Lawsuits are rampant in this country. Statistics show there is one attorney in this country for every 300 residents; there are an estimated 150,000 people in law school as we speak. On average, 80,000 lawsuits are filed each day. When you are sued, it is too late to protect your assets. You are exposed.
Fortunately, you can act now to protect yourself and family later. In this easy-to-read and comprehensive book, you will learn the simple steps you need to do to protect yourself before there is a problem. The book provides a number of worksheets to help you decide the best plan of action for your financial position and personal needs.
You will learn the ins and outs of protecting yourself and your family through legal methods, such as corporations, family limited partnerships and trusts, family saving trusts, offshore trusts corporations, and limited liability companies (LLCs).
You will learn how to reposition your assets into legal entities that you control, creating bullet-proof security. You will learn about irrevocable living trusts, creating and maintaining LLCs, equity-stripping techniques, privacy plans, durable power of attorney, bankruptcy legislation, and estate planning for high-income individuals, as well as living, testamentary, and pour-over wills. The trick is to own nothing directly but control everything legally.
Once your assets are repositioned and protected, attorneys mostly working on contingency fees are not going to sue you because they have nothing to gain, and since 98 percent of all lawsuits are only about the money, how can they legally take it from you? With the sound guidance in this book, you will be able to protect your hard earned assets.
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If you’re one of the millions of Americans in danger of losing your house, The Foreclosure Survival Guide provides the practical information you need, including:
the ins and outs of foreclosure
how to decide if you should try to keep your house
federal programs to help you avoid foreclosure
alternatives to foreclosure, such as short sales and deeds in lieu
new federal foreclosure protection and mortgage servicing rules
new state foreclosure mediation programs
delaying or avoiding foreclosure with bankruptcy, and
avoiding foreclosure scams.
This edition provides up-to-date information on the Making Home Affordable programs, new federal rules, foreclosure timelines, and court decisions affecting homeowners’ rights.
Highlights of the new Sixth Edition:2016 2016 Amendments to F.S. Chapter 65Discussion of the recent, conflicting jurisprudence regarding F.S. 702.06 and the issue of a foreclosure plaintiff’s ability to sue at common law to recover a deficiency judgmentFlorida Supreme Court’s decision regarding the 2011 amendment to F.S. 55.03(3) and its application limited to judgments entered after July 1, 2011Personal property exemptions and automobiles as medically prescribed "health aids"Updated analysis of the legislative and judicial response to Beal Bank v. Almand & Associates, 780 So.2d 45, 58–59 (Fla. 2001)Updated analysis of the Florida Revised Limited Liability Company ActUpdated statutes and rules
Special features of the book include: an extensive review and summary of relevant research literature; extensive coverage of a variety of nationalities and cultures; and a direct comparison between Japan and the United States. Each chapter begins with several short cases and ends with discussion questi
The Personal Bankruptcy Answer Book answers the most common questions people facing personal bankruptcy have. Whether you are considering a Chapter 7, 11, 12, or 13 bankruptcy, or have already declared bankruptcy, this book will make the entire process less intimidating and scary. Some of the questions it answers includes:Can a creditor put you in jail if you don't pay your bills? What is the difference between a secured debt and an unsecured debt? a Can I get rid of my student loans by declaring bankruptcy? How long does it take to declare bankruptcy? Will I ever be able to build good credit again?
At exactly 4:06 p.m. on July 18, 2013, the city of Detroit filed for bankruptcy. It was the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history—the Motor City had finally hit rock bottom. But what led to that fateful day, and how did the city survive the perilous months that followed?
In Detroit Resurrected, Nathan Bomey delivers the inside story of the fight to save Detroit against impossible odds. Bomey, who covered the bankruptcy for the Detroit Free Press, provides a gripping account of the tremendous clash between lawyers, judges, bankers, union leaders, politicians, philanthropists, and the people of Detroit themselves.
