Monthly Archives: December 2014

Expunged, Job Fair Plans

Q:        My criminal case was dismissed, but it’s still a problem for job applications. What can I do? A:        If the dismissal is final, the case can be expunged. Expungement seals a criminal case so it no longer appears as … Continue reading

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Most from the Least

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all…are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” (Declaration of Independence) Who would have thought … Continue reading

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Parenting a Collaborative Child

Q:        How does collaborative law handle parenting issues? A:        When parents fight in court, a judge makes decisions about where the children sleep and when how and where they spend time with each parent. As well-intentioned and thoughtful as these … Continue reading

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The VA Disabled Mortgage Payoff. Activate?

Q:        Does the VA pay off mortgages? A:        Under certain circumstances. Veterans’ Mortgage Life Insurance (VMLI) will help surviving family members of severely disabled Servicemembers or Veterans pay off the home mortgage at the time of death. To be eligible, … Continue reading

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Juveniles Are Not Guilty

Q:        Is it true that juveniles are not found guilty of crimes? A:        Our society treats juvenile and adult misconduct differently. Unlike adult courts, Juvenile Courts are more focused on the offender’s accountability and rehabilitation, rather than punishment. One way … Continue reading

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