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How Much Does It Cost to Become a U.S. Citizen?

The cost to become a U.S. citizen starts at $725 in government fees. The government proposed to raise these fees in 2020. The cost to hire an immigration attorney to help you file for citizenship ranges between $1000-2000, while various visa preparation services online charge between $200 and $400.

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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 it cost to file for Bankruptcy?

On average, filing for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy costs between $1,000 to $3,500 when you retain a bankruptcy attorney. Filing for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy tends to have a higher cost, from $2,500 to $6,000.

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How Much Does It Cost to Trademark a Business Name?

There are two fees involved to trademark a business name. The first one is for filing a trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), starting at $225. The second fee is paid to a company or attorney who helps you prepare and submit your trademark registration application, ranging from $199 to $2000.

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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 save money on taxes in 2020?

Tax deductions and tax credits are usually referred to like the same by most people. They can make a significant impact and cut down the tax bill significantly but in different ways. Learn the main differences— along with some of my favorite tips for saving money this tax season. What is the difference between a […]

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Guide to Assault and Battery

The intentional torts of assault and battery are often grouped together as if they are one single cause of action. While it’s true that the two frequently appear beside one another, they are two entirely different torts with their own discrete set of requirements. Assault. An assault occurs when a defendant gives a plaintiff the […]

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How to Save Money on Divorce

Getting divorced and looking to save money?  For a lot of people, the first thought that comes to mind that you might be able to save a few bucks by hiring one divorce lawyer for both you and your partner.  It’s not unheard of, but the buyer is warned.  An attorney is supposed to be […]

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The ABCs of Divorce Attorney Fees

If you’re thinking about getting a divorce, the odds are very good that you have a lot of stressful issues to consider.  The last thing you want to think about is how you’re going to afford your attorney.  You’ve probably heard horror stories about how much divorce can cost, and indeed, many divorce attorneys are […]

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Guide to What to do Following an Automobile Accident

Unfortunately, automobile accidents are a common occurrence. They can be relatively mild fender-benders or tragic events that result in injury, death, and extensive legal action. Drivers should be aware of what to do before and after an accident. Things to do Before an Accident. Keep your vehicle’s insurance card or other insurance policy information in […]

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What to Bring to Your Bankruptcy Consultation

Filing bankruptcy can be a very confusing process. Hopefully, when you meet with an attorney he or she will be able to fully evaluate your case and ease your concerns. In order to get a full evaluation, it is important to give the attorney a complete snapshot of your current financial situation. The following items […]

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