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Can Kids Travel Alone?

By Jordan Walker, J.D.

If you're a minor flying internationally or taking a domestic flight alone or with an adult who is not your legal guardian, you're considered an "unaccompanied minor." And to travel on your own, there are certain documents you need to have with you, including a child travel consent form. Whether…

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Can Teenagers Get in Trouble for Skipping School?

By Jordan Walker, J.D.

Teens skipping school is a tale as old as time. In the words of the most famous high school student ever, Ferris Bueller, “How can I possibly be expected to handle school on a day like this?" Although staying home from school for a “mental health” day…

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Can a Parent Kick You Out?

By Jordan Walker, J.D.

If you're a teenager, chances are you've had disagreements with your parents or legal guardians. Maybe you've even tried to run away or made your parents so mad that they threatened to kick you out. What if you do get the boot from your parent's house? You don't have to…

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What Teen Drivers Should Know About Auto Accidents

By Jordan Walker, J.D.

It felt like forever, but you're finally a licensed driver. Freedom is yours. Oh, and you can officially go on dates without asking your parents to drive. With all the excitement, getting into a car accident is probably the last thing on your mind. But in case you haven't noticed,…

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Student Rights Against Discrimination at School

By Jordan Walker, J.D.

Discrimination sucks. It's mean and it's cruel. Luckily, students have the right to attend public schools that promote an environment of non-discrimination. Thanks to the U.S. Constitution and a combination of federal and state laws, you generally get to be who you want to be and love who you want…

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What To Know Before Renting Your First Apartment

By Catherine Hodder, Esq.

Could there be anything sweeter than being 18, out of high school, and ready to flee the nest? It's time to live under a different roof than your parents, and not worry about their silly (to you) rules. But adulting doesn't mean getting to do whatever you want. With that…

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