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At LegalConsumer.com (a.k.a. "Law by Zip"), we believe knowledge is power. Empowered consumers need clear, up to date, local information about practical, everyday legal questions affecting your life.
We offer information for Oregon and Washington County on:
- Unemployment Benefits (including the latest COVID-19 updates from Oregon.)
- Wage & Hour (Wages, tips, paid time off, overtime, minimum wage, family and medical leave,COVID-19 policies in Oregon)
- Bankruptcy (How to file, means test for Washington County, bankruptcy court, Oregon’s exemptions, lawyers)
- Obamacare (ACA -Affordable Care Act, Rates)
- Inheritance Law (Probate court in Washington County, small estates, inheritance tax, expedited probate, Oregon’s intestacy laws)
- Child Custody Law (Visitation, custody of children, family court directory for Oregon and Washington County, child custody lawyers)
- Democracy, (Voting Rights in Oregon, & Local Government for Washington County and Portland)
Our writers have spent their careers making the law understandable.
Our information is written by lawyers and legal editors with many years of experience in explaining the law in plain English, as both authors and editors of books by Nolo.
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Whether it be a direct link to the local a court's forms, or a phone number of some agency that can help you, or a local lawyer who knows how to handle your kind of case we strive to point you to quality resources. Our mission here is to help you...Learn what do to. Get help if you need it. Get on with your life.... as quickly and painlessly as possible.
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Our writers have spent their careers making the law understandable
Our writers and legal editors have years of experience explaining the law in plain English, as both authors and editors of books by Nolo, and writing for LegalConsumer.com.
Albin Renauer. author of our Bankruptcy and Democracy content is the co author of "How to File or Chapter 7 Bankruptcy" and was a key designer of WillMaker.
Liza Hanks has written books on estate planning and inheritance for Nolo and is the author of LegalConsumer's Inheritance Law area.
Lisa Guerrin and Deborah England are employment law experts who have authored and edited several books on employment law for Nolo. They are the authors of our Unemployment Law and Wage and Hour Law sections.
Shae Irving is a veteran editor and author of many Nolo products and is the author of our Obamacare and Child Custody area.