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Andrew Daniel Myers

Andrew Myers’s Legal Guides

215 total


  • Notary Public: Why Do Some Papers Need This, And How Do I Become One?

    A notary public is an officer who can administer oaths. The notary makes official documents out of normal paperwork. An affidavit is a piece of paper until the person who signs it takes an oath before a notary public, under pains and penalties of perjury, that it is true. A de...

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  • How Is The Bar Association Important To Lawyers?

    I was asked recently about the American Bar Association's position on something. "I don't know," I explained. The American Bar Association is a great group, but I don't happen to be a member. There are many groups and associations of attorneys. So many that just to list them ...

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  • Pardon : What is it?

    Thanksgiving week, the president of the United States is always so busy with official duties, or avoiding them, that he pardons a selected turkey. The bird, they tell us, is then set free. Ignored, of course, is the reality that the gobbler's entire extended family is dinner fo...

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  • LLC: Asset Protection If Done Properly

    Setting up an LLC is a good start towards establishing a business, separate and apart from your personal life. Done properly, the LLC can protect personal assets from business liabilities. The properly maintained LLC actually creates a separate entity for your business, distinct...

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  • Polygraph Testing - When Can It Be Used?

    It depends on the reason that the test is being proposed. Most states ban the polygraph as evidence of guilt or innocence in criminal trials. Polygraphs are considered unreliable for this purpose. Juries, according to the courts, should not rely on the polygraph in considering ...

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  • Video Surveillance - When Is It Legal?

    There have been numerous cases on this subject. One involved an elementary school in Conway, NH, where a hidden video camera was installed in a classroom after multiple thefts. In a little twist to the case, they hid an envelope containing cash in the teacher's desk. Sure enou...

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  • When and How Can I Return Merchandise To A Store?

    Most shoppers assume they have a legal right to return things for a full refund. However, generally speaking, that assumption is largely untrue. If an item is defective, the uniform commercial code requires a merchant to take the item back. In addition to any express warranty tha...

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  • 10 Basic Everyday Legal Concepts Applicable to Everything

    Never sign anything before reading it. What more explanation is needed? Never sign anything without getting a copy. Some of the most frustrating questions I get are from people who explain that they signed a standard form, and now they have questions. The devil lives in the deta...

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  • Separation of Church And State Is Absolute, Isn't It?

    Separation of church and state is often thought of as absolute. Like a wall. It is not. Volumes have been written. But, news headlines never fail to raise the issue, so Ill do my best. The words separation of church and state oversimplify the idea. The First Amendment to the U.S....

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  • Federal Taxes Are Voluntary Aren't They?

    Crazy notions float around on federal income taxes. . You've heard them, or seen them, if you read those nutty internet chain e-mails. The ones about how federal income taxes are voluntary. No law, the stories go, require you to file a return or to report your income. It's vo...

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