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We want to help you navigate COVID-19

The world is feeling the impact of COVID-19 in nearly every aspect of life, including personally and professionally. There’s no shortage of questions or concerns as we all navigate this challenging time. With this uncertainty in mind, Internet Brands has created these resources chock full of up-to-date information that can get you through this difficult […]

Do I Need a Child Custody Lawyer?

Child custody often constitutes the most emotional aspect of the divorce process. Even when parents are largely in agreement about who should care for their children, they may struggle with the what-ifs that naturally accompany any major life change. These concerns can be eased by trusted child custody lawyers.   Child Custody Versus Divorce Lawyers […]

Avvo 1-on-1: What do I do after a car accident?

“…not everyone needs a lawyer for their case, but everyone needs to talk to a lawyer about their case. People tend to think they can do this on their own, which they can but it will not work out as planned.”   As part of  Avvo’s ongoing mission to  provide transparent and comprehensive legal assistance, […]

The Fight for voting rights

Many Americans take the right to vote for granted. In reality, however, the lack of voter registration, coupled with voting rights restrictions for people with past convictions means that many citizens do not have access to this fundamental right.    Past conviction is becoming less of a barrier in some areas, with select states passing […]

Marriages from online dating last longer

Online dating apps, like Tinder and Bumble, have been accused of killing romance and fueling hook-up culture, but this might be a misconception. According to several recent studies, the rise of today’s internet dating services may be behind stronger marriages. In one study conducted at the University of Chicago, researchers found that the rate of marital breakups […]

How will California’s Fair Pay to Play Act impact college athletics?

College athletics are sparking more than the usual amount of contention these days—and we’re not just talking friendly team rivalries.    Following the passage of a controversial piece of California legislation, the conversation among fans about the extent to which college athletes should be compensated for their efforts has become louder and more divisive. Some […]

AskAvvo: What if the child custody agreement was never filed?

AskAvvo: What if the child custody agreement was never filed? Q: What happens if there is a child custody agreement, but it never gets filed with the courts?   A: If a child custody agreement is never filed with the court, there is no court order. This means that it isn’t enforceable.    In most […]

Is your smart device spying on you?

It’s official: we talk to computers, and they answer. We ask them to tell us the weather, refill an order for more toilet paper, make a dinner reservation, and look up trivial information. And, we do this with increasing regularity.    According to Juniper Research, there were 2.5 billion digital voice assistants in 2018, and […]

What Happens to Your Digital Self After Your Death?

What happens to your digital self after your death? As technology continues to evolve, it has become a more integral part of just about every aspect of our daily lives. Despite this, it is still common for complications to arise surrounding a person’s digital assets after death. To ensure all parties involved can deal with […]

Common Fitness Scams around New Year’s

If one of your resolutions this year has you headed straight to the nearest fitness center, think carefully before signing up for a gym membership. In just one year (2017), the Better Business Bureau recorded over 6,000 complaints related to unscrupulous health club practices.   Gym advertisements make it seem as if their establishments will […]