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Can the government take privately owned land?

Eminent domain is the government’s way to take private land for public use under certain circumstances. The Takings Clause of the U.S. Constitution’s Fifth Amendment defines that power for the government. For state and local governments, the clause applies through the Fourteenth Amendment, which limits governments from taking private property from citizens “without just compensation.”

Who is most at risk for student loans?

There are a few ways where individuals can get their student loans discharged in bankruptcy, but typically people are stuck paying them. According to a recent study, 45 million Americans have student loans that amount to $1.6 trillion. It is important to remember that not all debt is created equal, with some struggling more than others to make their payments.

The basics of collecting debts for small business owners

If you are in the business of providing goods or services to customers or clients here in Austin in exchange for payment, you could at some point end up not receiving payment after doing so. Perhaps a customer or client simply forgot about an invoice and makes payment once you call to remind him or her or send a second invoice.

How to pick a real estate agent

Real estate transactions are the largest deal that the average person makes in their lifetime. So it is crucial to find a real estate agent that is the right fit regardless of whether one buys or sells. At their best, these agents bring advantageous deals to the table and provide knowledge and support that makes for a smooth closing. At their worst, a realtor can badly misread the market, the intentions and potential of a buyer or seller across the table, or unnecessarily delay sales through incompetence or indifference.

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