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How to Prove Self-Defense in a Homicide Charge

How to Prove Self-Defense in a Homicide Charge

The use of self-defense as a defense to criminal charges in homicide charges has always been a controversial one, but it has become an especially hot-button issue in recent years as the headlines have been filled with the acquittal or dismissal of charges against...

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How Long Does a Divorce Take in Pennsylvania

How Long Does a Divorce Take in Pennsylvania

For many people going through the divorce process, they simply want it to be over with as soon as possible. Remaining in a marriage that has not worked out well can feel intolerable, and few are enthusiastic about the process of dealing with paperwork, sorting out...

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Amanda Knox – How the Media Affects Criminal Charges

Amanda Knox – How the Media Affects Criminal Charges

One of 2016’s hottest documentaries is Netflix’s Amanda Knox, which chronicles the story of how its titular subject went from being an anonymous 20-year old studying in Italy to an object of worldwide media fascination, scrutiny, and ridicule, resulting in her murder...

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How Will a Divorce Affect My Family?

How Will a Divorce Affect My Family?

In previous decades, it was extremely common for parents to wait until their children mature into adulthood before they divorced, and it is often still the case today. Certainly, most would agree that the ideal situation would be one in which parents remained happily...

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Can You Really Serve Divorce Papers on Facebook?

Can You Really Serve Divorce Papers on Facebook?

In a decade’s time, Facebook has gone from an Ivy-Leaguer alternative to MySpace to something that is so ubiquitous that people who are not on it seem to have to justify why they are not. And, in that time, it has become a complicated force in the way we relate to one...

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Recovering Debt Step 1: Sending the Demand Letter

Recovering Debt Step 1: Sending the Demand Letter

Someone out there owes you or your business a lot of money. Perhaps it’s a supplier, a customer, perhaps even an associate or friend who is now refusing to pay. Regardless of whether the debtor is disputing the need to pay or claiming to not have the funds, you now...

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Brad and Angelina: The High Net Worth Divorce Process

Brad and Angelina: The High Net Worth Divorce Process

Eleven years after being a part of a much-watched divorce proceeding with Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt is headed back to divorce court again after his wife Angelina Jolie filed for divorce in a Los Angeles courthouse in September 2016, citing irreconcilable...

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What if One Spouse Doesn’t Want a Divorce?

What if One Spouse Doesn’t Want a Divorce?

In popular culture and the news, it can often seem as though most divorce narratives involve two people who have grown apart and/or had major disagreements which cause both of them to want to seek a divorce and move on. But, the truth is that, in many divorces, only...

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Pennsylvania Reduces No-Fault Divorce Waiting Period

Pennsylvania Reduces No-Fault Divorce Waiting Period

Governor Tom Wolf signed into law a bill in early October which will make the process of obtaining a no-fault divorce in Pennsylvania quicker by reducing the mandatory waiting period from two years to one year. The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Tarah Toohil, said that, by...

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What to Do If You’re Arrested at an NFL Game

What to Do If You’re Arrested at an NFL Game

It’s NFL season again, which means long Sundays in front of the TV, fantasy football leagues, tailgating, highlight reels...and occasionally some arrests at NFL games across the country. When you put upwards of 90,000 people packed in a stadium for half a day, with...

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