Know Your Rights as a Tenant in California

What Does A Notice Of An Adversary Proceeding Mean For Your Bankruptcy?

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Everything seemed to be going fine with your bankruptcy until you received a notice that there was an adversary proceeding against you. What does this mean? Will it stop your bankruptcy from proceeding altogether? Who filed the adversary proceeding? Adversary proceedings are lawsuits related to your bankruptcy, but separate. Anyone involved in the bankruptcy can file an adversary proceeding, even you. However, since the adversary proceeding was filed against you, it is either one of your creditors or the bankruptcy trustee that’s filed it. Read More»

How To Avoid Utility Shutoffs With Bankruptcy

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If you have concerns about paying your utility bills on time, you likely wonder how you could stop a possible shutoff. Since utilities count as unsecured debts, you are allowed to list them on a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing, which allows you to dismiss unsecured debts by selling assets through a trustee. Depending on where you live, utilities commonly include water, gas, power, and sewage. Here are some tips for using bankruptcy to avoid utility shutoffs. Read More»

How Your Partner May Abuse A Restraining Order Against You

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A restraining order is useful in keeping an abusive and violent person away from his or her potential victim. However, just like other legal provisions, there is potential for its abuse. Therefore, if your partner (or any other person) is seeking a restraining order against you, then you should be on the lookout for its abuse. Here are three ways in which a person may abuse a restraining order: Using False Information to Get the Order Read More»

Is It Possible To Expedite The Disability Claims Review Process?

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According to the Social Security Administration, it can take three to five months for the agency to review your application for disability benefits and make a decision. Unfortunately, if you are not working or in serious need of medical assistance, those months can seem too long. Regardless of whether this is your first time applying or you are appealing a denial, there are steps you can take to reduce the wait time. Read More»

A Few Simple Things That Can Affect Your Settlement In A Personal Injury Lawsuit

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When you have been injured in any type of accident, there are a few simple things you may do or not do that will have an effect on how much money you will receive. While you do not want to seem greedy, you should not have your settlement reduced because of a simple mistake you made that had nothing to do with the injuries you received. Failure to Hire a Personal Injury Law Firm Read More»