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Getting Out of Debt Improves Judgment, Reduces Anxiety

December 17, 2019 Brian V. Lee

According to a new study, getting out of debt reduces anxiety and improves cognitive function. You can improve your decision-making ability by getting rid of your debt. The psychological costs of servicing debt Chronic indebtedness afflicts rich and poor nations [ . . . ]

D.C. Lawyer for Debt Defense

November 12, 2019 Brian V. Lee

Consider hiring a lawyer for debt defense if you are being pursued by a debt collector. Lee Legal serves the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia, and the D.C. suburbs of Maryland. To understand how the debt collection industry works, read [ . . . ]

Whataboutism Versus Counterclaims in Litigation

October 24, 2019 Brian V. Lee

Whataboutism is an attempt to distract from an opponent’s attack by charging them with hypocrisy. Whataboutists try to deflect an adversary’s charge without actually disproving it. Whataboutism (and its counterpart bothsidesism) is much in the news lately in the context [ . . . ]

Small Business Bankruptcy Just Got Easier

October 10, 2019 Brian V. Lee

The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 took effect on August 23, 2019. The new law eases requirements for small business bankruptcy in several ways. Now a trustee will be assigned to each case Now a standing trustee will oversee each case, [ . . . ]

Non-Qualified Student Loans Can Be Discharged in Bankruptcy

October 1, 2019 Brian V. Lee

You can discharge your non-qualified student loans in bankruptcy. Most student loans are “qualified” student loans and cannot be discharged in bankruptcy. But not so for non-qualified student loans. What are non-qualified student loans? Student loans are generally excepted from [ . . . ]

The Robocalls Must Stop

September 10, 2019 Brian V. Lee

Illegal scam robocalls comprised roughly a quarter of the 26 billion robocalls placed to U.S. mobile numbers in 2018. Unwanted solicitations, get-rich-quick schemes, health insurance rackets, car warranty extension offers, timeshare spam, technical support shakedowns, and IRS and Social Security [ . . . ]

Should I Short Sale My Property?

August 29, 2019 Brian V. Lee

A short sale is when your mortgage company agrees to allow you to sell your property for less than the amount owed on the mortgage. If your property is underwater then a short sale is one of your options. How [ . . . ]

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