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  • What Effect Does Filing An Amended Return Have on the IRS's Time to Audit?

    Section 6501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code provides the general rule: Except as otherwise provided in this section, the amount of any tax imposed by this title shall be assessed within 3 years after the return was filed (whether or not such return was filed on or after the date prescribed) or, if the tax is payable by stamp, at any time after such tax became due and before the expiration of 3 years after the date on which any part of such tax was paid, and no proceeding in court without a...

     

    Posted by Daniel Layton 01/15/2019
  • Michigan Lemon Law: Calculating the Repurchase

    So, you have a defective vehicle that qualifies as a “Lemon.”  What is your remedy? How much money do you get? What happens to the finance contract? Under Michigan’s Lemon Law the answers to these questions depend on how much you paid, whether you have additional “out of pocket” damages, and how many miles are on the odometer, among other things. 1. Return of Your Purchase Price or Lease Price Michigan’s Lemon Law at MCL 257.1403(1)(a), perm...

     

    Posted by ADAM ALEXANDER 01/11/2019
  • 6 Ways Divorce Lawyers Can Help Their Clients

    One word that will probably never be associated with contested divorce cases is 'easy.' After all, divorce is a complex process and what makes it even more convoluted is the fact that these laws vary from state to state.  Hiring a local attorney who is conversant with the state-based divorce laws is helpful. This is why a client from Geneva, Illinois will always consider Geneva divorce attorneys for himself/herself. While splitting spouses may be on an emotional rollercoaster, they n...

     

    Posted by Steven Peskind 01/07/2019
  • Employment Law Wellington

    Employment law Wellington specialist and Criminal Defense Lawyer. Get professional, accessible and friendly legal advice on your employment, criminal or traffic caseemployment law specialist and Criminal Law Wellington Defense Lawyer. Get professional, accessible and friendly legal advice on your employment, criminal or traffic case.Please visit our site at https://philmitchell.co.nz/...

     

    Posted by Phil Mitchell 12/20/2018
  • How Can a Bankruptcy Attorney Help Me?

    Many people who are considering bankruptcy are experiencing significant financial problems. After all, if money were not an issue, they would probably not be contemplating filing for bankruptcy. As a result, many potential bankruptcy filers may be tempted to save money by trying to file for bankruptcy without an attorney. While it is possible to do so, it is often an ill-advised idea. In fact, the United States government recommends against filing without an attorney and counsels po...

     

    Posted by Ronald D. Weiss 11/16/2018
  • Can I Make Large Purchases Before Filing for Bankruptcy?

    One of the main advantages of filing for bankruptcy is the discharge of most, if not all, of your unsecured debts.2 When a debt is unsecured, it means that the creditor does not have a lien or other security interest in a piece of collateral. For example, a car loan is generally a secured debt in that the creditor has a lien on the vehicle the loan was used to purchase. While secured debts can be also be discharged through bankruptcy, it usually also involves the creditor repossessi...

     

    Posted by Ronald D. Weiss 11/16/2018
  • How Can The Automatic Stay Help Me?

    Many people who are experiencing financial problems may be able to benefit from filing for bankruptcy. While it is true that a bankruptcy can stay on your credit report for a significant amount of time, it also can result in a significantly lower debt burden than the one you had prior. One of the most immediate benefits of filing for bankruptcy is known as the “automatic stay.” The automatic stay is an injunction that is automatically issued the moment a person files for bankruptcy. ...

     

    Posted by Ronald D. Weiss 11/15/2018
  • Can a Debtor Object to the Discharge of a Debt in Bankruptcy?

    One of the primary reasons people file for bankruptcy is that it often results in the dischargeof most, if not all of a person’s debt.1 When your debt is discharged, it means that you are no longer under any legal obligation to pay that debt. In many cases, a bankruptcy goes smoothly and debts are discharged without any issues. In certain cases, however, creditors object to the discharge of a particular debt or all of all of a debtor’s debts. These objections may be made wi...

     

    Posted by Ronald D. Weiss 11/15/2018
  • What Are The Benefits of Hiring a Long Island Bankruptcy Attorney?

    Millions of people each year file for bankruptcy in the United States. The two most common types of consumer bankruptcies are Chapter 7 and Chapter 13, both of which have the potential to significantly improve a person’s financial situation. In some cases, bankruptcy may be able to help people facing foreclosure keep their homes and other valuable possessions. While it is possible to file bankruptcy pro se (without an attorney), it is very difficult and the assistance of a law...

     

    Posted by Ronald D. Weiss 11/14/2018
  • CFPB Offers Student Loan Borrowers Advice For New Year

    Millions of Americans are currently struggling with student loan debt. In fact, Forbes reports1that the student loan default rate was at 13.7 percent as of September, 2014. Falling behind on your student loans can have many negative consequences, including being unable to obtain financing for large purchases or being charged a significantly higher interest rate. While most student loans are not dischargeable in bankruptcy, there are several ways that bankruptcy may be able to help borrowers w...

