Monthly Archives: October 2010

Unclaimed Property

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Many people aren’t aware that by state law, companies must turn over to the State any funds that have not been claimed by the rightful owners within a certain time frame, usually three years or more. The funds include bank accounts, uncashed payroll checks, traveler’s checks, utility deposits, insurance policy proceeds and other types of funds that are deemed unclaimed.  In some states, the unclaimed property totals millions of dollars every year.  In fact, over 1 billion dollars in unclaimed funds have been turned over to the State of Washington since 1955.  If you believe that you may have unclaimed … Read More

Election Season is Here

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With the 2010 General Election less than a month away, you may be interested in obtaining voter and election information, such as voter registration deadlines and polling times. Since each state sets its own election laws, polling times and voter registration requirements vary from state to state. In some states you must register by a certain number of days before the election; while others allow same day voter registration. North Dakota is the only state that does not have voter registration, however, you are required to bring identification to the polling place and you must be a resident in the … Read More

CourtReference: Your Guide to Free Legal Help

Are you experiencing legal trouble and unsure of how to proceed? Do you need a lawyer but think you cannot afford one? You might be surprised at the number of free or low-cost legal services available in your state and how easy it is to find them through CourtReference.

Legal aid and legal referral services may be offered by state government, county government, or private organizations. Some agencies offer general legal services, such as help with most non-criminal matters. Others offer specialized services for a group of people, such as senior citizens or victims of domestic violence, or a … Read More