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Creditor Harassment - Know Your Rights

First of all, you cannot be arrested and jailed for failing to pay a debt (except for back child support). And a creditor or bill collector CANNOT just confiscate your tax refund or withdraw money ...
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Bankruptcy and Past Due Tax Filings

One reason some people may consider filing bankruptcy is because they owe taxes. While it is generally accepted as fact that taxes are not dischargeable debt but, in some cases, they may be eligible. ...
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Special Needs Planning - When Should You Plan For Guardianship?

Special needs planning can be very complicated and complex. If you have a Special Needs Child or adult-child for whom you need to plan a guardianship, the Law Offices of James C. Shields and their ...
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Decant Your Irrevocable Trust And Save On Taxes

Irrevocable Trust Defined As part of their estate planning process, some individuals decide they prefer to have an irrevocable trust rather than relying on more traditional methods of distributing ...
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6 Additional Estate Planning Tips for Parents

Are you the proud parent of a newborn child? While you're celebrating, it's important to also start planning for their future. Here are six additional important estate planning tips for new ...
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3 Crucial Estate Planning Tips for New Parents

Giving birth to a child is a life-changing experience. Nobody remains the same after they become a parent; you simply look at the world differently. One of the things that change after giving birth to ...
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Estate Planning & Probate Matters - Taking Care of Aging Parents

Estate planning, probate matters and taking care of aging parents have become very complex over the past few decades. Thankfully, Elder Law advocates for the elderly; this includes a vast array of ...
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Gifting Your Assets - A Crummey Trust Can Protect Against IRS And Creditor Claims

Many hard-working individuals naturally want to pass on their assets to their family -- the people they care about the most. In this post, we will discuss the Crummey Trust and how this trust can play ...
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How Bankruptcy May Help With Student Loan Debt

Most consumers are aware elimination of federal student loans is nearly impossible when filing bankruptcy. However, this does not mean you cannot get some relief when you opt to file Chapter 7 or ...
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Using Strong No-Contest Clauses To Ensure Your Intentions Are Honored

When preparing your estate plan, you want to make sure your intentions are honored. No matter how clear you are about your wishes, there may be a disgruntled relative who wants to challenge your ...
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An Overview Of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed by debt and urgently need relief. But deciding to file for bankruptcy is a difficult decision. Before initiating a bankruptcy, you should understand what it is. ...
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