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From income inequality to minimum wage to personal finance issues, we want you to feel comfortable with the solutions we present. Context is important.

Break Up the Banks

May 30, 2017 Brian V. Lee

We should break up the banks. Only the full separation of depository banking and investment banking can protect consumer savings from banks’ naked speculation. Our nation needs a modern-day Glass-Steagall Act, the Depression-era banking system repealed in 1999. Commercial banks should [ . . . ]

Don’t Get Mad — Get Paid

May 22, 2017 Brian V. Lee

Most of the civil litigation clients who come to see me want some person or company to pay them. You may be angry that the defendant has broken a contract or otherwise failed to deliver on some promise or warranty. You [ . . . ]

7 Uncommon Bankruptcy Assets

May 16, 2017 Brian V. Lee

When you declare bankruptcy, you must be honest in your statements. You must list all of your property, even the most uncommon bankruptcy assets. List your assets in Schedule A/B. Be sure to include all real property, vehicles, inventory, home [ . . . ]

Are You Meeting Your Financial Goals?

May 11, 2017 Brian V. Lee

Are you meeting your financial goals? More specifically, are you saving enough to meet your financial goals? The CEO of insurance giant Assurant recently observed: The reality is, half of Americans can’t afford to write a $500 check. Assurant CEO [ . . . ]

How Long Does Foreclosure Take?

May 4, 2017 Brian V. Lee

Several factors affect how long it takes to complete a foreclosure in the District of Columbia. You may be living in the property, or you may have it rented. You may need some time to find a new place to [ . . . ]

Don’t Face Your Debt Alone

May 1, 2017 Brian V. Lee

Don’t face your debt alone. Hire a lawyer to stand up for you to your creditors. You want a lawyer who understands you and your goals. But also you want a lawyer who understands your creditors and the entire debt [ . . . ]