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Andrew Daniel Myers

Andrew Myers’s Legal Guides

215 total


  • Probate. What is it and Why?

    Why? The purposes of probate include collection of all of the assets of the person that has passed away, protection and preservation of that person's property, payment of taxes and debts only to the

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  • How To Know If You Are The Victim of Libel or Slander

    Defamation is language that injures the good name or reputation of another person. If the statements complained about are designed to be read, its libel. Slander involves the spoken word. Unless it's on TV or radio, then it goes back to the libel category. Defamatory langu...

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  • Understanding Basic Court Rules - Part I

    Hollywood loves to show legal dilemmas as flashy suspense. We sit on the edge of our seats. But, the journey through actual civil cases is quite different. Civil cases involve any legal matter that is not criminal. Real civil cases bear little resemblance to Hollywood's versi...

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  • Understanding Basic Court Rules - Part II

    Part I summarized the 'discovery' phase of a civil case, where a trail is blazed through facts that may or may not be available as evidence at trial. A trap lurks out there. It can bring instant death before trial. You don't see it on TV or the movies. But believe me, a 'moti...

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  • Understanding Basic Court Rules - Part III

    Parts I and II looked at the the rules od civil procedure and what happens before a civil trial. The three rules of trial work are preparation, preparation and preparation. My legal mentor, a brilliant, thorough and contemplative person told me he had never regretted over prepa...

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  • Emotional Distress Claims: How To Know If You have One

    Stress is part of life. Between paying high mortgages, getting the kids to their activities, chasing two incomes, and commuting in ever worsening traffic, who isn't stressed? How do courts distinguish every day stress from trauma that crosses the line? For years, courts rejecte...

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  • Stopped for DWI And You Weren't Even Driving?

    People have been arrested ... and sometimes convicted, after police arrested them when they were not even driving, and sometimes even sleeping in the vehicle with the car pulled over! Yes, it is "counter-intuitive", but the law in many states is similar to the law in New Hampshi...

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  • Considering Going To Law School?

    Back to school time brings a 'clean slate' feeling. One can start anew. When I started law school, the feeling faded a bit when the professors started throwing hundreds of pages of reading assignments at us every night. Fortunately, I had taken one of those speed reading cours...

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  • Should You Do A "Quickie" Will from a Website or Store-Bought Kit?

    This reminds me of a news story from a few years ago. Instead of hiring an electrician, a fellow wired up the underwater lights of his own swimming pool. When the do-it-your-self handyman jumped in, he was electrocuted. I've checked out some web sites and software. One site a...

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  • How To Fight A Foreclosure

    There are two basic types of foreclosure, judicial and non judicial. In a judicial foreclosure, the mortgage company files against the borrower in order to obtain a decree of sale from a court having jurisdiction in the county where the property is located. If the borrower is f...

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