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Does Bankruptcy Clear Tax Debt?

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Bankruptcy can be a vitally useful legal tool for consumers trying to get out from under crippling debt. Certain types of debts, however, can be more difficult to clear than others. How do state and federal taxes factor into a bankruptcy proceeding? Can they be discharged, or are they non-dischargeable in bankruptcy? Continue reading for… Read More »

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How to Stop Wage Garnishment in California

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Wage garnishment adds insult to injury when it comes to debt: A court order requires the debtor’s employer to withhold a portion of the debtor’s income and send it directly to the creditor. Debtors already struggling with debt lose the ability to even decide what to do with their paycheck. If you are facing wage… Read More »

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Top Provisions to Include in Corporate Bylaws

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California law requires corporations to establish and maintain a set of bylaws that dictate corporate governance. California does not require corporations to file these bylaws with the state, but they must be prepared and kept at either the executive offices or the corporation’s principal place of business. Below, we discuss some of the key provisions… Read More »

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LLC vs Corp in California

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One of the first and most significant decisions you will need to make when starting a business is choosing a corporate structure. If you plan to incorporate in California, you have several options available to you. Each type of corporate structure has advantages and drawbacks, and the optimal structure for you will depend on the… Read More »

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Are Verbal Contracts Legally Binding?

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We’ve all heard the old adage that “a man is only as good as his word.” Some people still like to reminisce about the “good old days” when a person’s “handshake was as good as a contract.” As business law attorneys with years of experience representing clients in commercial litigation and other disputes, we are… Read More »

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California Modifies Homestead Exemption

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California Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed into law a bill that significantly modifies the homestead exemption for bankruptcy and creditor protections. The new law is a long-overdue adjustment of the state’s outdated homestead exemption, allowing homeowners to protect their residences in bankruptcy and other debt collection proceedings. The amount of the updated exemption depends on… Read More »

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What Do You Need to Do to File for Bankruptcy

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Every year, over 750,000 people across the country file for bankruptcy in order to escape overwhelming debt. If you are one of the millions of Americans struggling with consumer debt, bankruptcy might be your best option for finding financial freedom and security. Read on to learn about the steps debtors must take to file for… Read More »

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Filing for Bankruptcy

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Bankruptcy is a big step in a person’s life and should not be taken lightly. While it is never the first option for people dealing with debt, for hundreds of thousands of Americans every year, it is ultimately the best solution to their debt troubles. Below, we discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages of… Read More »

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I’ve Been Sued by a Debt Collector. What Should I Expect?

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Lawsuits are a common debt relief tactic, and they represent one of the most common forms of a civil lawsuit. Just because you have been sued does not mean that you have to pay off your entire debt immediately. Nor do you have to accept their lawsuit without a fight. Continue reading for a discussion… Read More »

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When Should You Refinance Credit Card Debt?

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People who are struggling with credit card bills and other consumer debt may hear about a lot of options for debt relief floating around. Bankruptcy, debt settlement, debt consolidation, and credit card refinancing are all potential routes for debt relief, and the best option for each debtor depends on the amount and type of their… Read More »