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Articles By Editors of Nolo

Problems of a Joint Will for Married Couples
Any estate planning lawyer will tell you that a joint will, usually created by a married couple, is generally a bad idea.
Arkansas’s DWI Laws and Conviction Penalties
Arkansas’s driving while intoxicated (DWI) (also called “DUI”) laws prohibit operating a vehicle while impaired by drugs and/or alcohol. This article outlines exactly how the law defines a DWI and the penalties a convicted driver might face. Arkansas’s DWI Laws To convict a driver of DWI in court,
How Far Back Will Disability Pay?
Because the application and determination process is often so long, Social Security will pay you retroactively once you are approved. Here's how backpay works.
What Happens to the Mortgage on Inherited Real Estate?
When someone inherits a home or similar property, the mortgage obligation is usually part of the deal.
What Will They Ask at Your Green Card Interview?
Basic types of questions you should expect at your green card interview at a USCIS office or U.S. consulate.
How Does a Premises Liability Injury Case Work?
A "premises liability" personal injury case aims to hold a property owner or operator responsible for harm caused by dangerous property conditions.
Executors: How Do You Find The Will?
What if you're not even sure there is a will? How to conduct your search and what to do if you can’t find the will.
Spendthrift Provisions in a Trust
A "spendthrift trust" is designed to protect a beneficiary who might otherwise quickly spend or lose any inheritance.
Can You Get Disability for Bipolar Disorder?
Here are some tips on how to get Social Security disability benefits for bipolar disorder.
Is a "Deathbed Will" Valid?
Last-minute wills, often called "deathbed wills," can be just as valid as a will created in a lawyer's office.