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FAQ: Debt Collectors and Cell Phones

FAQ: Debt Collectors and Cell Phones

Can a debt collector call my cell phone?

Only if you let them. If they don't have permission, they might be violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Not many people know what the Telephone Consumer Protection Act is, what it says, or why it matters if they are getting called by debt collectors. Below is a short list of questions and answers regarding the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. It is by no means exhaustive, but should provide a decent starting point for people with questions.

Stuff You Should Know About Special Education Law: The Road to Services

Stuff You Should Know About Special Education Law: The Road to Services

There are quite a few hoops that you will have to jump through in order to get your child services through an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Most school districts are very accomodating and will help you with the process. Others are hell-bent on saving money and try to deny anything that will cost them extra at every possible turn. In my opinion, the worst districts are the ones that seem like they are going to be accomodating but never follow through with the actual IEP. Knowing how the process works is a key step in knowing whether you're getting where you need to be. What follows is a roadmap of the process.

Digital Estate Planning: A Brave New World

Digital Estate Planning: A Brave New World

Digital Estate Planning: A Brave New World

The world has changed significantly in the last ten years, but the majority of estate planning lawyers haven't changed along with it. Traditional estate planning deals with tangible things—your house, car, money, and other physical items that exist in the real world. Traditional estate planning typically does not take into account your digital assets—purchased music and movies, digital photos, rights to access social media accounts, and other non-physical things that still might have some value today. Read on to learn how to plan for the transfer of your digital assets after you pass away.

Do It For Your Kids (Or: Why You Need a Will)

Do It For Your Kids (Or: Why You Need a Will)

Let's suppose you're a young parent. You're in a stable marriage with the love of your life. You've got two happy, healthy kids who love you to death. You're just starting out and you don't own much, and pretty much everything you own would go to your spouse when you die. So why get a will? You don't really need one, right?