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How to Incorporate a Small Business in California

California has the highest population in the United States and houses a thriving business community. As a result, many companies have decided to incorporate their businesses in California, from the largest American companies such as Apple to the smallest family-run establishments. The major reason business owners decide to incorporate is to protect their personal assets.…

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Bankruptcy for Small Business Owners

If you own a small business and are experiencing financial distress, there are several bankruptcy options available to you. Although some require the company to be dissolved, others allow you to restructure and eliminate your debts while keeping your business afloat. Chapter 7 bankruptcy is an option for debtors that cannot afford to restructure and continue their…

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Asset Transfers That Are NOT Allowed Before Bankruptcy

The desire to protect your assets may be a major reason why you’re looking into bankruptcy, but there are a few types of transfer that are illegal to perform right before filing. Here are some examples: Transferring property into someone else’s name, such as a friend or family member. If you attempt to protect your assets…

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How to Handle an Inheritance

Inheritance Questions? Ask Ventura Attorney Dan Higson. Most people in the United States will receive some form of inheritance in their lifetime. This circumstance often combines the grief of losing a loved one with a feeling of financial relief. In this chaotic situation, it is important to consider how to correctly handle the acquisition of…

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Hathaway Law Firm Welcomes New Partner

Hathaway Law Firm Welcomes New Partner – Daniel Higson Hathaway Law (Ventura, California) The Ventura County law firm of Hathaway, Perrett, Webster, Powers, Chrisman & Gutierrez is pleased to welcome a new partner, attorney Dan Higson, who brings a specialty in bankruptcy law to the firm. Higson has practiced law in Ventura County for the…

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