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How to Obtain Birth Certificates in New York State

How to Obtain Birth Certificates in New York State

Birth certificates in New York state are handled by the New York State Department of Health. Only the person named on the birth certificate, the person's parent or a person holding a New York State court order, can obtain a person's birth certificate. In order to obtain your birth certificate, you s......[Read More]
Endangered Species Act

Endangered Species Act

Sitting in a National Park you stare in awe at a bald eagle flying through the air, a bird that has become known as the symbol of the United States. It's a pleasure that would not be possible without the Endangered Species Act of 1973, which protected bald eagles and their habitats and eventually re......[Read More]
What Is the Difference Between Short & Long Form Birth Certificates in Texas?

What Is the Difference Between Short & Long Form Birth Certificates in Texas?

Texas birth certificates can be requested in person or by mailing an application to the Austin Vital Statistics office. These certificates can be ordered in both long and short form for a fee.......[Read More]
Power of Attorney for Children in Maryland

Power of Attorney for Children in Maryland

The laws of Maryland grant a parent the legal ability to create a power of attorney for children. The purpose of a Maryland power of attorney for children is to designate an individual to make specifically delineated decisions on behalf of a child when a parent is not available.......[Read More]
How to File for a Birth Certificate in Pennsylvania

How to File for a Birth Certificate in Pennsylvania

There are several circumstances under which you may wish to file for a birth certificate in the state of Pennsylvania. If you give birth in that state, the need is obvious. If you are a Pennsylvania resident and U.S. citizen who gives birth or adopts outside the country, you will also need to file. ......[Read More]
Deck Rail Requirements in California

Deck Rail Requirements in California

A guardrail is meant to prevent injury.Relaxing Deck image by gardenia from Fotolia.comDeck rail protection is required by law in California when you mount a patio deck standing at least 36 inches. The design of the guardrail will only be compliant to regulations if the height, surface.........[Read More]
How to Add a Father to a Birth Certificate

How to Add a Father to a Birth Certificate

For various reasons there are times when a birth certificate needs to be changed or corrected. Sometimes, it is due to parental rights or lineage. Sometimes it is due to a mistake made on the original document. In either case, it is absolutely essential to a child's future to have the name of their ......[Read More]
What Does it Cost to Prepare a Legal Will?

What Does it Cost to Prepare a Legal Will?

A will provides for the disposition of private property after death. Basic elements constitute a legal will, such as the creator being over age 18 and his desire to use the will as a legal device. A variety of means exist to create a will, and costs vary depending on the route you choose.......[Read More]
Notary Public Rules in Michigan

Notary Public Rules in Michigan

A notary public is considered a legal witness when signing important documentsmichigan map image by Vladislav Gajic from Fotolia.comAccording to the Michigan Secretary of State, there are currently over 120,000 certified notary public professionals serving within the state, all of which.........[Read More]
Rural Land Uses

Rural Land Uses

Rural land offers many economic uses.delaware field image by mrslevite from Fotolia.comLand-use issues can be a heated and controversial topic involving many interests and stakeholders. Land use is usually determined by state and local governments via zoning laws informed by a community's.........[Read More]
How to Press Charges of Criminal Mischief in Pennsylvania

How to Press Charges of Criminal Mischief in Pennsylvania

The crime of criminal mischief in Pennsylvania covers a variety of situations in which a defendant has damaged, defaced or tampered with the real or personal property of another person. If you believe that you have been the victim of criminal mischief, you may file a private criminal complaint with ......[Read More]
How to Choose a Personal Injury Attorney

How to Choose a Personal Injury Attorney

There may unfortunately come a time in your life when you have been injured either at work, in a car accident or other incident. Because of your injury, you may find that you need an attorney for various reasons. It's important that you find the right attorney both for your situation and for you, pe......[Read More]
How to Correct Your Birth Date

How to Correct Your Birth Date

Your birth date is used to determine such things as whether you are old enough to drink or retire and collect Social Security benefits. It is important that your birth date is listed correctly, especially on important documents. Incorrect birth dates easily can be changed with credit card companies ......[Read More]
The Definition of an Open Primary Election

The Definition of an Open Primary Election

Primary elections, which determine each party's candidates for the general election, are held according to varying rules from state to state. One type is the "closed primary," in which only registered party members can vote for their party's candidates, thus excluding independent voters from the pro......[Read More]
How to Check a Lawyer's Reputation in California

How to Check a Lawyer's Reputation in California

If you need legal representation, you may benefit from checking a lawyer's reputation before you decide whether to hire her. You may also wish to learn more about your opponent's attorney if you are involved in a lawsuit or court case. The State Bar of California, which issues professional licenses ......[Read More]
How Can I Stop Junk Mail & Unwanted Phone Calls?

How Can I Stop Junk Mail & Unwanted Phone Calls?

Unwanted phone calls and mailings don't have to be a way of life. If you are bombarded with nuisance phone calls, offers from credit card companies or letters from companies you do not want to do business with, there are ways to make it stop. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recommends several mea......[Read More]
How to Assure Your Wishes at Death Are Met

How to Assure Your Wishes at Death Are Met

The one thing in life we should plan for is the one thing none of us can avoid. Death is inevitable; unfortunately, few of us plan for it adequately. If you want make sure your wishes are carried out before and after your death you must express them in writing.......[Read More]
Illinois Notary Public Requirements

Illinois Notary Public Requirements

Notary publics perform an important service by helping prevent fraud and forgery while documenting important paperwork. In Illinois, the Secretary of State holds the responsibility of appointing notaries. Once commissioned, residents must renew every four years while non-residents must do.........[Read More]
How to Obtain a Military Affidavit From the U.S.

How to Obtain a Military Affidavit From the U.S.

A military affidavit is a sworn, legal statement by the U.S. military. Often, these affidavits confirm that a given person is a member of the U.S. Armed Forces to obtain certain benefits such as tax breaks or gun ownership before age 21. These forms are required for specific purposes, so once you kn......[Read More]
Identification Card Styles

Identification Card Styles

One of the standard forms to fill out to obtain an ID card.id form image by Alexey Klementiev from Fotolia.comBeing able to verify your identity is a standard part of living in contemporary society. Proof of ID is required for a variety of activities, from passing through airport security.........[Read More]