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Most consumers don't start with a lawyer when they have a legal problem. That's where we come in... helps consumers access legal knowledge and remedies and connects to local State resources on Unemployment BenefitsWage & Hour LawsBankruptcyObamacare (ACA -Affordable Care Act)Probate & Inheritance LawChild Custody Law, and Democracy & Voting Rights.

Our seasoned lawyer editors have been turning legalese into plain English for over 30 years, first at and since 2006.

And, as technology keeps advancing, we're following the best new advances in AI that are helping to improve access to justice for consumers in every zip code.



The Law Where You Live...

Bankruptcy & Debt

Inheritance Law & Probate

Unemployment Benefits

Wage & Hour Law

  • Minimum Wage: Federal law sets a lower limit for minimum wage. Find out if a higher minimum wage is required in your state or your county.
  • Overtime Pay: Every state has rules about weekly maximum hours and overtime. Learn about the overtime laws in your state and whether they apply to you.
  • Wage Claims: If you're being unlawfully underpaid, you need to learn how to file a "Wage Claim" in your state
  • Tips : Every state has special pay rates for tipped workers. Find out the rules for tipped workers in your state.

Child Custody & Family Courts




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Why We Do This

Ordinary people should be empowered to handle their own legal affairs, and given the tools to make that as simple as possible. advances these goals by delivering hyper-local explanations of everyday consumer law and procedure and providing links to local resources where they consumers can get more help.

We've been at this since 2006, at, and before that for many years at Nolo. To find out more, check out our "about" page.