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Chapter 7 bankruptcy is sometimes referred to as a “Liquidation Bankruptcy.”  Its primary purpose is to discharge certain debts and give you a “clean slate” in a relatively short period of time. You will be able to live your life free of collector calls, overdue payments, and the stress of being…

A Chapter 11 bankruptcy is sometimes referred to as a “business reorganization” bankruptcy. However, it can also be filed by an individual whose debts exceed the limits of a Chapter 13 bankruptcy.  A Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing allows a business to continue operations while a repayment plan is…

Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a powerful legal tool that enables you to protect your property in times of financial hardship. A Chapter 13 bankruptcy is sometimes referred to as a “wage-earners” plan.  In order to qualify, you must have a steady income (which can include self-employment).  Chapter 13…

Unfortunately, we live in a highly litigious society. Any number of people may want to take assets away from you and the people you love, as well as thwart your wishes regarding how your money is used now and in the future. These people could include former spouses and their children, sons or…

Probate is a lengthy, complicated and often frustrating process, made all the more difficult by the grief that accompanies losing a loved one. While much of our practice is dedicated to helping individuals and families avoid probate, we can guide your family through this difficult process with…

Not everyone takes the time to develop an estate plan. But everybody does, in fact, have one. How is this possible? Because if you don’t create an estate plan, the IRS and the state in which you reside will simply make one for you, and neither of them is focused on minimizing taxes or looking…

The Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FFDPA) was implemented to protect consumers against unfair and deceptive practices when it comes to debt collection.

WHAT PRACTICES ARE ILLEGAL FOR DEBT COLLECTORS?

  • Calling the debtor before 8am or after 9pm unless it has…

Your ticket to a better future meant taking on some heavy student loan debt, but you figured it would be alright in the long run.

Nobody told you how much you would be paying, and for how long. Then, when the bills started coming in, things got more confusing.

If you are…

“NON-AMICABLE” DIVORCE

Of  course, not all divorce proceedings which will ultimately be impacted by bankruptcy are conducted in a spirit ofcooperation. Timing in these cases becomes even more crucial. When a bankruptcy petition is filed, divorce proceedings are stayed, property…

"AMICABLE" DIVORCE

If a husband and wife are in the fortunate position of remaining on relatively civil terms as they contemplate a divorce and a potential  bankruptcy   for  one  or  both, some advance  strategic planning  can improve  their post-divorce  financial  situations. A…