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My Renter Quit Paying Rent - What Am I Able To Do? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marco Santarelli   
Sunday, 17 March 2013 21:34

Non-payment of rent is a pretty serious problem. It happens to be one of those predicaments that places the landlord in a difficult situation. Moral and ethical values are sometimes challenged by the need to collect the rent. If your sole two decisions are to evict a family which has fallen on tough times, or to go weeks or months without getting paid, the correct choice isn't always obvious. Most landlords have a conscience and genuinely care about the safety and contentment of their tenants. So that the challenge is finding a solution that works out well for your tenant, and also for your net result.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 October 2013 01:04
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What is the Bankruptcy Means Test? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mitchell Sussman   
Wednesday, 13 March 2013 11:49

As a result of perceived abuses in the bankruptcy system, Congress passed the "Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005." The principal provision of this Congressional enactment was the addition of a "means test" designed to prevent higher income earners from filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 08:43
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Can You Disinherit Your Spouse PDF Print E-mail
Written by B. Clark, Esq.   
Monday, 18 February 2013 20:21

Til Death Do Us Part? Your marital obligation continues even after death”

In addition, to the general uncertainties of death most of us are concern that after our death we will no longer h ave any control over any affairs on Earth.  Many of us are concerned about what will happen to our children, family real estate, family heir looms and our hard earned money.   Through a Last Will and Testament we are fortunate that the law try to ensure that our wishes are carried out after death.   Generally speaking, your Last Will and Testament allows for the dispositions of your property any matter you wish.  However, the law prevents a person from completely disinheriting their spouse unless it was agreed to be disinheri ted in a legal agreement or prenuptial agreement.   A Will that attempts to completely disinherit a spouse or a will that does not adequately provide for a spouse is subject to a spousal challenge or a will contest.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 February 2013 18:18
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What Does a Bankruptcy Trustee Do? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mitchell Sussman   
Thursday, 07 March 2013 22:34

What is a Bankruptcy Trustee?

Many people who are contemplating filing bankruptcy ask the question, what exactly is the job of the bankruptcy trustee? Is he my friend or foe? Well the answer to this question is really quite simple, once you know the duties of a trustee.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 08:41
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What is Marital Privilege? PDF Print E-mail
Written by B. Clark, Esq.   
Monday, 11 February 2013 21:00

"....fostering the harmony and sanctity of the marriage relationship"

Marital privilege is not a commonly used criminal law procedure but almost every person has heard that a wife can not testify against her husband and like wise a husband can not testify against his wife.  Although, people’s basic understanding of spousal is correct, there are many details that most people are not aware of as it relates to marital privilege.   In the U.S. Supreme Court case, Trammel v. United States, the Supreme Court said the justification for having spousal privilege is it perceived role in fostering the harmony and sanctity of the marriage relationship.

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 February 2013 14:25
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