Richard Alderman's archive

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Q. I went to pay for something and the clerk said, “Cash only.” Is it legal for a store to refuse to accept a check or take a credit card? I thought a check was just like cash?

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Q. I have been living with a man for over 27 years. We have never been married and don’t have a common law marriage. He was married before. What will I be entitled to if he dies?

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Q. I have been living with a man for over 27 years. We have never been married and don’t have a common law marriage. He was married before. What will I be entitled to if he dies?

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Q. Our neighbor installed a new fence between our properties and did not tell us he was going to do it. After the fence went up, he asked us to pay half the costs. Do we legally have to pay? Does it matter that they did not consult us about the fence?

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