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Personal Bankruptcy Won't Clear Away All Debts

Personal bankruptcy can be a way to get out from under a crushing debt burden from things like personal loans or credit card debt. Many are surprised to learn, however, that even after a bankruptcy ...
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Domestic Partnership Agreements FAQs

Domestic partnership agreements are unique situations that offer a variety of benefits. This list of domestic partnership agreements FAQs will help you determine whether a domestic partnership is the ...
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Banks Can Freeze Debtors' Accounts in Ninth Circuit: What Does That Mean For You?

A recent decision filed by bankruptcy judges in the Southern District of New York has determined that banks can freeze debtors' accounts in the Ninth Circuit. What does that mean for you, the ...
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The Beginner's Guide to a Family Limited Partnership

If you have been considering different ways to manage and protect your assets, you may have considered a family limited partnership. If you are curious about the benefits a well-drafted family limited ...
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Is Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Right For You?

The two most common types of personal bankruptcy are Chapter 13 bankruptcy and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. In both cases, the bankruptcy court issues an automatic stay that halts any creditor collection ...
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5 Effective Estate Planning Tips For Blended Families

Whether you are in a blended family or not, you likely know a few. One thing all these families have in common is that they are not simple. With blended families comes a need for effective estate ...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bankruptcy And Divorce

Few people enter a marriage with the expectation of divorce, and few people start spending money with the intention of filing for bankruptcy. Unfortunately, bankruptcy and divorce often go hand in ...
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Develop an Effective Plan for your Estate in 5 Steps

When it comes to establishing a plan for your estate, your goal is to make it as simple as possible. Sometimes, this means using professional services to draft the perfect plan. These five initial ...
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Top 10 Reasons to Review Your Estate Plan Now

All too often, responsible people fall into the trap of thinking that there is no need to revisit documents after they have been drawn up. You might not know that there are at least ten reasons to ...
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Understanding The Repayment Plan in A Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Have you fallen behind in your bills, but you have a regular income? Chapter 13 bankruptcy will help you to get back on your feet. Unlike Chapter 7, a Chapter 13 does not require a means test to file. ...
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Understanding Durable Power of Attorney Pro's and Con's

Under California Probate Code sections 4000 – 4545 residents will find specific information about using Powers of Attorney as well as an explanation of the legal rights of the attorney-in-fact. ...
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Dealing with Debt: Common Credit Repair Scams -- and How to Avoid Them

Your credit report and score are both essential parts of your financial portfolio. Having a high credit score, and a report free of blemishes will help you get better rates on a mortgage or automobile ...
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How to Choose an Executor for Your Estate

Estate planning is certainly not easy, and for this reason many turn to professionals. Financial planners and lawyers ensure that trusts, wills and estates are planned from beginning to end. During ...
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Managing Foreclosure: How an Attorney Can Help

Failing to meet mortgage payments continues to be an ongoing problem in the United States as one out of every 200 homes end up in a foreclosure. Losing a home in a foreclosure can seem devastating. ...
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Three Common Errors to Avoid in Estate Planning

Estate planning isn't just for people with huge estates and millions of dollars in assets. It's something that every person, no matter how wealthy they are, should be thinking about. Planning ...
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Asked to Sign Bankruptcy Reaffirmation Agreements? Think Twice

One of the challenges of Chapter 7 bankruptcy is most people who own a home wish to hold onto their home, even after bankruptcy. In some cases, the mortgage company will request the homeowner sign a ...
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Are Trust Protectors a Good Idea?

While they are still a relatively new concept in the United States, trust protectors have been used for many years when designing overseas trust documents. In effect, a protector was appointed to ...
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Understanding Credit Report Inaccuracies and Remedies

Your credit report can have an impact on your ability to secure a home mortgage, a car loan, obtain a student loan and even have an impact on your ability to land a job. These are some of the reasons ...
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Back Up Plans: What if a Trustee Becomes Incapacitated

Trusts are a valuable tool to protect your heirs in the event of your death or incapacity. In effect, assigning a trustee to manage your affairs while you are alive (using a living trust) or ...
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Surprise! Debtors Are Not Required To Dispute Debt In Writing Under FDCPA

Collection agencies are committed to collecting debt and they often find interesting ways to track down debtors. Some of these tactics are illegal under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), ...
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What About Rover?: Setting Up a Trust for Pets

Today, pets are really part of the family. Ask any pet owner what they think about their animals and they will use words like “love,” possibly even addressing them as individual family ...
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Zombie Debts: Those Debts That Reappear After Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

When you make the decision to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, it is typically because your debt is so out of control it is the only way to get back on your feet financially. Frequently people file ...
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Everyone Needs an Advanced Health Care Directive -- Including You

In the steps of planning your estate, the discussion of health care decisions is likely to arise. If you become incapacitated in some manner, the only way to ensure that your needs and wants are met ...
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Filing Bankruptcy? Seven Documents You Will Need

If you have considered all options and decided to file bankruptcy, there are several decisions to make. Which type will you file, Chapter 7 or Chapter 13? Will you choose exemptions from the ...
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When Inherited IRA's Are Exempt From Bankruptcy Trustee Reach

A recent ruling by the Supreme Court in the case of Clark v. Rameker determined that inherited IRAs are not allowed to be considered exempt property when the owner is filing bankruptcy. While both ...
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