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Will versus Living Trust 

We’re going to talk about whether or not you should have a Will, or would it be better to have a Living Trust? And we’ll go through the details of both and compare and come to a conclusion at the end as to which one would be more beneficial for most people in most situations.  […]

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6 Options to Help You Pay for Lawyer’s Fees

Let’s face it – if you’re hiring a lawyer, it’s likely that something bad has happened in your life, and you need to go to court to fix it or defend yourself. Unfortunately, a lot of the time, lawyers just don’t come cheaply – especially the good ones. You don’t, however, have to break the […]

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What is a Retainer Fee?

A retainer fee is one of the most common attorney fee schedules. A retainer is an amount of money that’s paid to a lawyer in advance to retain (hire) him/her to represent you in a legal matter. When setting a retainer fee, an attorney anticipates the amount of legal work that must be done and […]

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How Much Does a Divorce Cost on Average in 2020?

The average cost of a divorce in the United States is around $15,000 per person. In instances where a lawyer charges by the hour, prices for family law attorneys usually range between $150 to $250 per hour for divorce proceedings, but can get to upwards of $650 per hour

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How Much Does A Patent Cost?

Patenting a simple and straightforward invention could cost an applicant $5,000 to $7,000, with more complex designs costing more than $15,000. The average cost to patent a regular invention is $8,500. The simpler your invention, the less you will have to pay. A majority of the cost of patenting an invention goes to the attorney preparing your application.

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How to Patent an Invention or Idea

A patent is an intellectual property right used by inventors to protect their creations. It allows the holder to prevent others from making, using, and selling their invention within the U.S. or importing their it into the U.S. This allowance usually lasts for 20 years after the patent application has been filed.

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How To Apply For U.S. Citizenship: Permanent Residents

Naturalization With more than 1.2 million legal and illegal immigrants settling in the United States each year, there were 692,000 green card-holders who became U.S. citizens in 2011. Citizenship is commonly based on a process known as naturalization

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Attorney Fees for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

This article will cover the basics of attorney fees for Chapter 13 bankruptcy.  In a previous article, we covered the basics of attorney fees for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.  Many of the same things that we said about the economics of Chapter 7 also apply to Chapter 13.  That is to say, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is […]

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