Here are the Biden administration’s current policies related to student loan forgiveness: $1.3 billion worth of student debt has been forgiven for those permanently disabled and unable to work ‌$1 billion of debt forgiveness for students that had been defrauded by schools ‌Pause on federal payments and collections until September 31, 2021 ‌Zero-interest on outstanding…

In early April of 2021, Georgia’s Republican legislature and governor passed a 98-page bill that significantly amended the state’s voting laws. The bill quickly sparked extensive criticism. Major corporations like Amazon, General Motors, and Delta Airlines have voiced their opposition to Georgia’s new voting laws, and Major League Baseball moved their 2021 All-Star Game out…

The U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that the deadline for filing federal income taxes will automatically extend to May 17, 2021.  This additional time reflects the later-than-usual start to this year’s official filing season. But it also intends to make it easier for taxpayers to navigate new and modified filing considerations…

The decision to get divorced is far from an easy one. If you and your spouse have decided that you no longer want to be married, divorce may be the best option to end your marriage and move forward.  Typically, the divorce process involves meeting with lawyers. In some cases, a judge may also be…

March is Women’s History Month and March 8 is International Women’s Day. To celebrate, Avvo would like to acknowledge and thank these five groundbreaking women in the legal profession. Each has spent years fighting for justice, from the smallest mediation rooms all the way to the Supreme Court.   Ruth Bader Ginsburg Inducted into the…

The House of Representatives voted to impeach President Trump for the second time on January 13, 2021, making him the only president in U.S. history to face impeachment twice. While former President Trump isn’t the first president to face impeachment, his second trial, and what comes next, is dominating headlines. Read on to learn more…

Four years ago, the legalization of marijuana was a big deal. While it’s still illegal on the federal level, states have the power to vote on it and legalize it on the state level. California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada were among the first to do so.  Before the 2020 election, eleven states and Washington DC…

Avvo 1-on-1 is a new Avvo 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 an employment attorney, Cara O’Neill.…

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