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  • By: Diane Anderson, Esq.
  • Published: June 27, 2016

If you have a disable dependent, it can make creating your estate plan more complex. You want to confer with a seasoned estate planning attorney to determine the best strategy for caring for your special needs child or spouse living in a nursing home. While you may believe that leaving a large lump sum of money to pay for their care is the best option, your actions could result in your loved one being ineligible for government benefits…Read More

  • By: Diane Anderson, Esq.
  • Published: June 23, 2016

When a creditor recovers a monetary judgment against you, they have several collection tools they can use to collect the sums owed to them. One of the most effective collection tools is an account garnishment or wage garnishment. The judgment-creditor instructs your financial institution or your employer to pay money that is owed to you directly to them instead. Account Garnishments A garnishment against an account held at a financial institution allows a creditor to have funds held…Read More

  • By: Diane Anderson, Esq.
  • Published: June 21, 2016

If you have fallen behind on your bills, it won’t be long before the debt collectors begin to harass you and collection lawsuits get filed against you. If the thought of litigation scares you and if you are ready to take control of your financial like, it may be time to consider filing a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. When you file your bankruptcy petitions, the automatic stay immediately goes into effect. The stay prevents creditors and…Read More

  • By: Diane Anderson, Esq.
  • Published: June 17, 2016

If you need shelter from your creditors and you’re considering filing a personal bankruptcy, you are probably concerned with what will happen to your assets. Although bankruptcy is the most comprehensive tool for dealing with your debt, it also requires you to disclose everything you own. A retirement account is typically one of a debtor’s most valuable assets. Fortunately, bankruptcy law provides protection for certain types of property and exempts them from being included in your bankruptcy estate.…Read More

  • By: Diane Anderson, Esq.
  • Published: June 15, 2016

If you have been appointed to serve as the personal representative or executor of a loved one’s estate and you aren’t sure where to begin, you are not alone. Most individuals do not have experience in how the probate process works and what tasks must be accomplished before the estate assets can be distributed. Having a probate lawyer can you ensure that you have the advice and guidance you need to successfully administer your loved one’s estate. Our…Read More

  • By: Diane Anderson, Esq.
  • Published: June 13, 2016

When you think about an estate plan, you probably think about creating a Last Will and Testament. A Will is an essential part of every estate plan, but in many cases it is beneficial to also create a trust. A trust can benefit individuals with estates of all sizes. If you are wondering if a trust could benefit you and your family, consider the following: You want to support your surviving spouse After your surviving spouse dies, you…Read More

  • By: Diane Anderson, Esq.
  • Published: June 9, 2016

If you have been in an accident, suffered a serious illness or had to spend time in a hospital, you know how quickly medical bills can accumulate – even if you have medical insurance! Medical bills are even more devastating if you do not have insurance. In fact, overwhelming medical debt is a common cause of personal bankruptcy filings in our country. If you are facing medical bills that you cannot afford, filing a Chapter 7 or Chapter…Read More

  • By: Diane Anderson, Esq.
  • Published: June 7, 2016

Most homeowners want to avoid foreclosure if at all possible. If you are struggling with paying your mortgage, it is important to explore all of your available options. This blog will focus on the pros and cons of filing for bankruptcy versus pursuing a short sale of your home. While both choices can be beneficial, deciding which is better for you depends on your unique circumstances. Below are a few questions to ask yourself: Am I Under A…Read More

  • By: Diane Anderson, Esq.
  • Published: June 3, 2016

When you are considering filing a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, you typically worry about what physical assets will be included in your bankruptcy estate. However, it is also essential that you consider your intangible assets as well. For instance, if you were involved in a traffic accident and a court awarded you a monetary judgement or you entered in a settlement to recover your damages suffered, you should confer with your bankruptcy lawyer to determine how those funds will…Read More

  • By: Diane Anderson, Esq.
  • Published: June 1, 2016

If you are trying to decide whether or not filing for bankruptcy is the best debt relief option for you, let us help. We understand that dealing with overwhelming debt is stressful. We also know that you are probably worried about losing your assets during the bankruptcy process. However, it is important for you to understand that bankruptcy law provides a wide variety of laws that protect many of your valuable assets from being included in your bankruptcy…Read More

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