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4 Rights To Remember When You’re Stopped By Police

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In 21 Jump Street, Channing Tatum, playing a young police officer, is berated by his superior after failing to to “Mirandize” a suspect, which resulted in the criminal’s release without charges. When asked to recite the warning, Tatum’s character fails miserably, despite Jonah Hill’s best efforts to help. Though funny within the context of the…
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3 Marketing Tips For Lawyers From the Undead

The story about the dead guy who appeared before a judge to be declared alive, only to be informed he was still dead has – who would’ve guessed – a second life! Last December, we recounted the peculiar story and legal status of Donald Miller. A brief recap: Miller, then 61, vanished in the 1980s,…
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After Divorce – Co-Parenting to Balance Your Child’s Summer Schedule

Before you know it the end of the academic year will be here and your kids out of school for the summer. Balancing quality time with your children during their summer break can be a struggle when you’re still working full time and your kids have other activities lined up – summer camp and sports-related…
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TESTAMENTS: HAVING THE FINAL WORD

If you’ve been reading the recent posts here during “Make a Will” month, you already know why you should make a will (leave loved ones stuff), how to make a will (fill out the forms), where to make a will (here), and the pitfalls of failing to do so. AND YET YOU – YES, YOU!…
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Writing Your Will – What’s In It For You

By Jackie Ann Patterson Recently my 36-year-old cousin died in the night, leaving behind a wife and two young sons. Clearly, he needed a Will. But that won’t happen to you, right? You aren’t planning to depart this green earth anytime soon. So why should you take time out of your busy schedule to make a…
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Colma – The City That Runs on Dead People

Maybe it was on account of growing up in New York City, but as far back as I can remember, I wondered “Where do all the dead people go?” Not in the “Is there an after-life?” sense, but where do we physically put them? I’d be crushed against somebody’s armpit in the subway, knifing my…
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Writing Your Will – What’s Holding You Back

By Jackie Ann Patterson Even if you don’t feel like dying anytime soon, you probably know you ought to do basic estate planning such as creating a will. What’s holding you back? Look out because here comes some excuse-busting! A Will Doesn’t Have to Cost Your First-Born Child It’s not expensive to create a Will online.…
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Don’t Leave Unfinished Business – Make Your Will Today!

It’s “Make a Will Month” here at Rocket Lawyer, and since “where there’s a will, there’s a way,” we are supplying you with a way to make a will – for free! But where there’s a will, there’s also a “why.” For most folks that’s to make sure their assets and affairs and wishes are…
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Life After Death – Protecting Your Loved Ones With Proper Estate Planning

Life is precious and temporary. In the course of one lifetime we create memories, develop friendships, build families and businesses and homes, buy vehicles and artwork, travel, read and write, invest, and spend each day (hopefully) doing what makes us happy. No one wants to take time away from all of the beauty that life…
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Where There’s a Will There’s a Way (To a Successful, Lasting Business)

San Francisco resident Sarah Burns first opened her beauty shop in the city’s Lower Pacific Heights neighborhood in 1980. Driven by a passion for improving lives and working with innovative companies within the beauty industry, Sarah grew her business into what is now a global beauty consulting and boutique salon — Ms. Sarah’s Creations of…
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