Tag: Legal Issues

Adoption Information Laws

If you’re an adoptee searching for information about your biological family, you may have a hard time determining where to start. Where do you get information? Your first thought may be to go through the legal system. After all, legally adopted individuals should have a trail that can lead back to biological parents. Unfortunately, it’s Read More…

Unbelievable Marriage and Sex Laws Across the United States

When you start looking into old laws, you’ll find plenty of weird ordinances that were enacted at some point. Even weirder, however, are the laws that nobody bothered to repeal. When you start looking into sex laws, you’ll find that lawmakers have tried to regulate what you do in the bedroom for hundreds of years. Read More…

What Happens When You File for Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy is a word that scares most people. For many individuals, bankruptcy is simply seen as the very last option. It’s something that destroys your financial reputation and essentially wipes out any credibility you have. In fact, bankruptcy can give struggling people a second chance. Although it definitely has a number of consequences, declaring bankruptcy Read More…

How to Establish a Neighborhood Watch

A neighborhood watch can be a great way to make your neighborhood a little safer. Although a call to 911 is effective, it takes time for police and other responders to react to calls. Even with the fastest response time, it may end up being too late to keep someone from being harmed. A better Read More…

How to Safely Escape an Abusive Relationship

One in three women and one in four men have experienced some form of physical violence from a partner. In the United States, nearly 20 people are abused by an intimate partner per minute. If you’re in an abusive situation, you’re not alone, and there are ways to keep yourself safe. First, know that computer Read More…

How to Avoid Tech-Savvy Scams

Many people who use the internet nowadays have been using it for years. In fact, you may have used the internet for decades, at this point. If you’re one of those individuals that grew up with the internet, or you started picking it up when it was in its fledgling state, you probably think you’re Read More…

How to Turn Self-Employment into a Small Business

Self-employment is booming, both in the United States and around the world. No matter where you live, it’s becoming increasingly common to work for yourself. If you’ve built a great self-employment job, chances are strong that it’s just going to keep getting bigger. To capitalize on that growth, you might want to start looking into Read More…

The Last Straw: Thoughts on the Plastic Straw Ban

If you’ve been following the news, especially news surrounding environmental consciousness, you’ve probably seen people advocating to reduce the use of plastic straws. The movement really began to gain traction when, earlier this year, Starbucks announced its plan to phase plastic straws out entirely. Many people praised this move as an eco-friendly decision by a big Read More…

How to Talk to Your Children About Guns

Gun violence remains as much of a problem as it is a topic of debate. Regardless of partisan lines and legal beliefs, one thing is for sure: it’s important that parents take the time to talk to their kids about guns. Thousands of children are unintentionally injured or even killed every year by guns, and Read More…

Is a Social Media Curfew a Good Idea?

Curfews have been around forever; most kids have a certain time when they’re expected to be home. And in some areas, that curfew is even enforced legally. There’s even something of a curfew on cable television, as some television shows with more adult-centered content are only allowed to be shown after a certain time, when Read More…