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09.29.2014

Either one of the parents can ask the court for a modification in child support payments for circumstances that include an increase or decrease in the non-custodial parent’s income; an increase in the child’s need; if the child no longer lives with the custodial parent; or the child has turned 18 and is no longer in high school.

Children Money
09.24.2014

Not according to federal law. Federally licensed gun dealers are required to have customers fill out a form saying they are the actual purchaser.

Your Rights
09.19.2014

Yes. After repossessing your car, the creditor must send you a Notice of Redemption and an Affidavit within three days of the repossession, informing you of your right to buy back the car. In general, you must make all the back payments owed, including any late charges and the costs of repossession, such as towing and storage.

09.15.2014

Yes. The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that police may not search a smartphone or similar device without a warrant from a judge. Many believe the ruling is likely to impact searches of other types of electronic devices including laptops and tablets.

Your Rights
09.12.2014

Indicating the creator’s name without getting their permission does not typically satisfy copyright law’s “fair use” doctrine. Fair use is a limited defense that excuses use of a copyrighted work without the copyright owner’s permission in certain circumstances. These include using the work for the purpose of criticism, comment, reporting, teaching and research. In considering what constitutes “fair use,” the court considers a number of factors, such as the purpose of the use, the nature of the copyrighted work and the portion of the work used.

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