Personal papers, business documents, contracts are all potentially important documents that may be needed for varied reasons in the future. When to throw away and how long to keep are common questions. This article is written by prominent Pittsburgh attorney Robert J. Courie and is being republished herein. Any specific questions or concerns should be presented to your personal attorney for review and professional advice should be retained. This is just a common sense guideline of where to start; it may help you decide what to do after a fire or flood event with documents and if one should preserve them and for how long they should be kept. Document restoration can be a costly proposition so these common sense guidelines may help those faced with the question- TO KEEP OR NOT TO KEEP?

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