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Kaia Koglin

What Is the Diversity Visa Lottery?

The diversity visa lottery is also known as the green card lottery or, more formally, as the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program.

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Erin Wallace

Do I Need to Hire an Immigration Attorney?

While an immigration attorney can provide peace of mind during often lengthy legal processes, they don’t always come cheap. Here’s what you may need to think about if you want to hire an immigration attorney.

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Katelynne Shepard

What's the Difference Between Probation and Parole?

When you're dealing with criminal charges, a lot of big legal words get thrown around. Two important terms to understand, here, are probation and parole.

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Sarah Stasik

What Is a Codicil to a Will?

Creating a will is a basic estate task that almost anyone can benefit from. Another benefit to a will is that you're not locked into today's decisions — you can make changes to your wishes later with a codicil to your will.

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Katelynne Shepard

Security Deposits Vs. Move-in Fees: What to Know Before You Move

Moving into an apartment comes with unexpected expenses. Knowing what types of fees to expect — and what they mean — can make the process smoother.

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Gwen Case

How Probation Works

Probation offers some people convicted of a crime an alternative to incarceration. If you or a loved one is facing probation, you'll want to learn more about this potentially confusing legal process.

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Elizabeth Michael

What Is a Payday Loan?

Payday loans can really help if you've got a pressing bill or other financial emergency that can't wait until your next paycheck. However, it's important to take some time to learn how payday loans work when it comes to finance charges, fees and repayment terms.

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Leigh A. Morgan

How Parole Works

Parole is a common penalty for people convicted of crimes. The process isn't always easy, but it does give the individual an opportunity to reenter the community instead of staying in jail or prison.

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