Copyright Policy

Your Responsibility When Using the Nolo Site

We strive mightily to provide useful and accurate information to help users cope with their own legal needs. But laws and procedures change frequently and are subject to differing interpretations. Nolo makes no claim that all information on this site is up to date. It is your responsibility to make sure that anything you read here is accurate, up-to-date and applies to your situation. Also, please understand that if you want legal advice backed by a guarantee, you'll need to see a lawyer.

If you use information on this site, before relying on it, it is wise for you to check the information with an authoritative source, for example a lawyer or law books from your state's law libraries. One excellent way to do this is by engaging in your own legal research. To find out how, see our Legal Research area.

Nolo's Copyright Policy for Site Content provides the information on this site to be read by anyone, but retains the copyright on all text and graphics. To use this information in any other way, you must strictly follow these guidelines.

Use by Individuals

As long as it is for your own personal use only, you may print copies of this information, store the files on your computer, and use hypertext links to reference the information. Any other use or redistribution is strictly prohibited.


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