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Workplaces are becoming more accommodating, especially when it comes to fashion. Every day seems like casual Friday in Silicon Valley. And many companies pride themselves on not only allowing but encouraging their employees to express themselves freely in their fashion choices.

But what about more conservative employers? And what about company grooming policies, like bans on dreadlocks, which appear to have a racial motivation? Can banning dreadlocks constitute racial discrimination?

Divorce is one of the hardest legal events anyone will ever face. When you divorce, you face losses that are not just emotional, but financial and legal as well. This blog series will help answer some basic questions you might have about divorce.

You know one thing -- your marriage is coming to an end. After that, there's a seemingly endless list of questions and precious few answers. And most of those unanswered questions center on the paperwork and procedure involved with filing for divorce.

While every divorce is unique and will present its own set of questions, there are some answers that will apply to most divorce cases. Here are three of the biggest divorce procedure questions, and a few answers as well.

Divorce is one of the hardest legal events anyone will ever face. When you divorce, you face losses that are not just emotional, but financial and legal as well. This blog series will help answer some basic questions you might have about divorce.

No matter what the circumstances leading up to a divorce, it's common to wonder: Who gets what? And, especially, who gets the family car?

While this seems like it would be a simple question, the answer could depend on a variety of factors, like who bought the car, when they bought it, and even what state you live in. Here's a look at some state divorce laws, and how they might impact who gets the car after a divorce.

Divorce is one of the hardest legal events anyone will ever face. When you divorce, you face losses that are not just emotional, but financial and legal as well. This blog series will help answer some basic questions you might have about divorce.

It's not a great place to be -- knowing your marriage is probably coming to an end, but just not sure how it will happen. Do you go ahead and file for divorce? Wait for your spouse to? Does it even matter?

Legally speaking, there is little reason to outrace your soon-to-be-ex to the courthouse. But, as with many things in life, there may be reasons to take charge of the divorce process by filing first.

Just because your ex missed a child support payment doesn't mean the obligation goes away. Like any financial obligation, the amount you're owed will accumulate and your ex will still be responsible for making back child support payments. But for how long? Child support generally runs until a child turns 18, but if your ex missed payments during that time, can you still collect back child support after that?

Here's what you need to know.

Whether it's the job of your dreams or just something to pay the bills, getting a job offer is a great feeling. You've done all the hard work of finding the position, applying, and interviewing, so saying yes should be the easy part, right?

Well, not always. There are still quite a few things to consider before you shake your new boss's hand or sign an employment contract. Here are three of those things you need to think about before you accept a job offer.

Divorce is one of the hardest legal events anyone will ever face. When you divorce, you face losses that are not just emotional, but financial and legal as well. This blog series will help answer some basic questions you might have about divorce.

Every marriage is unique, and every divorce can present its own set of emotional and legal challenges. But every now and then couples are faced with some especially demanding or downright odd circumstances, many of which aren't easy to deal with. For instance, what if your spouse lives in another country? Or behind bars?

Here are five of the strangest divorce scenarios, along with some advice on handling them, from our archives:

It ain't easy being a teen. And it sure ain't easy raising one, especially in this day and age. Between camera phones, social media, and access to automobiles, it feels like there are more ways for teenagers to get into trouble than ever before.

So how do you keep your teenager out of harm's way? And which laws might land them in trouble? Here's a look at five laws parents should know about, from our archives.

#USImmigrationLaw: What Is USCIS Form I-130?

When a US Citizen or permanent resident seeks to help an immediate family member to immigrate to the US, there is quite a bit of paperwork required. The first form that needs to be completed is the USCIS Form I-130. This form must be completed for each individual family member that wants to immigrate.

US Immigration law is confusing and filled with multiple forms that must be correctly filled out. The USCIS Form I-130 should be used for the following relatives of US citizens and permanent residents:

Can I Serve Divorce Papers Myself?

Divorce is one of the hardest legal events anyone will ever face. When you divorce, you face losses that are not just emotional, but financial and legal as well. This blog series will help answer some basic questions you might have about divorce.

When you file divorce papers, the court clerk stamps all the copies, keeps a few, and gives one back to you with a stamped summons, and maybe a stack of other informational documents. Then what? Then, you actually need to have the papers served on your soon-to-be ex. This process is called service of process. But can you serve the papers yourself?

Generally, when you serve initial court papers, you are not the person actually delivering the papers. Almost every state has professional process servers who, for a fee, will deliver your documents and sign a proof of service form. While some states offer alternative methods of service apart from personal delivery, personal delivery is the best method to ensure receipt cannot be disputed.