The battle to rescue this iconic city pulled together those who believed in its future—despite their differences. Help came in the form of Republican governor Rick Snyder, a technocrat who famously called himself “one tough nerd”; emergency manager Kevyn Orr, a sharp-shooting lawyer and “yellow-dog Democrat”; and judges Steven Rhodes and Gerald Rosen, the key architects of the grand bargain that would give the city a second chance at life.
Detroit had a long way to go. Facing a legacy of broken promises, the city had to seek unprecedented sacrifices from retirees and union leaders, who fought for their pensions and benefits. It had to confront the consequences of years of municipal corruption while warding off Wall Street bond insurers who demanded their money back. And it had to consider liquidating the Detroit Institute of Arts, whose world-class collection became an object of desire for the city’s numerous creditors. In a tight, suspenseful narrative, Detroit Resurrected reveals the tricky path to rescuing the city from $18 billion in debt and giving new hope to its citizens.
Based on hundreds of exclusive interviews, insider sources, and thousands of records, Detroit Resurrected gives a sweeping account of financial ruin, backroom intrigue, and political rebirth in the struggle to reinvent one of America’s iconic cities.
The book will help you determine whether you qualify for relief and whether filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy will help you solve your debt issues. You’ll also learn how to:
stop wage garnishments and lawsuits wipe out as much debt as possible deal with debts you’ve secured with collateral keep as much property as possible, and rebuild credit after bankruptcy
The 20th edition is revised to include instructions that will help you complete the new user-friendly bankruptcy forms, changes to state exemption laws (which determine what property bankruptcy filers can keep), and important legal updates.
Please note: This book does not cover business bankruptcies, farm reorganizations, or individual repayment plans (Chapter 13). For Chapter 13 bankruptcy, see Nolo's Chapter 13 Bankruptcy.
Each title is keyed to the current edition of a specific casebook; it s your trusted guide to the text throughout the semester.The brief for each principal case in the casebook saves you time and helps you retain important issues. Each brief has a succinct statement of the rule of law/black letter law, description of the facts, important points of the holding and decision, and concurrences and dissents included in the casebook excerpt. This overview is combined with a short analysis: all to help you broaden your understanding and support you in classroom discussion. Quicknotes at end of each brief give you short definitions of the legal terms used. A handy Glossary of common Latin words and phrases is included in every Casenote. Detailed instruction on how to brief a case is provided for you. A free Quick Course Outline accompanies all Casenote Legal Briefs in these course areas: Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Property, and Torts.
Consumers have legal powers against aggressive creditors and debt collectors under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and other federal and state laws. Asserting these legal rights can make creditors and their attorneys go away. Consumers are entitled to recover money damages against creditors and collectors for even one violation of these laws. Part of the Legal Playbooks™ Series, The Debt Relief Playbook is an invaluable resource in defending against creditors, debt collectors and their attorneys.
The Debt Relief Playbook provides a roadmap to financial freedom, including sample letters, court documents, and legal references (The War Chest) that will help you stand up and fight to protect your family and preserve the American dream.
The Debt Relief Playbook is part of the Legal Playbooks™ series of publications designed to arm consumers to stand up to creditors and prevail. It is a statistical fact that one out of three debt collection lawsuits have no merit of any kind! By timely raising legal claims and defenses creditors and their attorneys will go away in defeat. Federal laws include loan forgiveness regulations for student loans, legal defenses which remove all liability on civil debts, and remedies of court-ordered discharge of all debts through bankruptcy. Rights and remedies exist which will be lost if the consumer does not act timely in asserting proper legal claims and defenses.
Proper planning and an early counter-attack can eliminate the problem. When your family is under attack, it is time to fight and prevail!
The Collier on Bankruptcy Taxation has been thoroughly updated to reflect the bankruptcy tax provisions of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, Pub. L. No. 109-8, and will be invaluable in understanding and applying the new legislation.
