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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.

What Happens to My Debts When I Die?

August 7, 2018 Gina Mangiaracina

When planning a future for your loved ones, you do not want your legacy to include a mountain of debt. Many people are unaware that their debts can continue to haunt those they leave behind. Whoever you select to manage [ . . . ]

Top 7 Reasons People Declare Bankruptcy

July 24, 2018 Brian V. Lee

People don’t declare bankruptcy for the fun of it. Bankruptcy results from a financial hardship from which a person cannot recover within a reasonable amount of time. Lots of circumstances can lead to personal bankruptcy. Here are the top 7 [ . . . ]

Personal Liability For Business Debts

June 19, 2018 Brian V. Lee

Businesses are not liable for the personal debts of the business owner. Likewise, neither is the business owner automatically liable for the debts of the business. There are two ways in which personal liability for business debts can arise: by personal guarantee [ . . . ]

How Do I Get My Transcripts If I Owe My College Money?

June 14, 2018 Brian V. Lee

Academic transcripts are the property of a school. Each school makes its own policy about whether to release transcripts. No federal law requires a school to release official academic transcripts to an indebted student. Bankruptcy and debt defense attorneys get [ . . . ]

How to Prevent Vehicle Repossession

June 12, 2018 Brian V. Lee

If you fall behind on car payments, you run the risk of repossession. Some lenders are quicker than others to repossess, but most wait until the third month of non-payment. There are several methods to prevent vehicle repossession. Your lender [ . . . ]

File Bankruptcy to Stop a Lawsuit

May 1, 2018 Brian V. Lee

If a creditor sues you on a debt, you should know that you can file bankruptcy to stop a lawsuit. A creditor may sue you for the debt on repossessed car, broken lease, or credit card. Or a former lender [ . . . ]

Should I File Bankruptcy or Divorce First?

April 24, 2018 Brian V. Lee

Divorce can be messy. Bankruptcy cleans up messes. But whether you should file bankruptcy or divorce first depends on your specific circumstances. In some cases, filing bankruptcy before divorce makes sense. In other cases, filing bankruptcy before the finalization of a [ . . . ]

Lee Legal Will Take Your Collection Calls

April 18, 2018 Brian V. Lee

Creditors can be really annoying. Collection calls and correspondence can disrupt your life and cause unfortunate and unnecessary embarrassment. If you know that you’re about to file bankruptcy, you can relieve the pressure before you file. Lee Legal will take your collection calls [ . . . ]

Not Every Financial Mistake Leads to Bankruptcy

March 28, 2018 Brian V. Lee

It’s OK to make mistakes. After all, not every financial mistake leads to bankruptcy. Yet the converse is also true. Not every bankruptcy is caused by mistake. Everyone makes mistakes, but only the wise learn from them. You must allow [ . . . ]

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