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Mark Theoharis

Mark Theoharis is a former attorney who writes about the intersection of law and daily life, covering everything from crime to credit cards. He mostly writes for legal publishers, marketing agencies, and law firms, but gets the occasional chance to publish fiction. When he is not writing, Mark restores vintage and antique typewriters, though his editors have made it quite clear that typed submissions are strictly prohibited.
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What Is a Letter of Instruction (Template) – Estate Planning Basics

If you're like most people, thinking about your death and paying a lawyer to help you prepare for it doesn't sit well with you. Nevertheless, you've likely thought about how your family will cope...
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Legal Guardianship Types & How to Choose a Guardian for Your Child

Selecting a legal guardian for your child is crucial. In case of an unfortunate event, it's important to meet the legal requirements to ensure your child will be taken care of. Factors like the type of guardian you want, including their age, location, and parenting style, are important considerations. Learn more about the types of legal guardians, factors to consider when choosing one, and how to prepare your last will and testament.
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Estate Planning for Millennials – How to Get Started

If you were born in the latter part of the 20th century, you're part of the largest generation of Americans in history: millennials. And while millennials have diverse needs and desires, some truisms in...
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What Happens to Your Pets When You Die? – Estate Planning With Cats &...

Are you planning your will and estate? Do you want to ensure your pets are taken care of if something happens? These tips will help you understand the basics of estate planning, including what you need to know about wills, trusts, and powers of attorney for your pets.
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How to Become a Notary Public – Responsibilities & Requirements

There are some times in your life when relying on someone else's word or assurances isn't enough. When you need to protect yourself against fraud or deception, limit your risks, or create documents that...
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What Is a Cohabitation Agreement – Why You Need One Before Living Together

If you're one of the millions of Americans who are living with a romantic partner and are not yet married, you might want to consider creating a cohabitation agreement. While it's not exactly a romantic...
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What Is a Prenuptial Agreement – Do You Need One Before Marriage?

Getting married is a big milestone. While no one preparing for a wedding wants to entertain the possibility that you'll eventually get divorced, the chance that you'll split is significant. Although theĀ idea of sitting...
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How Much Are Legal Fees? – Costs of Hiring Different Types of Lawyers

Hiring a lawyer for the first time sounds like an expensive prospect. When you're facing a legal problem, thinking about how much you'll have to pay is a stress that only compounds your worries....
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TSA Precheck Versus Global Entry: Costs, Benefits, Sign-Up & Suitability

For frequent fliers, international travelers, and those who want to cut back on the hassles of air travel, there are a pair of government travel programs available that might help. For international travelers, the...
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What to Do When a Family Member Dies – Estate Settlement & Probate Process

The death of a family member or loved one is a difficult time for anyone. The last things you want to think about at such a time are the practical and legal steps that...
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What to Do If a Family Member Steals Your Identity

Being a victim of identity theft is never pleasant, but identity theft at the hands of a loved one can be a life-altering experience. Knowing that someone has used your personal information for financial...
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How to Create & Protect Your Digital Copyright When Selling Online

Artists, crafters, designers, writers, singers, and creative people of every stripe sell their creations online every day. Whether you sell through your own website, an online marketplace such as Etsy or eBay, or at...