Thorough, expert assessment of corporate bankruptcy taxation matters, including:
• Prefiling, postfiling and general planning and practice strategies in corporate Chapter 11 cases
• The tax consequences of one corporation reshuffling its capital structure and of a two-corporation transfer of assets in a tax-free G reorganization
• The consequences of the issuance of stock by a corporate debtor in satisfaction of claims held by its creditors
• The use of and limitations on a corporation's net operating loss carry-overs
• Complete guidance on the tax complexities of consumer bankruptcies, including a chapter-length checklist on tax planning and practice strategies for individual debtors
Before you even approach the bankruptcy process, you will learn if there is anything left you can do to salvage your finances. You will learn how to manage existing debt in avoidance of bankruptcy and how to handle debt collectors, and also acknowledging which of the debts that you hold are the most important. You will learn how to decide when bankruptcy is the best or only option left at your disposal, including what a bankruptcy actually entails, from the first piece of paperwork you sign to the lasting effect it has on your credit.
You will learn how to deal with the emotional and social implications of bankruptcy and also what aspects of your life will immediately change as a result. The six different kinds of bankruptcies are outlined in full detail with walkthroughs of what each format offers and when you can utilize them to your advantage. Specifically, detailed instructions for liquidating debt with a Chapter 7 bankruptcy and using a Chapter 13 bankruptcy to rebuild your life are given as well in their own chapters. You will learn what it takes to find and utilize a qualified consumer bankruptcy attorney and exactly what to expect throughout the process.
For businesses that are navigating the complex corridor of bankruptcy filing, information is provided about the specific processes you must follow for your specific kind of business. You will learn how to choose which Chapter to file under and what you must do to protect your personal assets during a business bankruptcy.
Finally, a special section is included to guide you through the harrowing post-bankruptcy process, helping you to rebuild your credit after the process with a timeline of how long you can expect to wait before you start to regain the standing you originally had. You will be given details and tips on how to manage your finances in the future, and interviews taken from bankruptcy experts and individuals with personal experience will help you know exactly what you can expect before, during, and after your bankruptcy. For anyone at the point in their life where they are considering a bankruptcy to solve their financial problems, this guide is a must have tool, providing an easy to read, comprehensive overview of the entire process.
Surprisingly concise, visually compelling, the Inside Series is extremely useful throughout the semester to help you identify the essential components of the law and how they fit together.Comprehensive coverage of the essential topics emphasizes what you need to know and why. Clear, straightforward, informal writing explains every topic for you without over-simplifying the concepts. Overviews and Tables of Contents in each chapter act as a roadmap to guide you through topics, showing you why each matters and how it fits into the larger framework of the law. FAQs clarify points of law and help you avoid common mistakes and misconceptions. Sidebars enrich the text with fascinating detail from legal history, policy, famous cases and more. Bolded key terms, Connections and summaries reinforce your understanding and give you ample opportunity for self-review. The overall graphical design of the series supports your visual learning.
This dynamic casebook is ideal for students who will go into financial restructuring practices and should be targeted to Tier 1 and Tier 2 law schools, especially those faculty members who have recent practice experience and know how out of date the existing competition remains.
Look for these key features in the new edition:Expository text with tightly integrated statutory excerptsCovers both classic and contemporary casesExtensive problem setsIn-depth case-studies contextual judicial decisionsUnique coverage of legal issues in out-of-court restructuringDetailed coverage of modern financial products and marketsText and problem sets incorporate a range of deal documentsModular design enables optional coverage of advanced topics
Here’s why you need an E&E to help you study throughout the semester:Clear explanations of each class topic, in a conversational, funny style. Features hypotheticals similar to those presented in class, with corresponding analysis so you can use them during the semester to test your understanding, and again at exam time to help you review. It offers coverage that works with ALL the major casebooks, and suits any class on a given topic.
The Examples & Explanations series has been ranked the most popular study aid among law students because it is equally as helpful from the first day of class through the final exam.