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Thursday, March 20th, 2008
Posted by Diane

The Jury Systems Improvement Act is a federal Act that is in place for employers in states across the country in order to ensure that the employees can take time away from work in order to serve on a jury without fear of discrimination from the employer. Many employees in ... continue reading

Iowa Labor Laws

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006
Posted by Maya

Whether you are an employer or an employee, you owe it to yourself to be familiar with the labor laws in your area. In some states, federal laws set by the US Department of Labor are the only laws governing labor, and in other states, the state government has legislated ... continue reading

New York Insurance Fraud Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Molly

Insurance fraud is one of the largest white-collar crimes in America today, second only to tax evasion. New York City has the dubious distinction of having the 9 th highest rate of insurance fraud cases in the nation.

In order to combat the rising number of cases, New York ... continue reading

Alabama Marriage Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Patrick

I went looking for the Alabama Marriage Laws on the internet today and was glad to see they were easy to find and understand. Anyone planning to “Tie The Knot” in the state of Alabama should be well educated on the Alabama Marriage Laws. If you are not, then I ... continue reading

Wyoming Will and Living Trust Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Lacey

In the state of Wyoming if you are over the age of nineteen and of sound mind the law allows you to make a Will and Living Trust.  You may prepare a handwritten Will in your own handwriting or have it typed.  This must be witnessed by at least two ... continue reading

Georgia Adoption Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Tamara

Georgia’s Safe Have law permits a mother to surrender an infant up to one week old at any medical facility. These include hospitals, infirmaries, health centers and birthing centers, but not the private offices of physicians or dentists. The mother must provide her name, address and proof of identity. The ... continue reading

Louisiana Exempt Employee Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Brittney

Residents of the state of Louisiana who need to know the guidelines regarding tax exemptions can refer to Louisiana exempt employee laws. These laws also cover tax liability as well.

Louisiana exempt employee laws help employees know when they can claim exemptions on their W-4 or similar earning form. ... continue reading

Kentucky Exempt Employee Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Brittney

Kentucky exempt employee laws help citizens understand their responsibility regarding the payment of taxes. These laws specifically address issues of tax exemption.

Kentucky exempt employee laws help employees know when they can claim exemptions on their W-4 or similar earning form. For example, usually when people are working they ... continue reading

Wyoming Probate Court

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
Posted by Jamie

The state of Wyoming does not maintain a separate probate court to deal with issues pertaining to probate laws. However, it is important to understand that just because Wyoming does not have a specific probate court does not mean that the state does not create and enforce its probate laws. ... continue reading

Wisconsin Probate Court

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
Posted by Jamie

The state of Wisconsin does not maintain a separate probate court for the purposes of overseeing and enforcing Wisconsin probate laws. However, it should be noted that simply because Wisconsin does not have a Wisconsin probate court in place to deal specifically with issues pertaining to probate, it does not ... continue reading

West Virginia Probate Courtney Bowling

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
Posted by Jamie

The state of West Virginia, like many other states, does not maintain a separate West Virginia probate court to deal with issues pertaining to probate laws. West Virginia treats probate laws very seriously and designs and enforces them. Just because the state does not have a particular West Virginia probate ... continue reading

Washington Probate Court

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
Posted by Jamie

The state of Washington does not have a unique probate court to handle issues related to probate laws. However, just because there is no specific Washington probate court, it does not mean that the state of Washington does not take probate laws seriously or does not enforce probate laws. Instead, ... continue reading

Virginia Probate Court

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
Posted by Jamie

Like many states in the U.S., the state of Virginia does not maintain a separate probate court to deal with issues pertaining to probate and probate laws. Instead, the state lets the Circuit Court have jurisdiction over probate laws, such as mental health issues and estate matters. The District Court ... continue reading

Vermont Probate Court

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
Posted by Jamie

The state of Vermont has 18 probate courts. Distributed among those 18 probate courts are 18 judges that rule over issues related to probate laws. The probate court in the state of Vermont has jurisdiction over issues related to mental health, adoption, estate and other domestic relations and civil situations. ... continue reading

Utah Probate Court

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
Posted by Jamie

The state of Utah is like many of its neighbors in that it does not have a separate probate court to handle issues related to probate laws. Instead, the District Court in Utah handles all probate issues. Just because the state of Utah does not have a separate probate court ... continue reading

