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Theodore W. Robinson

Theodore Robinson’s Legal Guides

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  • What Is The Marital Privilege Against Being Forced to Testify Against Your Spouse - Part 4

    The form of a confidential marital communication can be verbal, written or may even take the form of acts. It is suggested today that it could also take the form of video, texts and telephone recordings on an answering machine. When it comes to acts, consider a spouse who sees ...

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  • What Is The Marital Privilege Against Being Forced to Testify Against Your Spouse - Part 3

    However, that doesn't mean that all communications are privileged just because they are said between spouses. If one spouse says something hateful and unfounded accusation of adultery or some other abusive or cruel language is not privileged. Otherwise, the marital privilege woul...

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  • The Marital Privilege Against Being Forced to Testify Against Your Spouse - Part 1

    One thing that a lot of people misunderstand is the Marital privilege against having one spouse testify against another spouse. The purpose of the privilege is because the law of evidence recognizes that everyone must be allowed to have at least a few privileged communications i...

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  • What Is The Marital Privilege Against Being Forced to Testify Against Your Spouse - Part 2

    The marital privilege does not protect "all the daily and ordinary exchanges between spouses, but merely those which would not have been made but for the absolute confidence in, and induced by, the marital relationship." People v. Melski, 70 NY 2d 78, 80. That means that first, ...

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  • Always Buy the Uninsured and Underinsured Auto Insurance Coverage

    Most people only think about buying the amount of auto insurance they absolutely must have due to a state law requiring liability insurance or because of an auto loan or an auto lease, they must have collision and comprehensive insurance. However, perhaps the most important type...

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  • Some Practical Hints on How to Save Money on Auto Insurance - Part 8 - Some Other Stuff

    When all else fails to reduce your insurance premiums, you may find that by limiting your comprehensive insurance and collision coverage and increasing the deductibles, you can save a considerable amount of money. Sometimes, when you have a collector's car, you may be able to ins...

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  • Some Practical Hints on How to Save Money on Auto Insurance - Part 7 - Shop early

    You should shop around for insurance companies every three years or so, just to make sure that you are still getting the best rates and coverage. When you do this, make sure you do it at least a month before your renewal date so if and when you find a better policy you can inform...

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  • Some Practical Hints on How to Save Money on Auto Insurance - Part 7 - Pay Premums Promptly

    If you find that you've failed to pay your premium on time and are just about to have your grace period expire, make certain that you pay the premium using whatever means at your disposal, including a credit card if necessary. That's because by paying promptly you will often get...

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  • Some Practical Hints on How to Save Money on Auto Insurance - Part 6 - Avoid Making Small Claims

    If you have collision insurance or comprehensive insurance, sometimes its better to not make a claim against your insurance policy if its a small amount of damage. That's because insurance companies will often raise your premiums by 10% once you have registered a claim of any na...

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  • Some Practical Hints on How to Save Money on Auto Insurance - Part 5 - Pay in Advance

    That's right. When you pay in advance for your auto insurance you actually save money. In other words, insurance companies like to get their money "up front" and that means if you make them wait for your payments, they will charge you interest for the benefit of dragging your p...

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