Hire a Lawyer to Explain Legal Information to You Clearly and Simply

Hire a Lawyer to Explain Legal Information to You Clearly and Simply
I am not a doctor, so I don’t expect to understand medical terminology or read a chart or x-ray. If I needed to understand this information, I would ask my doctor or medical team to explain it to me in...
August 5, 2022
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Bankruptcy is a Form of Asset Protection

Bankruptcy is a Form of Asset Protection
Most people file for bankruptcy protection to eliminate debt or restructure payments into an affordable plan. The ability to get a fresh start or rearrange your budget to make debt servicing affordable is a very reasonable basis for filing. But...
July 11, 2022
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Have a Lawyer Review Your Plan, Save You Money Later

Have a Lawyer Review Your Plan, Save You Money Later
As lawyers, we are used to dealing with complicated situations as things go bad financially for people, farms, and businesses. By the time we meet our clients, they’ve usually exhausted non-bankruptcy options to keep their business or farm going or...
June 7, 2022
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What Happens To My Vehicle Loan If My Chapter 13 Is Dismissed

What Happens To My Vehicle Loan If My Chapter 13 Is Dismissed
Vehicle Loans in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy When a debtor files for Chapter 13 bankruptcy his/her vehicle loan is often paid through the payment plan with the trustee. If the debtor has had the vehicle for at least 910 days before...
May 9, 2022
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Cómo y por qué renunciar a una herencia

Cómo y por qué renunciar a una herencia
La elección de heredar una propiedad no siempre es tan clara como parece. En algunas circunstancias, puede ser preferible “renunciar” a una herencia, o en otras palabras, declinar los derechos sobre los bienes que se suponía heredaban. El proceso para...
May 3, 2022
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How and Why to Disclaim an Inheritance

How and Why to Disclaim an Inheritance
The choice of whether to inherit property is not always as clear as it may seem. In some circumstances, it may be preferable to “disclaim” an inheritance, or in other words, to decline the rights to the assets you were...
May 3, 2022
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Valuing Assets in Bankruptcy

Valuing Assets in Bankruptcy
As part of the preparation of bankruptcy schedules, we need to value all property owned by a debtor (an individual person, a couple, or a business).  Different issues come up in valuing assets, which is why bankruptcy is much more...
April 18, 2022
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Staying Current on Certain Obligations After Filing Chapter 13

Staying Current on Certain Obligations After Filing Chapter 13
When someone files for Chapter 13 bankruptcy there are some debts that he/she might propose to pay “outside the play” (aka direct pay), meaning that the debtor will continue making payments directly to the creditor instead of through the bankruptcy....
April 4, 2022
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Watch Out for Social Media Accounts in Bankruptcy

Watch Out for Social Media Accounts in Bankruptcy
When someone files for bankruptcy there is a trustee assigned to the case.  The trustee is essentially an independent contractor for the United States Trustee, which is the arm of the government that oversees all bankruptcies in the United States....
March 8, 2022
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Major Changes Coming to Bankruptcy Meetings of Creditors

Major Changes Coming to Bankruptcy Meetings of Creditors
After we file bankruptcy petitions for our clients, the next step is the 341 Meeting or Meeting of Creditors. Named after the section of the Bankruptcy Code that makes it a requirement, the Meeting is a chance for creditors to...
February 25, 2022
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