Archive for June 2018

late rent payments

How to handle late rent payments (plus the docs you’ll need)

We surveyed thousands of landlords, and they told us that late rent is their #1 headache. We know that when rent doesn’t come in on time, you’re left wondering how […]

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Must landlords provide accommodations for service animals?

Do landlords have to allow service dogs or companion animals? Learn about accommodation requirements and exclusions for service dogs and emotional support animals.

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LGBTQ legal matters: Same-sex marriage

Now that same-sex marriage is legal in all U.S. states, there are fewer legal issues to manage than there used to be, but you may still have a few questions. […]


Estate planning for newlyweds

No matter how large or small your estate is, you’ll want to spend some time on estate planning after you get married. After you are married, you may want to […]

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7 legal to-do’s after getting married

After you get married, there are a few legal details you’ll want to address. If you choose to change your name, you’ll need to notify quite a few organizations and […]

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Designing your career path

As part of San Francisco Design Week this year we’re hosting a panel with our design experts at Rocket Lawyer and a few of our friends on designing your career path

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Marriage laws every couple should know about

While we tend to focus on the romantic side of getting married, marriage is a legal relationship. It may be the most important legal agreement you’ll ever make. State and […]

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How to protect your big day from difficult wedding vendors

With proper planning, good communication, and comprehensive service contracts, you can avoid most issues that may occur with wedding vendors. Your wedding planner will likely handle most problems with your […]

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How to hire a wedding photographer or videographer

Hiring a wedding photographer is one of the most important tasks you have when planning your wedding. Your photographer and videographer only have one chance to capture your wedding,  so […]

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Supreme Court removes ban on sports betting

In May, the Supreme Court overturn a federal law that banned commercial sports betting in most states because it was believed to be unconstitutional. The Supreme Court’s will effectively open the door for each state to legalize sports betting at its discretion.

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How to hire a wedding planner

Hiring a wedding planner should greatly reduce your workload and help your wedding day unfold without a hitch. Planners handle the details of the wedding, so you and your spouse-to-be […]

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Privacy in the age of social media

Social media has changed the way we interact and share information with friends, family and colleagues. We are discussing a few steps on protecting yourself and limit the amount of data you’re making readily available to others.

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5 questions to ask before signing wedding vendor contracts

Understanding your wedding vendor contracts before you sign them is critical for protecting your best interest as a client. Most contracts are customizable, so you should be able to change […]

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Wedding contracts 101: Key clauses and terms to understand

If you are planning a wedding, you may be required to sign many wedding service contracts. You’ll need to sign a contract with your wedding planner, photographer, caterer, entertainment, venue […]


Eloping: Legal tips for your secret wedding

Elopement used to be thought of as a young couple sneaking away in the night to get married secretly, but now it often is simply getting married with a small, […]

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New law allows free credit freezes: Protect your credit now

Although the new law will make credit freezes free, don’t wait. If you don’t need to freeze/unfreeze your credit multiple times, the fee is between $0 – $10 depending on where you live and can protect your identity now.

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Destination weddings: How to get married abroad

Planning to get married on a faraway beach, in your favorite foreign city, or at the base of your favorite ski slope? You can get married almost anywhere with careful […]

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International love: How to marry a foreigner or non-citizen

If you are a non-citizen or plan to marry a non-citizen, you may want to know how to have a wedding that is legally recognized. You may also have questions […]

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Prenups are for lovers: 3 benefits of Prenuptial Agreements

While many couples focus on the “fun” part of getting married, in its essence, marriage is also a legal agreement. Laws define what that agreement is and what may happen […]

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Make it legal: How to get a marriage license

Obtaining a marriage license in most states is simple and often there is only a minimal waiting period, if any. States do not require you to have residency in the […]