Archive | November, 2012

Could Chapter 9 Bankruptcy Happen in My Town?

28. November 2012

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Yes, it could. However, it is not very common. Chapter 9 bankruptcy is the bankruptcy of a municipality. The uscourts.gov website defines a municipality as: “cities and towns, as well as villages, counties, taxing districts, municipal utilities, and school districts.” Further, “it also includes revenue-producing bodies that provide services which are paid for by users […]

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Holiday Budgeting Tips

27. November 2012

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It is easy to get carried away during the holidays. Everyone wants to provide a special day for his or her friends and family. It all adds up to a very expensive time of year. I hope that you took advantage of some of the recent sales for gifts for your loved ones. Some people […]

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Concealing Assets in a Bankruptcy Case

21. November 2012

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People try and conceal assets for many reasons. Some types of cases that people conceal assets in are divorce, bankruptcy, and tax cases. Trying to conceal some side investments in a bankruptcy case would allow the person to keep those assets to use later, when they have lost a lot of their others. A divorce […]

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How Social Media and the Law are Connected

19. November 2012

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In part two of the SmithLaw Social Media Series, we are discussing some of the legal aspects of social media. Our first post was, “Are You Under Surveillance?” There, we established that social media is an easy way to keep track of someone’s actions, location, likes, dislikes, and more. Law enforcement is able to use […]

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Why A Little Mistake Can Make or Break Your Court Case

12. November 2012

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Attorney Christopher D. Smith with SmithLaw has handled many cases. He is also keeping abreast of other court cases that might relate to his practice areas. That is why SmithLaw of Sarasota, Florida knows that a little mistake, misstep, clerical error, lapse in judgment, etc., can make or break your court case. Here are a […]

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Asset Protection Techniques for Florida Professionals in High-Risk Jobs

8. November 2012

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Everyone wants to protect their assets, either for themselves or for their family. Moreover, everyone could do with a little financial and estate planning. SmithLaw has several blog posts about those issues, including: “Do You Need a Financial Checkup?” and What to Consider when Beginning Your Estate Planning.” A great place to find qualified, non-biased […]

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Introducing the SmithLaw Social Media Series

5. November 2012

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As SmithLaw forges ahead in our social media efforts, we will also be discussing social media and its legal implications. For this first post, we are examining: “Are You Under Surveillance?” In a nutshell, yes. Social media is a great way to keep someone under surveillance. The more they share, the easier it is to […]

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