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The Editorial Team at FreeAdvice.com is dedicated to providing fair, unbiased information about the law

General Guidelines

We expect all writers and editors at FreeAdvice.com to comply with these guidelines when creating content.

Writers are responsible for the accuracy of their work. Confirming information and double-checking facts are of the utmost importance.

Our writing and editorial team will not accept any payment of any kind in exchange for positive content. We write what we know. We take pride in creating honest content. It’s what the reader deserves. Our team has decades of experience in law and legal support.

There will be information we don’t know or is up for debate, and we will be open about that. As our goal is to produce consistent, professional content, our writing team takes care to use fair language in all of our work.

Authority, Corrections, & Accuracy

Our writers strive to provide up-to-date, objective, and factual information to provide non-biased information to our users so they can make educated decisions based on the users’ individual opinions.

If we are contacted about a potential error we do our best to keep an open mind and do everything possible to correct the information. We also provide a date at the top of all content so you can easily see when it was last updated.

The law is constantly changing. We monitor the industry closely to ensure that all content is 100 percent accurate and up to date. Our content is reviewed by legal and editorial experts for accuracy.

Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the act of taking another’s work and passing it off as your own. FreeAdvice.com has a zero-tolerance policy for plagiarism or fabrication of any type. Violation of this policy may result in termination from the company pending a review.

It is the editorial team’s discretion as to what is plagiarism, and fabrication of any type will not be tolerated. All FreeAdvice.com content must be originally compiled and written. Plagiarism includes but is not limited to:

  • Replicating or copy/pasting from another website/source into content written for FreeAdvice.com.
  • Only making small modifications or changes to content from other websites.
  • Copy previously written by a writer for a different site.

If we find that work has been plagiarized from another site the editorial team will be notified as soon as possible so we can rectify the situation. To provide additional protection against plagiarism, we use Grammarly and other third-party software to check our content before it is published.

Language

Our writers do not use slang or inflected language. A casual phrase for one person may be a pejorative for someone else and we work to be as inclusive as possible. The use of profanity is forbidden on FreeAdvice.com.

We understand that the law can be complex and intimidating. That’s why we do our best as an editorial team to create content that can connect with anyone. We strive to write in simple language that anyone can understand.

Authoritative Sources

We make sure to use only credible sources across all of our websites. Those sources include:

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