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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.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act Dmca Protections

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...
Legal Facts Incapacity Planning

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...
Legal Myths Divorce Process

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,...
Legal Myths Estate Planning Wills Trusts

10 Legal Myths About Estate Planning – How Wills & Trusts Really Work

Wills, living wills, and trusts can be confusing. That's why we created an easy estate planning checklist covering the costs, tools, probates, and taxes. But there are still plenty of myths out there that...
Handle After Death Debt Collectors

What Happens to Debt When You Die? – Dealing With After-Death Debt Collectors

If there is a list of topics people don't like to discuss, death and debt are near the top. However, like many important legal and financial issues, every responsible adult should have at least...
Best Deals Estate Sales

How to Find the Best Deals at Estate Sales & Auctions – How They...

Regardless of where you live, there's a good chance that somewhere nearby, an estate sale is taking place. That means there are likely great bargains available. Estate sales and estate auctions are some of the...
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10 Legal Myths About Starting a Small Business

Legal myths about small business law abound, ready to confuse, mislead, and even damage you if you rely on them. Like many myths, there is often a grain (or more) of truth to the...
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10 Legal Myths About Criminal Law – When You Get Arrested

When it comes to the law, there is perhaps no other area that is as widely misunderstood, misrepresented, and mythologized in popular culture quite like criminal law. Crimes, punishments, and the procedures surrounding the...
Common Law Marriage States Rights

What Is Common Law Marriage – States, Rights & Requirements

Common law marriage is one of those legal ideas that everyone seems to have heard about, yet few people have a true grasp of the details. You may have read a news story about...
Understanding Power Of Attorney

What Is Power of Attorney & How to Get It – Types

A power of attorney, often abbreviated as POA, is a document allowing capable adults to name someone to serve as their representative, or allow others to enter into agreements on their behalf. Because the...
Alternative Dispute Resolution

What Is Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) – Mediation & Arbitration

When you are involved in a conflict that causes you to consider going to court, you are confronted with a range of questions. Should you sue? Do you need to hire a lawyer? How...
Criminal Justice System Works

How the Criminal Justice System Works – Courts & Procedures

Anyone who has ever received a traffic ticket, been arrested, or been charged with a crime knows that the criminal justice process can be intimidating. Investigation, arrest, and the court proceedings that often follow...