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Blog Posts in March, 2013

Overwhelmed by Their Inheritance, Many Inheritors Seek Guidance

Very often we discuss the manner in which comprehensive estate planning can allow an individual to ensure that after he or she passes on, they are still able to provide for the continued wellbeing of ...
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Veteran's Benefits Processing Delays

Be patient if you are in the process of applying for veteran's benefits. According to USA Today, the retired Air Force General in charge of processing VA Benefits Claims has acknowledged many ...
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Asset protection trust can protect property from divorce

As we have mentioned on previous occasions, there is always a plan for what will happen to an individual's assets after their passing. However, if the individual did not dictate through ...
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Conservator appointed when stepson misappropriated elder's trust

Unfortunately, there are people in the world that are willing to prey on elderly individuals that are no longer able to care for themselves. Some elderly individuals are vulnerable to having their ...
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Is estate planning still beneficial for those of modest means?

It is a common misconception not just in Torrance but around the country that estate planning is something only the wealthy need to think about. It appears that this misconception largely came about ...
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What Can Mortgage Creditors Report On Your Credit?

Mortgage creditors are limited in what they can report on your credit report after your bankruptcy discharge. Because your personal liability on a mortgage is discharged in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, ...
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Transfers for the Purpose of Qualifying for Medicaid are Becoming More Difficult

In March 2012 the Appellate Division found Petitioner ineligible for nursing home benefits based on a transfer of assets to a close friend and joint owner of her bank accounts. Petitioner argued that ...
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Personal Liability On Your Mortgage Is Discharged In Bankruptcy

In most cases, your personal liability on a mortgage is discharged when you receive your Chapter 7 discharge. This means you are no longer personally liable for the mortgage debt. Your real property ...
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Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Eliminates Many Types Of Debts

When your case is filed, a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you retain control of all property that is exempt. You eliminate liability for many types of debts. The debts are discharged. Generally, the following ...
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Rebuilding Your Credit Begins After Filing Bankruptcy

Many of my clients report they can obtain new credit very soon after receiving their bankruptcy discharge. My review of credit scores reveals that their scores generally improve significantly 18 to 24 ...
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A living will can help an individual find peace at the end

Thinking about the end of life can be uncomfortable and difficult. However, when asked to picture their final moments, many individuals living in Los Angeles would report that they would prefer to ...
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