201711.16
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The Tools of the Trade Bankruptcy Exemption

You may know that so-called liquidation bankruptcy petitions under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code are available only to individuals whose income falls below certain specified limits. However, some individuals who are eligible to file under Chapter 7 nevertheless elect instead to file a Chapter 13 repayment petition. This can be an appropriate choice for…

201711.16
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Driving Without Insurance in California – No Recovery for Non-Economic Damages

California law generally allows injured plaintiffs to claim both economic and non-economic damages. In fact, California law does not place a cap on the maximum amount of either. Economic damages are readily quantifiable monetary expenses, such as lost wages and medical expenses. Non-economic damages are sometimes called “pain and suffering” or “nonpecuniary” damages. Awards of…

201711.16
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Can I Keep My Disability Payments in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

An estimated 10 million American workers and their family members currently receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. As with Social Security retirement benefits, making ends meet on SSDI payments alone can be a struggle. The current average benefit is just a little over $1,000 per month. Recipients with significant debts may find themselves considering…

201711.02
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Your Obligations Under a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Plan

We have written elsewhere about the differences between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies, the two principal types available to individuals. The principal difference is that the debtor in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy surrenders non-exempt property and in return for elimination of most common obligations. Setting Up a Payment Plan In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy,…

201711.02
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Negotiating a Personal Injury Settlement

If you are an accident victim and are getting nervous about the possibility of going to trial, you should know that, by some estimates, more than 95 percent of all litigation filed in the U.S. ends up settling. No matter the possibilities, it is important to talk about the possibility of settlement. A lawyer will…

201710.16
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How a Personal Injury Attorney in Monterey Park Can Help Following an Accident With an Uninsured Motorist

Traffic accidents are dramatic and painful. Finding out the driver that struck your vehicle lacks auto insurance makes the situation that much more unbearable. If you have been involved in any sort of auto accident with an uninsured motorist, you should know help is available. A personal injury attorney in Monterey Park, California will fiercely…