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D.C. Small Claims Increase is a Big Win for Creditors

December 27, 2016 Brian V. Lee

Effective immediately, the  jurisdictional limit of D.C.’s Small Claims Court has increased from $5,000 to $10,000. By contrast, Virginia’s small claims (General District Court) limit is $25,000, and Maryland’s small claims (District Court) limit is $30,000. The D.C. small claims increase took [ . . . ]

Bankruptcy in the Bible

December 24, 2016 Brian V. Lee

Deuteronomy defines bankruptcy in the Bible. But the Bible also frequently mentions lending, fair pay, creditors, interest payments, and money in general. Let’s start out with one of Jesus’ most important messages before we take a look at the Old Testament. [ . . . ]

Who Will Find Out If I File for Bankruptcy?

May 28, 2016 Brian V. Lee

Are you ready to file for bankruptcy but stressed out because you’re not sure who will find out? It can be hard to pinpoint who will figure out or actually find out about your bankruptcy. But there are some basic [ . . . ]

Use Creative Destruction to Refocus Your Personal Finances

June 3, 2014 Brian V. Lee

Austrian-born American economist and political scientist Joseph Schumpeter coined the term creative destruction in 1942. “Creative destruction” is the willful reconfiguration of an existing economic system in order to clear the ground for the creation of new wealth. There are obviously [ . . . ]

How to Dispute Errors on Your Credit Report

August 14, 2011 Brian V. Lee

Federal law allows you to request an investigation of information on your credit report that you feel may be inaccurate. No one can legally remove from a credit report accurate negative information, such as bankruptcy, tax liens, judgments or child [ . . . ]

Should I Stop Paying My Bills?

May 8, 2011 Brian V. Lee

I often get asked the question, “If I am filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy, should I stop paying my bills?” The answer is Yes and No. Continue to Pay the Bills You Will Still Have After Bankruptcy First the No. You [ . . . ]

File a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: A Step-by-Step Guide

July 26, 2010 Brian V. Lee

You may be aware that bankruptcy involves a complex set of laws and procedures specific to each individual jurisdiction. Filing for bankruptcy may seem daunting at first. If you are considering filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy in DC, Maryland or Virginia, [ . . . ]

Stop Car Repossession

July 5, 2010 Brian V. Lee

You will probably want to stop car repossession if you have defaulted on your vehicle loan. If you stop making car payments, your financing company will repo your vehicle. No joke. Vehicle finance agreements are usually rock solid, and the [ . . . ]

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