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Coming out of the Summer break and having completed its Long Conference, the Supreme Court is gearing up for a busy Fall. On the oral arguments calendar for the October term are cases covering juries in death penalty trials, energy consumption incentives, and whether a man who's been in prison over 50 years can be set free.

Here's what you need to know about the biggest cases coming up in the Supreme Court:

Can I Sue for Mortgage Fraud?

Mortgage fraud victims can sue. But be warned, these are complex cases. In the context of real estate fraud, it is imperative to speak to a real estate attorney who is comfortable with complicated financial transactions.

Mortgage fraud often involves sophisticated con artists -- people who necessarily know more about obtaining property than you. If you have been the victim of such schemes, you are not alone ... and you should not go it alone.

Borrowed Till You're Blue? Student Debt and Marriage

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest, according to Benjamin Franklin. But many students in the US must borrow so much for education that they will be paying interest on knowledge long after school is over, sometimes decades later.

If you are one of those people -- or considering marriage to someone with student debt -- here is what you need to know about how you and your partner's education loans will impact you financially. While you will not be responsible for a spouse's student loans per se, the amount of debt you and your true love carry, and how you handle it, will certainly influence your economic lives together.

Getting a loan -- for school, a car, or a home -- isn't easy. (At least, it's not as easy as it was ten years ago.) The credit checks, the interest rates, and the possible down payment can make getting a loan next to impossible.

And not everyone can get a loan on their own without family members or friends to cosign. A cosigner is the lender's insurance policy in case the primary borrower can't repay the debt. But once a person has cosigned a loan, is there any way for them to get released?

Being in debt can be a scary place -- especially when a creditor starts taking a piece of your paycheck. In some cases, creditors could be taking so much you can no longer afford to pay other bills, sending you deeper into debt.

It turns out you may have some options if you need to end or alter wage garnishment, including filing for an exemption or getting the debt vacated entirely.

It's Shark Week both on the Discovery Channel, and here at FindLaw! While many of will never see a shark in the sea, some of us will have to deal with a different kind of shark: loan sharks.

Get a $500 loan fast! No collateral required! These offers sound great, especially if you need money quickly. However, these nice lenders do not tell you how much you'll be paying them later on. A loan shark offers small loans at ridiculously high interest rate that are almost impossible to pay back.

Loan sharking is illegal, but many people still fall victim to the lenders' predatory tactics.

If a prospective tenant asks, "Do you accept Section 8?" how do you respond? Can you say no, or must you always say yes?

Some landlords like having Section 8 tenants because it's a guaranteed source of on-time rental income. However, others are wary of having to deal with Section 8 bureaucracy and would like to avoid it altogether.

Do landlords have a choice, or do they have to accept a Section 8 tenant?

How to Modify a Loan Agreement

Are your loans getting too hard to pay? In certain instances, you can take advantage of the fact that loan agreements aren't set in stone.

If you're in trouble and are unable to pay your loans, you may want to request a loan modification. Banks and the government offer many loan modification programs that can help you. For example, the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), created in 2009, allows eligible homeowners to reduce their mortgage payments to 31 percent of their pre-tax monthly income.

Sounds great, but how do you get a loan modification? Here are some steps to help guide you through the process:

Attorneys can be expensive, and often the better the attorney, the higher the cost. So what can you do if you can't afford an attorney?

Just like most other 21st Century problems, this one can be solved with the internet. Over the last five years, crowdfunding platforms like GoFundMe have contributed to a $5.1 billion worldwide industry. But does that make it a good place to turn to when you need a lawyer?

Going through your credit card bill, you find a $400 charge at McDonalds in Bangkok. Wait! When did you go to Bangkok, and what would you buy for $400 at McDonalds?

Chances are, your credit card information was stolen, and there's been some fraudulent charges on your account. Usually, the process of disputing those charges is relatively painless. You call your credit card company and make a report. They freeze your card, give you a refund, and send you a new card. Easy, and done.

Sadly, it doesn't always happen that way. Your credit card company may deny your fraud claims. What do you do then?