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Writing a Will Made Easy
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Writing a Will Made Easy

Editor’s note: This post was originally published April 14, 2023, and has been updated for accuracy, comprehensiveness and freshness on July 18, 2024. Estate planning. Writing a Will. End-of-life decisions. Most people don’t want to think about these serious topics. But we will all have to face them at some point, so it is better to...

Power of Attorney for College Students
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Power of Attorney for College Students

Editor’s note: This post was originally published Nov. 7, 2023, and has been updated for accuracy, comprehensiveness and freshness on July 8, 2024.Is your child heading to college? Whether it’s the beginning of their university adventure or they are seasoned under-grads, they may still need your help with financial and medical needs. It might be...

What You Should Know About Changing Your Name After Marriage
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What You Should Know About Changing Your Name After Marriage

Editor’s note: This post was originally published May 20, 2022, and has been updated for accuracy, comprehensiveness and freshness on July 8, 2024. So, you’ve officially tied the knot. You’ve been on your honeymoon and now you’re wondering whether you should change your name or not. Are there disadvantages of not changing your name after...

Lease vs. Rental Agreement: Which One Do You Need?
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Lease vs. Rental Agreement: Which One Do You Need?

Let’s say you are moving into an apartment and the landlord asks you to sign a document agreeing to certain terms and conditions for living in that apartment, for a certain number of months, specified in the contract. This document is known as a lease agreement.Now instead, imagine you are a contract worker who is...

The Benefits of Pairing a DBA with an LLC & How it Impacts Your Business
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The Benefits of Pairing a DBA with an LLC & How it Impacts Your Business

If you’re starting a small business, you want to make the best decisions to help your business succeed. One of your main considerations should be whether you’ll register your business as a limited liability company (LLC) or as a “doing business as” (DBA). But did you know you may be able to register your business...

Widening Consumer Stress Gap Hints at Incumbent Party Advantage
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Widening Consumer Stress Gap Hints at Incumbent Party Advantage

By Matt Layton, LegalShield Senior Vice President of Consumer Analytics As LegalShield’s senior vice president of consumer analytics, I spend a lot of time digging into the unique data we have on the legal and financial stressors facing everyday Americans. Our data comes directly from over 35 million requests from consumers seeking legal help since...

Homeownership Statistics: Insights from LegalShield Comprehensive Homeowner Survey
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Homeownership Statistics: Insights from LegalShield Comprehensive Homeowner Survey

Navigating homeownership involves decisions ranging from financial considerations to legal matters.Our goal was to help unravel the intricacies of homeownership. We uncovered insights into age distribution, gender dynamics, relationship status, legal assistance use, and perceptions regarding legal counsel and realtor sufficiency.In our LegalShield survey conducted April 2024, we surveyed 1,218 adults, ages 18 and older...

Should You Speak With a Lawyer When Buying a House?
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Should You Speak With a Lawyer When Buying a House?

For many people, buying a house is considered a major milestone of adult life. But when shopping starts, the process may become overwhelming. You may quickly find yourself asking questions, such as, “How does the housing market work?”The housing market is fluid, adjusting rapidly as the economy and homebuyer’s needs change. It’s a classic example...