Archive | August, 2015

Can I Keep My Car if I Declare Bankruptcy?

30. August 2015

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The answer is sometimes. If you are filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy as a single person in Florida, you receive a $1,000 exemption for your car. If you own the vehicle outright and the car is worth less than $1,000 you would be able to keep it. If you are married, and you are jointly filing […]

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Does Bankruptcy Erase Judgments?

28. August 2015

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In many cases, yes, but not all judgments can be erased in Florida. A judgment is a decision handed down by the court that says you are responsible for repaying a debt, plus interest, court costs, and associated attorney fees. The judgment is filed into the court system in your county saying that you owe […]

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Do I Have to Pay Taxes on a Personal Injury Lawsuit Award?

24. August 2015

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Nothing is certain but death and taxes, right? You must pay taxes on anything you earn. This is in the form of wages, interest, capital gains, etc. Plenty of things are considered earnings, even those things you might not want to be counted. Sometimes it is hard to tell how and when you should report […]

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How do Personal Injury Lawyers Make Money?

21. August 2015

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Personal injury lawyers typically are paid their fees based on the award or settlement in the case. This means that they are paid only if there is a monetary award. This sounds a little risky for the attorney, doesn’t it? That’s why many personal injury lawyers also have parts of their practice devoted to other […]

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Elder Abuse and Exploitation Examples

19. August 2015

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Elder abuse is a terrible societal crime that SmithLaw hates to see in our society. Thus, we are dedicated to helping the elderly who are victims of abuse and exploitation. This is in addition to other areas of our practice that relate to the elderly. These other areas of the law include: Probate Guardianship Estate […]

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Can I Declare Bankruptcy Twice?

8. August 2015

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Sure! Actually, you can file it more than twice, but let’s hope you don’t have to. There are many rules and regulations regarding bankruptcy, including time constraints between filings. In addition, the way your previous bankruptcy is disposed may affect your ability to file again, or may greatly restrict a new filing. Dishonesty during bankruptcy […]

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I am Owed Money from Someone Who Declared Bankruptcy. How Can I Get My Money?

3. August 2015

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That depends on the scenario. So your cousin owes you lots of money for some work you did for him. You were going to file a judgment but then he declared bankruptcy. Can you get your money? Yes, theoretically, as long as he didn’t include the debt in the bankruptcy or add it later. However, […]

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