Divorce, Money, Real Estate, Taxes, Tips & How-To

5 tips for making sense of taxes after a divorce

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Did you know there is one divorce every 36 seconds in the U.S.? That means about 876,000 people are newly navigating post-divorce taxes.

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Lisa Bloom, News, Rights

Feds refuse to charge George Zimmerman: The unsatisfying end to the Trayvon Martin case

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No federal charges will be forthcoming against George Zimmerman, who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012. The killing generated nationwide demonstrations. Zimmerman’s state court murder trial was nationally televised by every cable news network. I covered it in depth for NBC and MSNBC, and when the trial was over, I was so disturbed

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Government, News, Tips & How-To

What you need to know about Washington, D.C.’s weird new weed laws

Washington, D.C. legalizes recreational marijuana, with caveats

Washington, D.C. legalizes marijuana at midnight, with some caveats.

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Lisa Bloom, News, Rights

Lisa Bloom: Unsurprising injustice for Trayvon Martin — George Zimmerman won’t face civil rights charges

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Avvo’s Lisa Bloom on the DOJ’s decision not to press federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman for killing teen Trayvon Martin.

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Real Estate, Tips & How-To

Pot and rental properties: What landlords and property managers should know

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Marijuana attorney Bret Sachter answers common questions from landlords about renters and new medical, recreational marijuana laws.

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Crime & Lawsuits, Lisa Bloom, News

‘American Sniper’ trial: Eddie Ray Routh found guilty of murder

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Avvo legal analyst Lisa Bloom on Texas jury’s verdict: Eddie Ray Routh guilty of murdering Navy Seal Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield.

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Crime & Lawsuits, News, Rights

The American death penalty: A tragedy of errors

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The status of the death penalty in the United States, problems with today’s lethal injections and the future of execution in the U.S.

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Government, News, Tips & How-To

Baked Alaska: First red state to legalize marijuana, third overall

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On Feb. 24, 2015, Alaska became the first majority republican state to legalize recreational marijuana. It’s the third U.S. state overall.

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Avvo, Divorce, Family, Tips & How-To

Ask Avvo: Is there anyway to make a prenup romantic?

Ask Avvo: 4 Tips for Making Your Prenup Romantic

A prenup is a contract that sets forth both parties’ rights in the event of death or divorce. These are issues that couples typically avoid discussing, especially when they’re busy planning a wedding. However, if you approach the process with an open mind, prenups can also be quite romantic.

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Lisa Bloom, News, Rights

Private fundraisers to process rape kits? Shame on us

Private fundraisers to process rape kits? Shame on us

Nationwide, 400,000 rape kits collect dust in police evidence rooms. We have the money, we just choose not to spend it on protecting women.

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