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Browse our legal blog for lots of useful and interesting information in plain language. The Rapier & Bowling Blog contains information on topics like family law, immigration, civil litigation, personal injury, and HOA/COA. Please contact us if we can help you with your legal needs.

The 1860s in America was a tumultuous time. The Civil War started in 1861 and ended in 1865. Afterward, the Reconstruction Era produced three new Constitutional amendments. The 13th Amendment to the US Constitution officially...

A restraining order, or order of protection, can be a vital tool in ending or preventing future harm or abuse. This legal document sets punishment for those identified as committing harassment or assault. Learn more...

Did you know that 47% of students experience hazing even before college? For example, in 2014, seven New Jersey high school football players faced hazing charges, as their town's newspaper reported. If that weren’t enough, statistics...

It can be alarming to hear news stories of homeowners defending themselves and their property, and many films include such tension-packed scenes. If you live in Ohio, learn what means of defense homeowners can take...

Social media has closed many of the gaps between people. We now stay connected with our friends, family, and loved ones with a simple click of a “follow” button. But this shift extends beyond our...

When a medical tragedy strikes, family and friends want to do all that they can for their sick or injured loved one. If the person winds up in a coma or otherwise requires life-sustaining interventions,...

According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, in 2016 the national average of deaths due to OVIs or Operating a Vehicle Impaired was 37,461. This number is most certainly tragic but when you consider that...

The National and State Statistic Review for Community Association found that, as of 2016, there are 342,000 HOA communities and 69 million families and individuals living in those communities. There are about 8,400 associations in...