By Jeffrey Broobin / Published on May 4th, 2008 / Legal
In 1999, the Vermont Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in the case of Baker v. State, 744 A.2d 864 (Vt. 1999), ruling that prohibiting same-sex marriage violated the Vermont constitution [..]
 By Jeffrey Broobin / Published on May 3th, 2008 / Legal
An Economist Jay Zagorsky from the University of Ohio (Ohio State) has analyzed the results of a 40-years research project during which he interviewed about 33,000 people. In 1960 [..]
 By Jeffrey Broobin / Published on May 2th, 2008 / Legal
Single Americans want to marry someone who shares their Innermost Thoughts and Feelings rather than someone rich or of the same religion, a survey said on Wednesday. Today's young [..]
 By Jeffrey Broobin / Published on May 1th, 2008 / Legal
It is essential that the parties entering into an agreement be advised of Tax Ramifications of property transfers made pursuant to the agreement, and that the agreement be examined from time to [..]
 By Jeffrey Broobin / Published on April 30th, 2008 / Legal
1. Unconscionability. It's true that you can Agree To Give Up Your Right to inherit from your spouse, which you would otherwise be entitled to do upon your spouse's death, even if he or she [..]
 By Jeffrey Broobin / Published on April 29th, 2008 / Legal
An important part of lifetime planning is the Power of Attorney. Valid in all states, these documents give one or more persons the power to act on your behalf. The power may be limited to a [..]
 By Jeffrey Broobin / Published on April 28th, 2008 / Legal
There are "Nondurable ," "Durable," and "Springing" Power of Attorney. "A "Nondurable" Power of Attorney takes effect immediately. It remains in effect until it is revoked by the Principal, [..]
 By Jeffrey Broobin / Published on April 27th, 2008 / Legal
What is a Power of Attorney? It is a written legal document that, in its simplest form, establishes a fiduciary relationship between two individuals. Essentially, it gives someone the [..]
 By Jeffrey Broobin / Published on April 26th, 2008 / Legal
At present, many people have not planned for their potential incompetence. There are number of legal devices that are readily available to assist people in expressing their wishes in advance. [..]
 By Jeffrey Broobin / Published on April 25th, 2008 / Legal
There's more to estate planning than deciding who will get your money after you die. Estate Planning also means deciding who will manage your business and legal affairs if you ever become [..]
 By Jeffrey Broobin / Published on April 24th, 2008 / Legal
How it works and how to make it work for you The three major credit bureaus in the United States: Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax, are in the business of exchanging information. When you [..]
 By Jeffrey Broobin / Published on April 23th, 2008 / Legal
A creditor may not use deceptive or misleading means in an effort to collect a debt. That could include the following: 1. Falsely implying that he is an attorney or government [..]
 By Jeffrey Broobin / Published on April 22th, 2008 / Legal
A couple recently divorced. Their Divorce Decree stated that the husband would pay the balances on their three joint credit card accounts. Months later, after he neglected to pay off these [..]
 By Jeffrey Broobin / Published on April 21th, 2008 / Legal
Below is a discussion of how to handle probate First of all, what is probate? We've heard various things about probate and we are pretty sure that it deals with court matters that involve [..]
 By Jeffrey Broobin / Published on April 20th, 2008 / Legal
The Cost Of Credit Truth in Lending helps you compare costs by requiring creditors to give you certain basic information about the cost of buying on credit or taking out a loan. These [..]
 By Jeffrey Broobin / Published on April 19th, 2008 / Legal
Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) CCCS is a service that offers counseling about how to work out a realistic budget and debt repayment plan and work with creditors. The goal is to [..]
 By Jeffrey Broobin / Published on April 19th, 2008 / Legal
The three major credit bureaus in the United States: Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax, are in the business of exchanging information. When you apply for a loan of any kind, the creditor [..]
 By Jeffrey Broobin / Published on April 18th, 2008 / Legal
The Department of Justice prosecutes cases of identity theft and credit fraud under a variety of federal statutes. In the fall of 1998, for example, Congress passed the Identity Theft and [..]
 By Jeffrey Broobin / Published on April 17th, 2008 / Legal
All Federal Laws are in the consumer's favor and you will have the advantage, especially with the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act. This is because when you dispute any information contained [..]
 By Jeffrey Broobin / Published on April 16th, 2008 / Legal
We donít know What Terry Wanted because she didnít have a living will. Donít make the same mistake! Understanding Living Will: Life-sustaining treatment, Terminal condition"Life-Sustaining [..]

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