Business, Family

Bootstrapped: Summer and the small business owner

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The NakedLaw series “Bootstrapped” explores the challenges small business owners face as they blog about their experiences starting and running a small business. The series will cover a variety of topics: challenges and successes, tips and advice, trends and insights, and more, as these small business owners share their journeys. This segment is a short interview with Kristi Gorinas, founder and CEO of the Kristi G Company, about the challenges of handling her business in the summer. We met Kristi during an entrepreneurial segment on The Meredith Vieira Show.

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Divorce, Family, Marriage, Tips & How-To

Top 7 places to get a quickie divorce

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In a rush to get divorced? Then don’t file for divorce in Maryland or South Carolina, which both require a year of residency plus a year of separation before you can even start the process. Instead, look for places with short or non-existent residency requirements and waiting periods. Assuming you’re after an uncontested divorce, the process could take just a few short weeks.

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Consumer Protection, Family, Injury, Safety, Tips & How-To

Detergent pods: Convenient, but dangerous

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With bright colors and appealing packaging, detergent pods cause many children to mistake them for toys or candy.

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Divorce, Family, Marriage

5 reasons men file for divorce

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When it comes to divorce, does sex matter? That is, are there differences between men and women? Research and experience both say yes.

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Children, Family, Freedom, News, Rights

Is it legal to spank your kids?

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Is spanking as a form of corporal punishment “firmly woven into our nation’s social fabric,” as one state’s highest court recently asserted?

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Business, Consumer Protection, Crime & Lawsuits, Entertainment, Family, Funny, Safety

Swearing “Minions,” and other toy rollout disasters

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The F-bomb dropping “Minion” toys living in McDonald’s Happy Meals aren’t the first foul-mouthed toys to pollute impressionable young minds.

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Divorce, Family, News

Half of American men not strongly opposed to being in an open relationship, Avvo study finds

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Renowned relationship expert and sexologist Dr. Pepper Schwartz weighs in on state of affairs for men and women.

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Family, Safety, Tips & How-To

Dog days of summer: How to avoid a hot car tragedy

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Thousands of dogs and pets die each year when left alone in hot cars. Follow these tips to keep your pets safe this summer. Infographic.

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Family, Marriage, Tips & How-To

Wedding vendor contracts 101 and what to do if there’s a problem

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If you’re shelling out big bucks for a vendor and aren’t sure whether the contract is fair, have a lawyer look it over for red flags.

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Education, Family, Tips & How-To, Travel

Ask Avvo: How do I get an F-1 student visa to study in the US?

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Avvo attorneys answer your legal questions. This week: Florida immigration attorney Peter Loughlin explains the F-1 student visa.

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