Avvo 1-on-1 is Avvo’s new question-and-answer article series featuring candid interviews with attorneys in various specific fields of law.  The goal of this series is to humanize intimidating law topics for the everyday person through stories, anecdotes, and other real-life experiences shared by attorneys.      Our next installment features, David Joseph Schwaner, a personal injury…

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act distributed money in several different ways to help counteract the economic harm resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Medical facilities, businesses, individuals, and families are eligible for payments under the legislation. For many people, relief has come in the form of tax rebates, also known as stimulus…

Since February, a growing number of Americans have been in preparation mode for the tougher times ahead. With COVID-19 spreading, an increasing number of states have declared a state of emergency.  Some entrepreneurial citizens have decided to capitalize on the trend by drastically hoarding supplies of essential items such as toilet paper, hand sanitizer, face…

If your employer has put you on temporary unpaid leave or furloughed you, due to the COVID-19 crisis, you’re not alone.  The coronavirus pandemic has brought most industries to a near standstill. Millions of Americans working in “non-essential” businesses have been furloughed or laid off. While definitions for essential versus non-essential businesses vary from state…

Avvo 1-on-1 is Avvo’s new question-and-answer article series featuring candid interviews with attorneys in various specific fields of law.  The goal of this series is to humanize intimidating law topics for the everyday person through stories, anecdotes, and other real-life experiences shared by attorneys.      Our next installment features Matt Fakhoury, a domestic violence attorney…

On the last day of February 2020, there were eight times as many searches for the term “coronavirus” as there had been a week earlier. Searches for “cancel trip” also spiked, as did “social distancing.”    People are desperate for answers. Is it safe to travel, and where? Here’s what authorities are saying.   CDC…

Crowdfunding is a powerful method for digital fundraising that provides a valuable opportunity to gather financial support from a variety of sources. Since the concept first took off over a decade ago, participation has skyrocketed. Top crowdfunding site, Kickstarter, for example, reported total pledges of $4,787,016,823 as of February 2020. This is only the beginning:…

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