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Legal Fees

Ex-Inmate's Court Fees Surged 1,000% While He Was In Prison. Now He Struggles To Buy Food

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.05.2014 | Impact

If you've ever wondered if the American legal system favors the wealthy, look no further than Ardell Shaw. When he was convicted of three drug cha...

Five Legal Myths That Can Cost You a Fortune

Jack Garson | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business
Jack Garson

Your mom already warned you: Just because everyone else is doing something doesn't mean you should. Remember the bridge?

What's Deductible for Legal Fees When Couples Divorce

Julian Block | Posted 04.05.2014 | Divorce
Julian Block

The IRS prohibits any deduction for the cost of personal advice, counseling and legal action in a divorce. For example, there's no write-off for what a husband spends to resist his wife's demands for more alimony or to set aside a pre¬nuptial property agreement.

How Can I Pay for Legal Fees I Can't Afford?

Steve Rhode | Posted 11.08.2014 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I have large lawyer fees I need to have financed but I am not sure where to turn. I have left some mes...

The Personality and Philosophy of Attorneys Impact the Results

Mark Baer | Posted 07.10.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

In family law, we are dealing with people who had been sexually intimate. Family law frequently involves couples who have children together. In no other area of law are people giving or receiving money without the concept of fault being involved.

Crafting a Holocaust Insurance Solution That Works

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

There is a solution to get Holocaust survivors beyond the seemingly endless stalemates and complications that continue to characterize the ongoing debate over Holocaust-era insurance claims. But it cannot be found in a well-intentioned bill presently before the U.S. Congress.

Breast Cancer Survivor Jailed Over Accidental $280 Medical Bill

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.23.2012 | Business

In the latest example of aggressive debt collector tactics, an Illinois woman found herelf jailed over a bill she didn’t even owe in the first place...

Bicycling and Equal Protection

Chuck Thies | Posted 12.04.2011 | DC
Chuck Thies

Nine D.C. Council members have co-introduced the "Assault of Bicyclist Prevention Act of 2011." In D.C. it is already illegal to use a vehicle to threaten and assault bicyclists. You can go to jail for such behavior. You can also be sued.

Key Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Startup Attorney

Doug Bend | Posted 09.04.2011 | Business
Doug Bend

One of the biggest challenges entrepreneurs face is how to meet the legal requirements of their business, while balancing the need to preserve time and capital. Here are a few questions to consider when looking for a qualified, trusted business attorney.