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New Rules Allow Tribal Members to Gather Plants on National Park Land

New Rules Allow Tribal Members to Gather Plants on National Park Land

Wabanaki Legal News, Fall 2016

By James Mitchell, Esq.

 

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A General Description of the Divorce Process

Wabanaki Legal News, Winter 2012

The Parties to the Divorce

The wife and husband are called "the parties to the divorce."

How the Process is Started

The party who first asks the court for a divorce is called the Plaintiff.  The other party is the Defendant.  

The Plaintiff must file a document with the court called a “Complaint For Divorce.” 

The Complaint for Divorce form and other divorce forms you will need are available at Tribal Court.  

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Debt Collection: Understanding Your Rights

Wabanaki Legal News, Winter 2012

When a creditor is trying to collect a debt from you, the law gives the creditor ways to try to collect that money through court.  Even if you only co-signed a loan for another person, you are still responsible for that debt just as if you had taken out the loan yourself.  

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YO-YO Auto-Sales: Car Buyers Beware

Wabanaki Legal News, Spring 2012

Buying a new or used car can be a stressful process.  You have to decide how much you can afford for a down payment, how much you can pay each month, and what interest rates are reasonable.  

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Be Aware of the Long-term Consequences of Criminal Activity

Wabanaki Legal News, Winter 2012

There may be long-term consequences if you plead or are found guilty of a crime.  A criminal conviction or juvenile adjudication can impact your life in many ways.

What is a Juvenile Adjudication?

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What Is a Will and Why Would I Want One?

Wabanaki Legal News, Summer 2012

A Will is a legal document that states how and to whom your money and property will be distributed when you die. It allows you to control who gets your belongings.  A detailed Will can prevent family members and others from fighting about your property in court.  So, make a Will if you want to make sure a certain person gets property, money, or a special item.

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Former Residential School Students in Canada Can Get Payments

Former students of Canadian residential schools are entitled to receive money to address the harms and abuses they suffered at the schools. These are the boarding schools that operated throughout Canada for over a century. About 80,000 former students are still living.
 

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MITSC Moves Forward With New Chairperson Jamie Bissonette

Wabanaki Legal News, 2010

The year 2010 has already brought a lot of changes to the Maine Indian Tribal State Commission.  The Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians has become a full member of the Commission. The Band is represented by Linda Raymond and Brian Reynolds.

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