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Carina Jenkins J.D.

How Long After Signing a Lease Can I Back Out?

So you signed the lease a few days ago. But your dream apartment is now on the market, or you’re otherwise having second thoughts about the place you picked. Can you back out of the lease?

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Sandy Hess

What to Know If You Want to Break Your Lease

There are certain circumstances that may require you to break your lease before the end of the contract period. Before you make the decision to break your lease by moving out early, it’s important to understand exactly what that means.

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Shelley Frost

What Is a 'Public Nuisance' in Terms of the Law?

Legally, there’s a line between a disturbance or annoyance and a public nuisance. Here’s how to know if what you're dealing with crosses that line.

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Shelley Frost

What Is a 'Private Nuisance' in Terms of the Law?

It's natural to feel annoyed if your neighbor plays loud music or blocks your driveway, but when do those things become a private nuisance in the eyes of the law?

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Carina Jenkins

Do I Have to Go to Court if I Want to Sue Someone?

This article explains when a court appearance is required in a civil lawsuit. It provides information on why a court appearance may be required and whether a person must go to court to initiate a lawsuit.

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Team eLocal

What Does It Mean to Be Held in Contempt of Court?

Being held in contempt of court is a serious matter and could have serious implications, including jail time. Here's what you need to know about the consequences of these charges.

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Hannah Stephens

Here's How Much It Costs to Prepare a Simple Will

If you want particular people to inherit your assets after you die, making a simple will could be a cost-effective way to ensure your wishes are followed.

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Shelley Frost

What Support Services Are Availble to Victims of Crime?

Crime victim services can vary, with options including emotional support, financial assistance and legal guidance.

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