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Mark Theoharis

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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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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 the 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...
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What Is the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) – Protections, Pros & Cons

On the Internet, people buy, sell, post, alter, share, borrow, copy, and steal copyrighted material. While there's usually nothing wrong with linking content you like on your social media accounts or sending photos to your friends...
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5 Legal Facts You Need to Know About Incapacity Planning

Time waits for no one. None of us can ever know with certainty what our futures hold.The idea that you might one day lose your mental faculties and be unable to make choices is not...
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8 Legal Myths About the Process of Getting a Divorce

Divorce is hard, even if there are plenty of financial advantages of being single. Regardless of why your relationship is ending, the legal process of getting a divorce can be confusing, time-consuming, and expensive.Unfortunately,...