What is Probate Court and When Does an Estate Go through It?

Categories: Estate Planning

probate

Probate court is a court that deals exclusively with the assets and liabilities of the estate of one who has died. A judge oversees the probate process and ensures all creditors are paid, then ensures assets are distributed by the estate plan or the statute. An estate goes through probate even if there is a…

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5 Important Facts Regarding TBI Lawsuits

Categories: Personal Injury

TBI

A traumatic brain injury (TBI), can range from mild to severe. Often these injuries result in long-term consequences for the victim and sometimes are life-threatening. Each day, a person in the United States suffers from a TBI — whether a minor concussion or significant brain injury. Those who survive a TBI have effects that last…

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What is the Discovery Process in a Personal Injury Case?

Categories: Personal Injury

personal injury discovery process

Personal injury cases go through a fact-finding process known as discovery. Discovery is a systematic, official process required for any lawsuit. During your personal injury case, you might experience multiple stages of discovery. The amount of discovery your case experiences and how far it progresses into discovery depends on the evidence and settlement. Sometimes, a…

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Warning Signs that Bankruptcy is on the Horizon for You

Categories: Bankruptcy

10 signs of bankruptcy

No one goes through life expecting to file bankruptcy, but it happens. Sometimes, the warning signs are clear, while other times they are not so obvious. Regardless of your financial situation – or what you assume it will be like in the future – it is imperative that you know the warning signs of bankruptcy….

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Will My Tax Refund be Affected by My Bankruptcy Case?

Categories: Bankruptcy

IRS 1040 form

It is tax season, which means that you are probably anxiously awaiting your tax refund check. While refunds were placed on hold for the 2017 tax year, your return should come in May or June. But, if you are in the process of bankruptcy, or if you have filed bankruptcy and you are in the…

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Can You Lower a Car Payment in Bankruptcy?

Categories: Bankruptcy

car keys on top of money

When you file for bankruptcy, you are doing so because you can no longer manage your debts. Whether it is because you lost your job or took a significant cut in pay, you need to eliminate monthly debt obligations to get back on your feet. However, you have a vehicle, and you need to keep…

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Does Jury Selection Play a Role in My Accident Trial?

Categories: Personal Injury

seated jury in a trial

When a personal injury claim goes to trial, the plaintiff focuses in on the evidence and experts who will testify. This is critical evidence, and it affects the outcome of any case. However, there is another aspect that many plaintiffs do not realize just as important: Jury selection. You will notice that your attorney’s core…

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Will Bankruptcy Save My Home from Foreclosure?

Categories: Bankruptcy

bankruptcy home foreclosure

Most homeowners facing bankruptcy are worried about one thing: The family home. If you are significantly behind on mortgage payments and struggling to meet debt obligations, and if your mortgage lender is threatening to foreclose, bankruptcy is likely your only option. With the protections of bankruptcy, you could prevent creditors from filing official judgments in…

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Understanding the 20-Day IFCA Notification Requirement

Categories: Insurance

20-Day IFCA Notification Requirement

If you feel that your insurance company is unreasonably denying your claims or operating in bad faith, you may be able to file a lawsuit under the Insurance Fair Conduct Act (IFCA). However, under IFCA, you must adhere to strict timeframes and protocols. Otherwise, your case will be dismissed and you may be forced to…

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