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Breaking down the Biden student loan forgiveness plan

Here are the Biden administration’s current policies related to student loan forgiveness: $1.3 billion worth of student debt has been forgiven for those permanently disabled and unable to work ‌$1 billion of debt forgiveness for students that had been defrauded by schools ‌Pause on federal payments and collections until September 31, 2021 ‌Zero-interest on outstanding […]

Understanding Georgia’s new voting laws

In early April of 2021, Georgia’s Republican legislature and governor passed a 98-page bill that significantly amended the state’s voting laws. The bill quickly sparked extensive criticism. Major corporations like Amazon, General Motors, and Delta Airlines have voiced their opposition to Georgia’s new voting laws, and Major League Baseball moved their 2021 All-Star Game out […]

Do you have to compromise your privacy to get a COVID-19 vaccination?

Distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine is ramping up across the United States. In early March, vaccinations reached 2 million shots per day. By the end of the month, more than 16% of the population had been fully vaccinated and nearly 30% had received at least one dose.  The Biden administration has urged states to open […]

What you need to know this tax season

The U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that the deadline for filing federal income taxes will automatically extend to May 17, 2021.  This additional time reflects the later-than-usual start to this year’s official filing season. But it also intends to make it easier for taxpayers to navigate new and modified filing considerations […]

Bizarre laws that are still on the books

You may be surprised to learn these strange and bizarre laws are still on the books across America. Let’s take a look at a few of them.   Before you can serve in the state legislature or do business as an attorney in the state of Kentucky, you must swear an oath that you have […]

Should you file for divorce online?

The decision to get divorced is far from an easy one. If you and your spouse have decided that you no longer want to be married, divorce may be the best option to end your marriage and move forward.  Typically, the divorce process involves meeting with lawyers. In some cases, a judge may also be […]

5 extraordinary women in the legal profession

March is Women’s History Month and March 8 is International Women’s Day. To celebrate, Avvo would like to acknowledge and thank these five groundbreaking women in the legal profession. Each has spent years fighting for justice, from the smallest mediation rooms all the way to the Supreme Court.   Ruth Bader Ginsburg Inducted into the […]

Famous Fugitives

We think of celebrities as being larger than life, but they’re human just like us. The tabloids might be onto something with their unflattering photos of starlets lounging in sweats or eating burritos. Those pictures look downright beautiful compared to the mugshots featured on the infamous Avvo carpet in our Seattle office. This rug highlights […]

Can you sue someone for catfishing you?

Living in the age of the internet has its advantages. You can find the hottest places to eat in any given neighborhood or get answers to almost any question in a matter of seconds. In some cases, you may even find love. Today, there are all kinds of online dating websites and apps to choose […]

How does a president get impeached?

The House of Representatives voted to impeach President Trump for the second time on January 13, 2021, making him the only president in U.S. history to face impeachment twice. While former President Trump isn’t the first president to face impeachment, his second trial, and what comes next, is dominating headlines. Read on to learn more […]