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“Florida Woman,” and the Reality of Fake Lawyers

“Florida Woman,” and the Reality of Fake Lawyers

Sometimes I feel like a lecturing parent, telling people that before hiring a lawyer they should check references, ask lots of questions, and check the person’s state bar membership. That’s particularly true in the immigration law setting, where a vulnerable population and lack of oversight (or interest) from law enforcement has led to all manner of scams and ripoffs. But then a news report like this one recently out of Tampa comes along. (And further solidifies Florida’s status as the…

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Survey: Two-Thirds of Americans Don’t Have a Will at the Close of 2019

Survey: Two-Thirds of Americans Don’t Have a Will at the Close of 2019

PLEASANTON, Calif. (December 2, 2019) –  If they’re anything like the readers who responded to a recent Nolo legal survey, millions of Americans could benefit from trusted do-it-yourself estate planning software like Quicken WillMaker & Trust 2020.  Nolo, the nation’s original and leading publisher of DIY legal products, ran its survey on wills in conjunction with the release of its Quicken WillMaker & Trust 2020 software. The survey responses came from readers of various online articles on the Nolo network…

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Ask Liza: Nolo’s Estate Planning Blog

Ask Liza: Nolo’s Estate Planning Blog

Check out Nolo’s Ask Liza, where Liza Weiman Hanks, an attorney who specializes in estate planning for families of all ages, answers questions about trusts, wills, probate, and other estate planning topics.