Blog Posts in January, 2011

  • 26-Jan-2011

    Four Legal Options for Federal Taxpayer Disputes

    A taxpayer engaged in a Federal tax dispute has the opportunity to select the forum that will decide the case among four separate courts. Although the choice may be subject to certain legal and practical restrictions, those courts are as follows: 1. ...
  • 25-Jan-2011

    Payday Loans in Washington: Are They Beneficial?

    For those hardworking individuals who exist from one paycheck to the next without any savings or reserves for financial emergencies, payday loans have become both a lifeline and a sinking ship. The problem is that once you take out one of these high ...
  • 24-Jan-2011

    Bankruptcy Filings in Western Washington Reach Historic Levels

    BAPCA, or the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act, was passed by the federal government and made effective on October 17, 2005. The purpose of the act was to reduce the number of Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings and increase the ...
  • 18-Jan-2011

    Foreclosing Banks Broke the Law

    The Massachusetts Supreme Court has ruled that U.S. Bancorp and Wells Fargo wrongfully sold foreclosed homes. The court found that these mortgage companies failed to prove that they actually owned the mortgages and had the right to sell the homes in ...
  • 18-Jan-2011

    You Can File Bankruptcy and Keep Your Home

    Many people considering Chapter 7 bankruptcy worry about losing their biggest asset—their home—in the process of getting rid of their debts. Homeowners who desperately need the debt protections afforded by Chapter 7, more often than not, ...

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