place, in some cases your judge may be willing to […]

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Deciding Whether To Go For Early Social Security

Social Security retirement benefits are meant to take care of you after your retirement. Social Security has different retirement ages depending on the birth year, but the current lowest retirement age is 66. However, you can apply for and start receiving your retirement benefits as early as age 62. You can, but it doesn’t mean […]

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How Does A Judge Determine Bail?

Before Raj Rajaratnam’s public arrest, he was considered to be a successful hedge fund manager. What his clients did not know was he was involved in insider trading. He had stolen at least $20 million from those he was working for, although some estimates say it was closer to $60 million. Whatever the precise amount […]

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Challenges Of Adopting A Child As A Single Person

Any adult who meets the legal requirements (such as age gap between themselves and the child) can adopt a child; that is the legal position. In practice, however, some people find it easier to adopt children than others. For example, single adults are likely to meet with challenges that their married counterparts do not have. […]

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Is It Possible To Avoid Probate?

You have likely heard of using various legal maneuvers to avoid having to probate a will. Probate is the process of filing the deceased’s last will and testament in probate court, which allows a probate judge to oversee and rule on its contents and validity. There are several methods that keep some property out of […]

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