Texas Probate Court

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
Posted by Jamie

The state of Texas maintains 16 separate probate courts that are spread out with 16 judges. These probate courts hear issues regarding estates and mental health cases. Unlike many other states, Texas probate courts will also allow juried trials, which means that a jury will decide the outcome of a ... continue reading

Tennessee Probate Court

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
Posted by Jamie

Like many of its neighboring states, the state of Tennessee does not have a separate probate court in place to handle issues pertaining to probate laws. The mere fact that Tennessee does not have a separate probate court does not mean that the state does not take probate laws seriously; ... continue reading

South Dakota Probate Court

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
Posted by Jamie

Like many states, the state of South Dakota does not have a separate probate court that handles issues pertaining to probate laws. However, it should be recognized that simply because a state like South Dakota does not have a separate probate court does not, by any means, mean that the ... continue reading

South Carolina Probate Court

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
Posted by Jamie

The state of South Carolina has 46 unique probate courts that are in place to oversee issues pertaining to probate laws. Each probate court has a separate probate judge, so there are a total of 46 probate judges in the state of South Carolina. The probate courts has jurisdiction over ... continue reading

Rhode Island Probate Court

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
Posted by Jamie

The state of Rhode Island maintains 39 separate Rhode Island probate courts and employs 39 probate court judges to oversee those probate courts. In the state of Rhode Island, the probate courts have the jurisdiction over probate laws that deal with estate issues, however, the District court has jurisdiction over ... continue reading

Pennsylvania Probate Courts

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
Posted by Jamie

Pennsylvania maintains a separate probate court system that is called the Court of the Common Pleas. Having a probate court that protects probate laws but is known by another name is a rather common occurrence in many states. For example, the state of New York has a probate court that ... continue reading

Oregon Probate Court

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
Posted by Jamie

The state of Oregon does not maintain a separate probate court, as such. However, issues relating to probate laws are handled in seven County Courts by seven judges (one for each court.) The state or Oregon states probate laws seriously, even though it does not have a unique Oregon probate ... continue reading

Oklahoma Probate Court

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
Posted by Jamie

The state of Oklahoma does not have a separate probate court in place to handle matters related to probate laws. Like many states, the probate laws are officiated by another court system. In this case, Oklahoma’s probate court doubles as the District Court. While some states do maintain separate probate ... continue reading

Ohio Probate Court

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
Posted by Jamie

Ohio maintains a separate Ohio probate court in order to oversee all of those laws pertaining to probate issues. The Ohio probate court is called the Court of the Common Pleas and has jurisdiction over probate issues, mental health issues, estate matters and juvenile cases. In most situations, a jury ... continue reading

North Dakota Probate Court

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
Posted by Jamie

Like many of its neighbors, the state of North Dakota does not have a separate probate court in place to handle issues related to probate laws. However, simply because North Dakota does not have a unique probate court does not mean that the state does not have probate laws or ... continue reading

North Carolina Probate Court

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
Posted by Jamie

The state of North Carolina does not have a separate probate court in place to handle issues regarding probate laws. Just because there is not a separate North Caroline probate court does not mean that the state of North Carolina takes probate laws less seriously than other laws; it simply ... continue reading

New York Probate Court

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
Posted by Jamie

The state of New York has a separate New York probate court that is called the Surrogates Court. The Surrogates court is ruled over by a judge that is called the Surrogate. The Surrogate court and the probate court are pretty well the same court. The Surrogate court predominantly handles ... continue reading

New Mexico Probate Court

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
Posted by Jamie

The state of New Mexico operates a separate new Mexico probate court system that has 33 individual probate courts and 33 separate judges to control the New Mexico probate laws. These probate courts have jurisdiction over issue pertaining to uncontested estate cases, but, unlike many other states, if an estate ... continue reading

New Jersey Probate Court

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
Posted by Jamie

The state of New Jersey does not have a separate probate court to deal with issues that pertain to probate laws. Simply because the state does not have a separate court system, however, does not mean that the state treats probate laws any less than other laws. As such, all ... continue reading

New Hampshire Probate Court

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
Posted by Jamie

The state of New Hampshire has two probate courts that have jurisdiction over cases related to probate laws. Common probate laws that go to court in New Hampshire are laws pertaining to adoption, the termination of parental rights, guardianships, trusts, wills, estates, involuntary commitments and some equity matters. In the ... continue reading