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How to Create a Fluid Width Header for WordPress

How to Create a Fluid Width Header for WordPress

Fluid widths in Web design refer to widths of page elements that change based on the size of a user's browser. When you change the width of the browser window, the fluid-width elements change their width as well. Using percentage values instead of pixel values in your CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) wi
Three Advantages a Roth IRA May Offer Your Estate Plan

Three Advantages a Roth IRA May Offer Your Estate Plan

Many may not consider the possibilities that a Roth IRA can offer an estate plan. But, there are three advantages that a Roth IRA can offer if your estate value is under the Applicable Exclusion Amount ($1.5 million in 2005, and $2 million in years 2006 & 2007) and if one of your planning goals is t
Who Needs to Make a Will Nowadays?

Who Needs to Make a Will Nowadays?

Well over half the population dies without making a Will, sometimes causing heartache, uncertainty and misery. All this can be avoided.
Skip Tracing Resources

Skip Tracing Resources

Skip tracing resources are widely available.Secure access with key and fingerprint image by JoLin from Fotolia.comSkip tracing is a set of investigative techniques used by individuals, businesses, prospective employers, law enforcement entities and private investigators to find a person...
Topamax Sleep Problems And Warnings

Topamax Sleep Problems And Warnings

Associations between Topamax and birth defects have now been very common. This happened around March of 2011 after the Food and Drug Administration reported that there is an increased risk of babies developing cleft palate who have mothers taking Topamax. Yet, there are still other side effects that
Living Will, Medical Power of Attorney, Advanced Directives and Ethical Issues

Living Will, Medical Power of Attorney, Advanced Directives and Ethical Issues

Advanced directives such as Do Not Resuscitate, Durable Medical Power of Attorney, and Living Wills are an important element of medical care. Without one of these documents, your wishes regarding medical care may not be known. Even if people do know your wishes, they may not have the power to do any
What Is an Irrevocable Medicaid Trust?

What Is an Irrevocable Medicaid Trust?

An irrevocable Medicaid trust is used to save your assets from being depleted by medical costs in your later years by transferring the assets out of your control into the trust so that you will qualify for Medicaid benefits.
How to Check If Someone Is Getting Social Security

How to Check If Someone Is Getting Social Security

You may have wondered if your friend, neighbor or relative was receiving Social Security benefits from the federal government. The Social Security Administration (SSA) maintains strict privacy guidelines for personal information. However, SSA discloses information from its program records to federa
Important Facts About Inheriting a Payable on Death (POD) Account

Important Facts About Inheriting a Payable on Death (POD) Account

Payable on death accounts, known as POD accounts for short, are a popular way to avoid probate in the U.S. Learn about all of the tax and other consequences of inheriting a POD account here.
How to Write an Amendment to a Revocable Trust

How to Write an Amendment to a Revocable Trust

A revocable trust is a convenient legal document to utilize if you want your family to avoid the hassle of probate court after you pass away. Your property still belongs to you while you are alive, but at your death an appointed trustee will manage all the trust property and distribute it according
Constitutional Criminal Law Courses

Constitutional Criminal Law Courses

Officials in the crimnal justice system must abide by the U.S. Constitution.law courts image by Peter Helin from Fotolia.comSeveral constitutional amendments govern the criminal justice process. Anyone wishing to practice law must take the Criminal Law and Procedure on the Multistate Bar...
Legal Rights of Gay Marriage

Legal Rights of Gay Marriage

Gay marriages are not recognized on the federal level.gay valentine image by Allyson Ricketts from Fotolia.comThe legal rights of spouses in same-sex marriages are valid only in states that recognize same-sex marriages. The rights of the spouses will not extend beyond the state level. In...
How to Find Netflix on the PS3

How to Find Netflix on the PS3

Using Netflix, subscribers can instantly stream movies and TV shows to their computers or TVs through a Netflix-compatible device. Netflix is available through many gaming systems, including PlayStation 3. With so many menu options, it can be hard to navigate through the PS3 system to find the Netfl
Things To Know About Estate Planning

Things To Know About Estate Planning

As we move through life, we accumulate assets, houses, cars, investments, and business interests. We have worked hard for these assets so it becomes important to us to ensure that we protect these things from future events that might otherwise see them taken from us. Just like you would not start a
How to Find My Court Date in Georgia

How to Find My Court Date in Georgia

If you have been charged with a crime or traffic infraction in Georgia, not knowing your court date can have disastrous consequences. Failing to come to court on your court date constitutes contempt of court, and will result in the issuance of a bench warrant authorizing your arrest at any time. You
Does Wisconsin Collect an Estate Tax?

Does Wisconsin Collect an Estate Tax?

Wisconsin, like all other states, did collect a state estate tax prior to January 1, 2005, and after that Wisconsin collected a state estate tax until it was repealed as of January 1, 2008. Learn why things changed and if it is possible for the Wisconsin estate tax to come back.
Ten Things You Should Know About Health Care Proxies and Living Wills in Massachusetts

Ten Things You Should Know About Health Care Proxies and Living Wills in Massachusetts

It is unfortunately true that we often get what we pay for. If you download your Health Care Proxy from the internet, get it from a book, or from an attorney who does not adequately explain what you need to know about advance directives, you may end up with an ineffective or unenforceable Proxy.
Who Pays What on Inheritance Proceeds?

Who Pays What on Inheritance Proceeds?

A decedent's beneficiaries and heirs can receive an inheritance by will or through their states' intestacy laws governing inheritance rights when decedents die without executing a written will. Generally, according to the Internal Revenue Service, individuals who inherit property are not liable for
How to Calculate an Escrow Trust Account

How to Calculate an Escrow Trust Account

When you have a mortgage, your lender ordinarily requires you to also make payments to an escrow account. The funds in the escrow account are held in trust to pay necessary expenses on the property. For example, you pay money into the escrow account each month. That money is then used to pay insuran