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Are Marriage and Divorce Records Confidential?

Marriage and Divorce Records : The Scoop

The short answer is no, general marriage and divorce records are not confidential. However, the confidentiality laws surrounding marriage and divorce can differ from state to state. In some cases, records will be completely sealed due to extenuating circumstances, while others will remain open and available to the public. We’ve outlined some of the nuances of confidentiality as it pertains to marriage and divorce.

How to Become a Land Surveyor

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Whether you are a high school student trying to decide on a future career or an experienced professional looking for a change of pace, you may want to consider becoming a land surveyor. It is a rewarding career path for those who enjoy work that’s constantly changing and highly engaging. 


Fraud and Investigation Book Club Reads

Fraud and Investigation Book Club Reads

With financial fraud and investigation scandals flooding news stations, we thought we’d share reads on the most significant financial schemes in today’s world. From the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme to the downturn of the mortgage industry, has the reviews on the must-reads for your fraud and investigation interests.

11 Types of Liens that May Compromise Your Home

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When you have an outstanding debt, the creditor may take out a lien against property you own. This means they legally claim ownership of your property until you satisfy the debt. This can prevent you from selling or refinancing your home and may force you into foreclosure.


How to Perform a Lien Search: The Basics

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Homeowners, contractors, and other professionals in the real estate and construction industries may find it valuable to know how to perform a basic lien search. The information provided in a lien search can answer important questions about a person’s solvency when it comes to creating a new contract.


Landmen: Stay Ahead of the Curve with Lease Alert

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For landmen everywhere, it’s important to have accurate, complete, and up-to-date information when attempting to precisely and effectively do your job. However, depending on the tools and resources at your disposal, you may not have access to the things you need to succeed. Thankfully, there is a free way to stay ahead of the curve and ensure you are able to get the lease first.


Five Time Management Tips For Surveyors

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Do you wish there were more hours in the day? Do you have too much work and not enough time to get it all done? We understand the life of a surveyor can be ruled by time so we would like to share some great time management tips that might help you manage your workload.


Four Things You Didn’t Know About the Texas Railroad Commission

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While the Texas Railroad Commission is largely known by landmen, surveyors, abstractors, oil and gas employees and other land professionals, there are a number of facts and interesting bits of information that many have never heard. Let’s take a look at a few of those facts and explain why they are important.

Top Universities to Study Land Management

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According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, jobs in the oil and gas industry increased almost 40% from 2007 to 2012. Despite the recent drop in oil prices, the industry will always remain a constant percentage of the workforce. Candidates for these competitive positions are aided by degrees from the most highly regarded schools for land management. The discipline of land management incorporates fields of study such as energy management, natural resource management and forestry. From a petroleum industry standpoint, these roles play an important part in environmental compliance and due diligence.

How to Avoid a Property Tax Lien

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If you aren't unfamiliar with the term “property tax lien,” that’s a good thing. The only reason you would know it is if you don’t pay your taxes. Failure to pay taxes results in property liens placed on your property, including your house, land, car, bank account and sometimes your business or company. After a property tax lien is placed on any of the aforementioned properties, you are limited in actions related to your property until the debt is paid off.

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