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Student loans are difficult to discharge in bankruptcy, but relief may be possible to borrowers who can prove that repayment would cause them undue hardship.

What is the statute of limitations for a criminal charge, is it different for a misdemeanor or felony offense, what are the exceptions, and what's the difference between the statute of limitations...

Once you enter into a contract, you may discover that the deal was not as good as you thought, or feel tricked or cheated by the other party. How can you terminate a contract and get a refund, or...

What is sex trafficking, how does it occur, and why it remains a problem within the United States.

What offenses can trigger criminal charges for domestic violence, how do domestic violence charges differ from other battery charges, and what are the consequences of a domestic violence charge or...

What is the purpose of a deposition, what happens during a deposition, and what to expect if you're being deposed.

What are issue preclusion (collateral estoppel) and claim preclusion (res judicata), and how do they operate to prevent litigation and re-litigation of claims.

How to look for and find an expert for a subject of law or area of legal practice.

How does entrapment work as a defense to criminal charges, and what are the elements of the entrapment defense.

Why you should have a written fee agreement with your lawyer, how retainers work, how lawyer fees are calculated, and what you should expect from your fee contract.

What are junk bonds, and what are the risks and benefits of investment.

How bankruptcy can make a real difference in the lives of individuals, and let them get back on their feet after a financial setback.

Tips for handling the first meeting with the prospective bankruptcy client.

How lawyers can avoid or reduce the cost incurring the cost of retaining an expert that they do not anticpate will testify, without having that expert's testimony later excluded by a court.

What are the basic differences between jails, the local facilities that hold people who are awaiting trial or sentenced to shorter terms of incarceration, and prisons, the facilities that hold...

How do pre-prosecution diversion programs work, what are the benefits of diversion, and who qualifies for pretrial diversion.

When one has filed for bankruptcy, it is required that their assets are sold off and the proceeds used to pay creditors.

There is a conflict between federal and some state laws regarding the use of marijuana. While 18 states legalize the limited use of marijuana, federal law is completely against it.

What does it mean if somebody claims to be judgment-proof, or states that it's not worth pursuing a claim against somebody because they're judgment-proof?

With legal protections offered to tenants for service animals and emotional support animals, should landlords reconsider 'no pets' rules.

What is an injunction and when may you seek one against another person or business.

What does it mean for a person to be incompetent to stand trial, and how is it different from the insanity defense.

When might a person be able to bring a defamation case based upon media coverage of a high profile incident or criminal case?

Remedies for injured seamen under maritime law, including the Jones Act and maintenance and cure.

Factors to consider before expanding your business directly or through franchising.

What is meant by a defendant's having the right to a speedy trial.

What is a pardon, and how do you seek executive clemency following a criminal conviction, whether in the form of pardon or executive clemency.

How automobile event data recorder (EDR) data has been used in court, and how it may potentially be misleading.

Describing NHTSA standards for automobile black boxes in newer vehicles, and issues that have yet to be addressed by regulation.

What is an automobile event data recorder (EDR), or black box, and how does it work.