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Top Performing Pages on FindLaw This Month

By Christopher Coble, Esq. on June 30, 2015 9:59 AM

It's been a busy June at FindLaw, with over 7 million visits to pages this month alone.

So what were our top performing pages of the past 30 days, and what was our audience most interested in learning about? Let's take a look at the numbers:

1. When Can You Leave a Child Home Alone? Maybe y'all had some (not so) family vacations planned this summer, because our most popular page in June answered the question, "When it is legally OK to leave a child home alone?" So, what's the answers? It depends on state laws and the child, but children under 15 shouldn't be left alone overnight.

2. How to Legally Change Your Name. On the run from Johnny Law ... ain't no trip to Cleveland. We kid -- there are all kinds of non-criminal reasons our readers are wondering how to change their name. Definitely.

3. Pros and Cons of Declaring Bankruptcy Under Chapter 7. Debt is no joking matter, and deciding whether to declare bankruptcy can be a frightening process. As bad as bankruptcy sounds, it can be the light at the end of the tunnel for some.

4. Sample Letter to Landlord. Whether buying a new home, relocating to a new city, or finding a new spot closer to work, many have people been moving out this summer. Here's a sample letter to give your landlord proper notice.

5. Time Limits for Charges: State Criminal Statutes of Limitations. On the, no, we can't make the same joke twice. For most crimes, law enforcement only has so long to bring charges. Our list of criminal statutes of limitation details those time limits state-by-state.

6. How Do You Get Emancipated? You can wait until you're 18, or you can follow our handy guide on being granted adult status early.

7. Conflicts Involving Trees and Neighbors. This summer's yard work seems to have sparked quite a few conflicts, as many of you were wondering what to do about a neighbor's tree.

8. What to Do About a Neighbor's Noise - FAQs. Keep it down over there! Maybe many of you wouldn't have been so upset about a noisy neighbor if you had just been invited to the dang party.

9. Last Paycheck Laws: When Do I Get a Paycheck After Leaving a Job? In some cases, the last paycheck from your former employer may need to last a while, so figuring out when you'll get it can make a big difference.

10. Changing Your Name After Marriage. Aren't summer weddings the best? Quite a few of you tied the knot this summer (or will), so here's how to change your name after marriage.

Have a happy, safe, and legal summer, everyone!

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