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Once Valentine’s Day Is Over, Couples’ Fights Over Home Buying or Selling Can Begin

Once Valentine’s Day Is Over, Couples’ Fights Over Home Buying or Selling Can Begin

Traditionally, the busy season in real estate starts around April, though it’s been moving earlier in various parts of the United States. That leaves Valentine’s Day fairly clear for couples to look into each others’ eyes and dream of nesting in some cozy new abode. Enjoy it while it lasts, because according to a recent Harris Poll, the vast majority of couples argue like crazy over the course of buying or selling a home. Okay, so the words “like crazy”…

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World’s Richest Couple Calls It Quits: Jeff And MacKenzie Bezos Announce Divorce

World’s Richest Couple Calls It Quits: Jeff And MacKenzie Bezos Announce Divorce

On January 9, 2019, Jeff Bezos tweeted that he and his wife MacKenzie were divorcing after a “long period of loving exploration and trial separation.” Since then, the internet has been buzzing with related stories and speculation about how they’ll divide their massive fortune. Despite all the news, we don’t have many legal details yet—neither spouse has filed a divorce petition, and it’s unlikely the case will proceed in a public courthouse, with divorce filings available to the press. Divorces…

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TOP TEN NOLO ARTICLES FOR 2018

TOP TEN NOLO ARTICLES FOR 2018

Another year has passed, during which time Nolo continued to offer readers in-depth information about legal and practical matters. We’ve covered everything from buying a home to paying taxes to suing your neighbors,employers, and former friends. (Uh, not that we’re recommending all that litigation.) Which articles were favorites among Nolo readers this year? The drum roll please. Okay, enough drum roll: Will I Get Penalized for Working While Collecting Social Security Retirement? This topped the list last year, too! Do we…

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Transgender Rights at Risk: Trump Administration Says Gender Is Defined at Birth

Transgender Rights at Risk: Trump Administration Says Gender Is Defined at Birth

The Trump Administration is trying to establish a legal definition of sex that could reverse Title IX protections for transgender individuals. Defining Gender Last week, The New York Times reported that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) circulated a memo advocating for a restrictive definition of “sex” under Title IX—the federal law that bans gender discrimination in education. DHHS wants government agencies that enforce Title IX—including the Departments of Labor, Justice, and Education—to adopt the following definition:…

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Top Ten Nolo Articles for 2017

Top Ten Nolo Articles for 2017

Happy New Year! And now, for a quick look back at what Nolo’s online readers were putting first on their reading lists last year. Anyone notice any themes? The ones that seem to stand out are money, money, more money, the inevitable inquiries following the Harvey Weinstein scandal, and food. Let’s take a closer look, starting at the top. Will I Get Penalized for Working While Collecting Social Security Retirement? Looks like a lot of people either can’t give up the…

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