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18 lawyers share laws that people think exist but actually don't.

18 lawyers share laws that people think exist but actually don't.

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Unless you're a lawyer, most of us get our understanding of laws from procedural television shows and blindly trusting whatever our friends tell us.

Turns out, there are a lot of things that most people just accept as laws that actually aren't at all. In the United States, there are still plenty of archaic laws that get passed around as rumors but aren't still enforced. Shout out to the laws we all hear in college about how six women living together is considered a "brothel."

So, when a recent Reddit user asked the all knowing legal network that is the internet, "Lawyers, What's a law that isn't real that normal people insist exists?" lawyers everywhere we ready to set us straight on all the legal rumors we still believe.

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Probate attorney here. I’ve had many people ask me when the ”reading of the will“ is going to take place. I explain to them that only happens in movies. But one of these days I am going to have one, and hire a mysterious blonde wearing a veil to sit in the corner quietly. Then I’ll tell everyone that she inherits everything. Provided, of course, that she must adopt the decedent’s cute but troublemaking six year old child no one knew about. Or she can spend the night in a haunted house. Her choice.- SpaceFaceAce

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