Legal Articles
  • Probate And Wills
  • by Mark Shapiro
  • Certain folks believe if they've got a will, when they pass away, their assets will automatically and instantly go to the kids (or their spouse, or...) as is in the will. It's not so simple or quick
  • Taxi-Related Judgments
  • by Mark Shapiro
  • What can you do one has judgments on some taxi driver or a taxicab company? How can one recover these types of money judgment? How about if the judgment debtor is the owner of a taxicab medallion, could one have the sheriff levy the medallion? In this article, I discuss the way taxicab drivers, taxicab businesses, and taxicab medallions all work, and also the way some people have successfully collecting such a type of money judgments.
  • Serving Charging Orders
  • by Mark Shapiro
  • In the state of California, while it might be unfair to creditors, but the only available way for the creditor to get their debtor's rights and interests (and also the liabilities) to the LLC's distributions or ownership (or a limited or general partnership) is to use a (CCP 699.720(a)) charging order.
  • Cost-Effective Funeral Arrangement Methods
  • by Graham Brightwell
  • Losing a spouse, child or loved one will certainly be very painful. The sad thing is you have to cope with the demise of your next of kin while making the best funeral arrangements that you can afford.
  • California Attorney Fees
  • by Mark Shapiro
  • What are the circumstances where a creditor can collect their lawyer's charge on their judgment or when they try to enforce their money judgment? Only if a court or the judgment says you are able to. What about if your lawyer's charges weren't granted on your judgment, but the award of lawyer expenses was written into the judgment?
  • Five Reasons to Use Mediation for Settling Child Custody Disputes
  • by G. Douglas Lunsford
  • Resolving child custody issues is one of the toughest aspects of divorce. Parents want to do what is best with their children, but agreeing on what is best can be difficult. The article lists the five best reasons to choose mediation for settling your custody dispute.
  • Delaware Judgment Laws
  • by Mark Shapiro
  • In this article, I will summarize some Delaware judgment laws, that are within the Delaware Annotated General Statutes and Code Series, often referred to as the ANN. Title 6, 2301 states that: Delaware interest on judgments is what's settled on in a contract, or five percent above the discount rate of the Federal Reserve.
  • District Of Columbia Judgment Laws
  • by Mark Shapiro
  • In this article, I will summarize some DC judgment laws. Washington DC was formally the District of Columbia, which is called Washington D.C by some, "DC" or just "The District"; is the US Capital. Washington DC sits on Federal lands, and isn't a part of any of the states.
  • Creditors To Avoid
  • by Mark Shapiro
  • For all judgments, the creditor is just as important as their judgment debtor. An unreasonable creditor could get into legal trouble or have some legal issues, after the creditor tries to enforce their judgment; or the creditor might make judgment recovery experts and/or contingent-rate collections attorneys crazy.
  • The Small Business and Mediation
  • by Henry Abelman
  • The article explains why mediation is quickly becoming the "go-to" solution for small business conflict resolution.
  • Leave A Creditor Off A Mailing Matrix?
  • by Mark Shapiro
  • What will happen when you omit a creditor from BK (bankruptcy) mail matrix? What will be the possible drawbacks of not listing all your creditors in the court filed BK paperwork? This article considers the possible issue and the way you can correct it.
  • Protecting Retirement Accounts
  • by Mark Shapiro
  • While certain retirement accounts enjoy protection (for example, profit-sharing plans and 401Ks) as laws protect them; other accounts (For example, individual retirement accounts) may become susceptible to judgment creditors. For people within the state of California having judgments against them, a judgment creditor may be permitted to recover their judgment against at least some retirement accounts they have.
  • A Personal Injury Attorney Discusses The Issue Of Credibility
  • by Jay Sadd, Esquire
  • An Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney Discusses The Issue Of Credibility The decision regarding who is liable in a personal injury case may depend on who the jury finds most credible or believable. According to an Atlanta accident lawyer, some defendants tell lies in their statements to their insurance companies. Many accident cases settle out of court as the result of negotiations with the insurance company, says an Atlanta injury attorney.
  • Noticed Motions
  • by Mark Shapiro
  • A motion is a noticed court-compatible document that is most often noticed (served) upon all lawsuit parties, and stamped and filed by the court. At the court hearing, the court then will make their ruling and either deny or grant the motion.
  • Becoming A Process Server
  • by Mark Shapiro
  • Lots of folks especially judgment recovery specialists, decide to be RPSs (Registered Process Servers) to try to make additional cash and/or to find more judgments. For certain folks, being a registered process server is a really smart decision.
  • What To Consider When Hiring a Bankruptcy Attorney
  • by Meagan Kerr
  • This article is about how to hire a good bankruptcy attorney that works for you. The article offers many insightful tips you should consider when filing a bankruptcy and how you can find a bankruptcy lawyer that understnds you and your situtation.Bankruptcy can be easy if you have the right lawyer.
  • Notice Of Levy
  • by Mark Shapiro
  • Notice of Levy procedures might get used with money judgments, and for situations when the settlement or judgment hasn't been finalized yet. When you don't have your money judgment quite yet, or aren't planning on levying some of the judgment judgment debtor's available property fairly soon, using a "Notice of Levy" process is usually the strongest thing to try first.
  • Inverse Condemnation
  • by Mark Shapiro
  • Eminent domain (sometime called inverse condemnation) is a legal phrase which describes a circumstance when a government entity seizes personal property and then does not pay the property owner as is mandated by the Fourteenth and Fifth Amendments to our United States Constitution.
  • Screening Judgment Leads
  • by Mark Shapiro
  • When it comes to judgments, their worth is dependent on just your judgment debtor. A 1,000,000 dollar one could fetch twenty dollars cash up-front, a $4K one could fetch $1K.
  • Collateral Estoppel
  • by Mark Shapiro
  • The reason for precluding an issue is to prevent legal waste and harassment and to help prevent the abuse of court resources.
  • Lien Priority
  • by Mark Shapiro
  • There may be more than one liens on the same real property. When one of the lien holders forecloses on the property, what will happen to the remaining lien holders? This article explains who's entitled to get any potential excess funds from an auction sale, if there is any available.
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