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Slideshow | Safety Tips for Winter Travel

Along with its blistering cold temperatures, the winter season brings a lot of hazards along with it. From snow and ice to sleet and hail, wintertime elements can quickly turn otherwise safe travel into hazardous driving conditions. Making sure both you, your vehicle and your family are prepared is the best way to help keep you safe all season long. Furthermore, keeping certain emergency items in your car can help you avoid some of the winter’s most troubling driving conditions. If you do find ...
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What to Look For Before Signing Your Lease

Moving into a new place in Pittsburgh or throughout Allegheny County can be exciting. There’s always the feeling of starting something fresh, with a new apartment and new surroundings. However, it can be very easy to overlook important details before signing on the dotted line. This can happen to anyone—novices and veterans alike. Here are a few things to consider before signing your lease. It’s always good to have specific criteria for your new place. Price, neighborhood, accessibility to s...
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Should you Fight a DUI Charge?

Pennsylvania revamped the DUI laws in 2004, which has resulted in confusion for many, leaving most with the question “Should I fight a DUI?” With changes to the DUI laws, a Blood Alcohol Content (or BAC) of .08 or greater can result in an arrest for DUI. While the penalties for first-time offenders have been lowered, the penalties for a second-time offender have been significantly increased. If you are dealing with a second or third offense for a DUI, you need to consult with a DUI lawyer in ...
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Closing a Business

Deciding to close a business is always difficult. Many young entrepreneurs depend on their businesses to make ends meet, and having to close the door on it can be devastating. Nevertheless, it does happen, either because the business is no longer making enough money or because the owners do not have the time to devote to its operation. The process of closing down a business is a long and sometimes complicated one. If you’re considering closing your own business, here is what you should do to ...
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Child Custody in Pennsylvania

Child custody in Pennsylvania is always a difficult subject. Nobody wants to face the possibility of losing custody of their children, yet it’s a possibility that even the best parents may face at some point in their lives. Although the best way to deal with divorce and child custody cases is to seek the expertise of one of the many child custody lawyers in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas, you still need to know the different kinds of child custody in Pennsylvania and the terminology. He...
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5 Things to Remember if You Are Pulled Over

Whether you have never been issued a speeding ticket or traffic violation, or have received many PA speeding ticket points, or traffic violations over the years—the 5 tips below are a good guideline for how to handle your ticket. You must pull over when you realize that an officer is following you, but you have the right to pull over where it is safe. If there is not much of a shoulder to pull over where you are or if you are in a dark and un-populated area, signal to the officer to acknowle...
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How to Conduct a Tenant Background & Credit Check

If you’re a landlord, odds are that you have encountered at least one not so terrific tenant renting your property. Tenants with a history of bad credit, not paying their rent, evictions or have a criminal record can all make your property investment vulnerable to damage. Many landlords aren’t aware that they have the right to conduct a thorough tenant background and credit check for any prospective renter of their property. When done properly, a credit and background check can help you determ...
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Should You Set up an LLC Business Structure

Establishing an LLC is an important element to take if you are worried about lawsuits or debts related to your business product or service. Many business owners do not know what to do when it comes to declaring an official business entity. This has caused a number of business owners to place their business at-risk for legal consequences. If you only sell a few things on eBay, do you need to set up an LLC? Keeping your personal assets safe is vital, and this is why an LLC is a beneficial optio...
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Your Complete Guide to Handling Real Estate Transactions

Completing a real estate transaction is complicated and stressful for even the most experienced of buyers. If you are new to buying property, you likely have no idea about what the process entails. Here are the steps involved in closing the deal and making the house yours. As soon as you are sure that you love the property and are ready to buy it, you will step into the legally-binding process of writing up a purchase offer and signing a real estate contract. Before you sign this, you will n...
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