     

    Posted by Ronald D. Weiss 11/14/2018
  • What is a real estate transfer stamp?

    Many cities and villages in Chicagoland and throughout Illinois require you to obtain a real estate transfer stamp before you can complete the sale of your property. If one is required, title companies will not complete the transaction unless a transfer stamp is provided the day of the sale. What is a real estate transfer stamp and how do you get one? A city or village that has a transfer stamp will have some, or all, of the following requirements: property owner must pay any outstan...

     

    Posted by Lauren Jackson 11/10/2018
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    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Arial; color: #424242} span.s1 {color: #000000} LEGAL PUBLICATIONS: “Self Critical Analysis Documents & After Acquired Evidence” Consumer Attorneys of California, 1997; “Self Critical Analysis Documents are Discoverable,” Los Angeles Daily Journal, December 12, 1997; “Permanent Responsibility,” Los Angeles Daily Journal, June 16, 1999; “Working Moms Have Legal Rights,” Wetset Gazette, Fall 2000; “Federal and Sta...

     

    Posted by Karl Gerber 11/02/2018
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  • BANKRUPTCY SOLUTIONS ATTORNEYS

    How Does Unemployment Affect My Bankruptcy? Losing a job can be devastating for a household on many different levels. Not only can being unemployed affect you morally, but also financially, as losing a main source of income often makes it impossible to stay current on your bills. Many individuals who are unemployed start to use credit cards to simply make ends meet though the credit card payments themselves can quickly become overwhelming. For this reason and more, many unemployed i...

     

    Posted by Ronald D. Weiss 10/29/2018
  • What Kinds of Property Can I Keep in a New York Liquidation Bankruptcy?

    Many people who are considering bankruptcy are justifiably concerned about whether or not they will be able to keep their home, car, and other important assets. After all, the fundamental concept behind a Chapter 7 bankruptcy1 is the liquidation of a debtor’s assets in order to pay off creditors who have valid claims. Importantly, the bankruptcy code does not seek to leave people who file for bankruptcy penniless and provides various exemptions that allow most bankruptcy filers most, if not...

     

    Posted by Ronald D. Weiss 10/26/2018
  • Can Filing For Bankruptcy Actually Improve a Person’s Credit?

      While bankruptcy can have significant benefits for many people, one of the main drawbacks is that the fact that you filed for bankruptcy can appear on your credit score for up to ten years. As a result, many people who are considering bankruptcy may be hesitant to actually file because they believe that it will be difficult or impossible to obtain financing at a reasonable interest rate for several years. For certain people, however, the existence of a bankruptcy on their cre...

     

    Posted by Ronald D. Weiss 10/26/2018
  • Why Determining Medical Malpractice Can Be Challenging for Non-Attorneys

    In most jurisdictions, the key to proving malpractice goes beyond determining what happened and what went wrong -- it goes to whether the healthcare provider’s actions (or inactions) didn’t live up to the standard of care that’s expected. Even lawyers can’t come up with that determination. They need to hire medical experts. You can get the facts. What do you do with them? The average person will probably have a very difficult time finding the relevant facts of a possible ...

     

    Posted by Steven Heisler 10/22/2018
  • What are the top qualities of a good executor?

    An Executor for an estate is the person or entity chosen to carry out final wishes as stipulated in a will. Some of an executor’s responsibilities include: filing the will with the county clerk after the death of the testator, ensuring all debts/claims have been paid, ensuring all specific personal property distributions as directed in the will are made, distributing all remaining funds to the people named in the will after the payment of claims have been made, and the maintenance of any real...

     

    Posted by Lauren Jackson 10/11/2018
  • "Orlando's 2018 Legal Elite by Orlando Style"

    SAMAROO LAW, P.A. – A FRESH PERSPECTIVE  http://www.orlandostylemagazine.com/avita-m-samaroo/ If she is not passionately advocating for her clients, you will probably find Avita Samaroo volunteering with her family or strolling the local art galleries of Central Florida. After just one meeting with Avita, it’s clear to see that she exudes creativity and passion.  It’s those same qualities that she has taken with her to Samaroo Law.  Attorney Samaroo recentl...

     

    Posted by Avita Samaroo 10/08/2018
  • Https://aaoaus.com/ Top 40 under 40 AWARD

    Avita M. Samaroo was nominated and voted upon peers and colleagues as "Top 40 Under 40" in Personal Injury category for Florida.    https://aaoaus.com/directory/listing/avita-m-samaroo   ...

     

    Posted by Avita Samaroo 10/08/2018