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Is It Worth It To Risk Court?

Is It Worth It To Risk Court?

  Before Bernie Madoff, white collar crime drifted high above the clouds of public consciousness. Pyramid and ponzi schemes occurred, but ruffled few feathers. Most people simply had no reason, and lacked the desire, to take the time to understand them.     The Madoff scandal came at an especially sensitive time for the country. […]

FrontDoor.com’s Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Foreclosure

FrontDoor.com’s Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Foreclosure

FrontDoor.com offers 10 important things that anyone facing foreclosure should be aware of.     No one wants to hear the F word, but in today’s market, everyone is talking about it. What exactly is foreclosure and how does it affect you? We break down what you need to know about the process. Foreclosure is […]

Top 10 Things NOT to Do When You Divorce

Top 10 Things NOT to Do When You Divorce

As anyone who’s gone through a divorce can tell you, the process is rarely easy. Tensions run high, and couples often make poor decisions in the heat of the moment. Given the mountain of financial, practical and emotional details that have to be sorted, it’s not surprising so many couples wind up making critical mistakes […]

What To Do After an Auto Accident

What To Do After an Auto Accident

Auto accidents are unexpected and stressful. Even the most careful drivers may be involved.     Be prepared Carry a set of cones, warning triangles, or emergency flares in your trunk to help alert traffic. It also helps to have a pen and a card with any relevant medical information for you and your family. […]

Documents Needed to Get Your Bankruptcy Case Started – A Growing List

Documents Needed to Get Your Bankruptcy Case Started – A Growing List

One of the most significant changes many bankruptcy lawyers have noted since the enactment of the new bankruptcy law (BAPCPA) has to do with the volume of information that prospective debtors need to provide to me prior to filing. While there is no doubt that misinformation about the new bankruptcy law has suppressed filings, many […]

For young young immigrants, avoiding deportation to cost $465

For young young immigrants, avoiding deportation to cost $465

  Young illegal immigrants became eligible to start applying on August 15, 2012 for two-year deferrals from deportation, but will have to pay $465 in fees..       The announcement provided the first details of the Obama administration’s policy change announced June 15 that provides some illegal immigrants who came to the United States […]

What to Do If You’re Being Subjected to Age Discrimination

What to Do If You’re Being Subjected to Age Discrimination

  If the company hands you a severance agreement and you think you’ve been targeted for layoff due to your age, contact an employment lawyer. They might be able to negotiate a better severance package for you. Plus you might be giving up rights that you don’t need to sign away. Always read and understand […]

No Need To Be A Dummy About Trusts!

No Need To Be A Dummy About Trusts!

No Need To Be A Dummy About Trusts!   Trusts are an important part of your estate plan when you want to leave money to your minor children. Trusts ensure that money, managed by a trustee, is set aside and made available to them when they reach a certain age. Trusts are often complex, time […]

What Exactly Does “Probate” Mean?

What Exactly Does “Probate” Mean?

What Exactly Does “Probate” Mean?   After a person dies, ownership (the legal title) of his or her property, assets and personal effects must be passed on (legally transferred) to the beneficiaries (heirs) listed in the Will. If there is no Will, the persons receiving assets are designated by State law. “Probate” is the legal […]

What Is “Power of Attorney?”

What Is “Power of Attorney?”

What Is “Power of Attorney?”   This article serves as an introduction to powers of attorney, including explanations of legal terms, different types of power of attorney documents, and other important information.     The principal determines the amount of power given to the  attorney-in-fact, and this individual can be given the authority to deal […]