Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Chapter 11 bankruptcy

There are many types of bankruptcy that you can file, based on your situation and what you are looking to accomplish. Chapter 11 is a form of bankruptcy reorganization that is available to corporations, partnerships, and individuals. With no limit on the amount of debt for which you can file, Chapter 11 bankruptcy is most…

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Personal Injury Claims with Head Injury and Concussion

Head Injury

There are different levels of trauma when it comes to a head injury, from minor to very traumatic. While some head injuries are easy to see, such as a bump or an open wound, there are times when a head injury can be accompanied by concealed damage to the brain. These situations can include concussion,…

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What to Expect After Filing Bankruptcy

after filing bankruptcy

Whether you have just filed for bankruptcy protection or are simply considering the option, it’s important to know what comes next. After filing bankruptcy, you may feel an initial sense of relief. The bankruptcy laws were set up to help people in your situation, after all. Your credit rating will not be as strong after…

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What Can an Estate Planning Attorney Do For You?

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There are many types of attorneys and they differ in the ways that they can help. You’ve heard that an estate planning attorney could help your situation, but you’re not sure what exactly they could do. Let’s go over the basics here, so you can make an informed decision about whether or not consulting an…

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Estate Planning with Foreign Financial Assets

Estate Planning Documents

Estate planning can be a complicated and tricky thing to do, but this is especially true when you have diversified assets. It can become even more complex for the estate plan that has to take foreign financial assets, including real estate, into consideration. Whether you are thinking of purchasing any foreign assets or you have…

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What Makes a Motorcycle Accident Different from a Car Accident?

Motorcycle-Accident

Getting into any kind of vehicular accident is scary and dangerous. It will also lead to a lot of stress and questions. What should I do next? How do I pay for these repairs and medical bills? While you may think that getting into a motorcycle accident has the same set of laws and consequences…

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DIY Estate Planning (and When You Need Legal Help)

Estate Planning Key

When you really sit down and start to think about planning out your estate, you soon realize the headaches that can come along with it. Lawyers charge a big fee, but it’s important to make sure that everything is set up correctly. Fewer and fewer people are spending their money on estate planning help, and…

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Out of State Car Accident

out of state car accident

It’s the time of year for family vacations and getaways. For many, this means a road trip across several state lines. As you set out on that road trip, the last thing you want to happen is a car accident, but what if that should happen to you? How does the process work if you…

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California Debt Consolidation

California Debt Consolidation

Not everything is sunshine in California. While the sun is warm and the water is nice, there is a staggering 10% rate of unemployment in the sunshine state. This includes a poverty rate that is well above the national average. The state’s economic turn for the worse has created a tide of serious personal debt…

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Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

When you are making the decision on whether or not to file for bankruptcy, there are always a lot of questions. This is a decision that will affect your future credit and, at times, your reputation. There are many types if bankruptcy that you can file for different circumstances, so you need to make sure…

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit in California: The Basics

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A wrongful death claim comes about when a person dies as the result of a wrongful act or negligence of another person or entity. What exactly does this mean? How does it get handled? What are the steps? We will go over all the basics of a wrongful death lawsuit below with a focus on…

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Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Auction

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Deciding whether or not to file for bankruptcy for your debt is a hard choice to face. In some situations, it may seem like the only way out of debt. Filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy will improve short-term quality of life, but it can also damage your future credit as well as your…

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How to Fairly Distribute Assets of an Estate

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Planning your estate is never easy, and you may have a lot of questions. From personal belongings to money to real estate, there are several steps you can take to ensure that your affairs will be in order for your family when the time comes to distribute assets. You must determine what to leave, to…

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Basics of California Personal Injury Law

personal injury form

There are many types of injuries that can lead to a claim for personal injury, and every state has slightly different laws governing them. Here we will go over the basics of California personal injury law, including the time limit to file, compensation, and liability rules. Statute of Limitations – Deadline to File Each state…

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California Dog Owner Liability

dog bites

Imagine that you are out walking along the beach with your pup, when a jogger runs up beside you and your dog gets spooked. Your normally calm dog leaps out and snips at the ankle of the jogger. What happens now? In this blog, we will go over a few things you need to know…

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Managing Money In Old Age

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As people get older and ease into retirement, there are always finances looming overhead. It is also crucial to update your estate plan at this time, or establish one if you have yet to do so. What do you need to do to manage your finances most effectively for retirement, and when do you need…

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What to Do with your Estate Planning Documents

Estate Planning Safe

If you have all of your estate planning documents in order, great job! You’re ahead of many other people who haven’t gotten around to it yet, and your family will have the support and information they need if something happens to you. If you still need to set up some documentation in California, take a…

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Accidents with an Uninsured Driver in California

Car Accident

No matter how carefully you drive, accidents happen. You can’t control every factor around you, such as road conditions and other drivers. The State of California requires that everyone who operates a vehicle must have proof of financial responsibility, such as automobile liability insurance. However, studies by the Insurance Research Council have shown that as many…

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California Estate Planning Documents

Estate Planning Documents

Every estate plan is different, but there are general steps to take to ensure that you and your family are prepared for the worst. Documentation is necessary to properly manage how your finances and health care are handled after you can no longer do so yourself. It’s important to ensure that all of your wishes…

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Is It Time For Bankruptcy?

after filing bankruptcy

Deciding whether or not to file for bankruptcy is a stressful and complex situation that is further burdened by social stigmas. Nevertheless, bankruptcy might be the right choice for you. Many people believe that by filing for bankruptcy, they will never be accepted for loans again, but this is not true at all. Your bankruptcy…

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Collectibles, Art, Antiques, and Capital Gains Tax

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Almost every asset that can be sold will also be taxed, including valuables such as antiques, fine art, and collectibles. In fact, the rate of federal taxation on collectibles is one of the highest for investment property. When you plan your estate, it is important to take this taxation into account. You should not leave…

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