Mark Shapiro

Mark Shapiro's Articles
  • Labor Board Judgments
  • What does it mean when you've got some state labor board judgment, what are the chances your judgment will be collected? My quick answer is that it all it is dependent on the status of the prior employer.
  • Published in Legal on 21 Sep 2014
  • Court Translators
  • What do you do if you're suing somebody in order to obtain your judgment, or perhaps during a judgment third-party or debtor exam; your opposite side asserts they don't speak English at all (or well), and they have a (often court-appointed) interpreter representing them.
  • Published in Legal on 19 Sep 2014
  • The Benefits Of CPD
  • CPD, what is it? It's among the molecules/compounds within the hemp/marijuana plant. Cannabidiol (CPD) is a molecule on this popular plant that's legal within every state, and doesn't make one stoned. CPD is really safe with a fantastic medical record, if it's taken moderately, instead of using alcohol or pills for lots of medical-related maladies.
  • Published in Health on 18 Sep 2014
  • Probate And Wills
  • 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
  • Published in Legal on 17 Sep 2014
  • Taxi-Related Judgments
  • 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.
  • Published in Legal on 15 Sep 2014
  • Serving Charging Orders
  • 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.
  • Published in Legal on 14 Sep 2014
  • California Attorney Fees
  • 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?
  • Published in Legal on 11 Sep 2014
  • Delaware Judgment Laws
  • 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.
  • Published in Legal on 10 Sep 2014
  • District Of Columbia Judgment Laws
  • 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.
  • Published in Legal on 09 Sep 2014
  • Fictitious Business Names
  • Fictitious names (and trade names, DBS names, or assumed names) are all assumed business names. Different than independent entity, DBA names isn't different from the individual that owns a Doing business as (DBA) name, which means it has no judgment or lawsuit protections for an owner of the DBA name.
  • Published in Business on 08 Sep 2014
  • Creditors To Avoid
  • 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.
  • Published in Legal on 08 Sep 2014
  • Judgment Drawbacks
  • When some judgment creditor uses a court to get a money judgment against you, the judgment may appear on your credit report as a negative item. A judgment sometimes pops up after the case. Judgments have two purposes, both to record it in the public records, and to enforce it.
  • Published in Finance on 06 Sep 2014
  • Leave A Creditor Off A Mailing Matrix?
  • 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.
  • Published in Legal on 05 Sep 2014
  • Protecting Retirement Accounts
  • 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.
  • Published in Legal on 03 Sep 2014
  • Noticed Motions
  • 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.
  • Published in Legal on 02 Sep 2014
  • Becoming A Process Server
  • 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.
  • Published in Legal on 01 Sep 2014
  • Notice Of Levy
  • 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.
  • Published in Legal on 31 Aug 2014
  • Inverse Condemnation
  • 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.
  • Published in Legal on 31 Aug 2014
  • What Happens To A Shareholders In A Dissolved Company?
  • Dissolved corporations cease to (legally and/or properly) exist, and what effect it will have on the shareholders is dependent on how the corporation became dissolved.
  • Published in Legal on 31 Aug 2014
  • Dirt Or Gold Judgments
  • Judgment leads and judgments may turn out to be gold or dirt, and is dependent on whom the creditor and debtor is. When you are selling or referring leads by using just court records, there's little chance of a typical lead paying you much money.
  • Published in Internet marketing on 31 Aug 2014
  • Screening Judgment Leads
  • 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.
  • Published in Legal on 28 Aug 2014
  • Collateral Estoppel
  • The reason for precluding an issue is to prevent legal waste and harassment and to help prevent the abuse of court resources.
  • Published in Legal on 27 Aug 2014
  • Lien Priority
  • 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.
  • Published in Legal on 24 Aug 2014
  • Court Record Copying
  • If you're a judgment enforcer, you can visit your court and ask a court clerk; or use the court's computer(s) to view judgments and ask the court clerk to get judgment folders. The clerk will then make a copy for you for (for example fifty cents for each page), which adds up, and also you may need to wait in line . It would be more cost and time effective if you used your scanner or a camera.
  • Published in Legal on 22 Aug 2014
  • Serving In The Courtroom
  • It's isn't a very smart plan to serve process on somebody in a courtroom when a judge is presiding as judges really hate this. What is the reason it is it so hated? Judges view visits at their courtroom as a mandatory event, and all the consequences are to come from the judge only.
  • Published in Legal on 22 Aug 2014
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