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115. Resources for Local Los Angeles Public Services

If you need assistance in the Los Angeles area, it can be overwhelming to know where to go. Our office has included a the following links to help point you in the right direction: Public Counsel If you are looking for help with legal services, you may want to look into Public Counsel’s services. They […]

114. Bankruptcy Options for Married Couples: What You Need to Know

If you and your spouse both have a lot of debt under both of your names, you may want to consider filing a joint petition. What are the Benefits? First, it can be less expensive to file a joint bankruptcy than to file two separate ones. In fact, you may save court filing fees as […]

113. Bankruptcy Success Story: Abraham Lincoln

Most people hear the word bankruptcy and assume the worst. But, what most people don’t realize that a bankruptcy can be a fresh start. In fact, did you know that President Lincoln filed for bankruptcy in 1833 before he became president? President Lincoln co-owned a general store with a friend. They purchased their store’s inventory […]

112. Do You Have an ITIN? You May Need to Renew Your Number

If you have an expiring Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), you will want to renew your number right away. Your number could be one of 2 million that will be expiring at the end of 2019. Renewing your ITIN number can help you to avoid tax refund delays next year. As we have previously discussed, […]

111. Seniors: Beware of Reverse Mortgages!

According to a recent USA TODAY article, many seniors that took out reverse mortgages are now facing foreclosure. This is even more prominent in African American neighborhoods. So, are you in danger? First, you should know what a reverse mortgage is and how it works. So, How Does a Reverse Mortgage Work? A reverse mortgage […]

110. Common Bankruptcy Mistakes to Avoid

Coming to the decision to file for bankruptcy can be a difficult decision. No doubt you have weighed your options carefully before coming to this decision. We understand. Now, you may be wondering what you should do next and if anything should be avoided. So, here is a list of common bankruptcy mistakes to avoid: […]

109. What You Need to Know About Identity Theft

Are worried about how to protect your identity? If so, we have put together some helpful information for you below: What You Can Do To Protect Your Identity The best way to protect yourself is to keep your information private. Be sure that you know why your personal information is required and how it will […]

108. How To Stop Your EDD Wage Garnishment

Were your wages garnished by the Employment Development Department (EDD)? If so, there are things you should know. The EDD is not like debt-buyers that require a lawsuit to withhold your money. The EDD is able to withhold money owed to you by the state to repay a debt. Since there is never a good […]

107. Can My Employer Fire Me For Filing For Bankruptcy?

A common question we are asked is if you can lose your job because you filed for bankruptcy. You should know that your employer cannot fire you only because you filed for bankruptcy. This is protected under the law. Again, your employer (government or private) cannot fire you for the sole reason that you filed […]

106. Five Things You Need to Know If You’ve Been Sued by a Credit Card Company

Credit card debt is a concern for most Americans. Are being sued by a credit card debt? So, what do you do? To avoid receiving a judgment, or legal obligation to pay back a debt, you need to be aware of the following: 1. Do Not Ignore a Summons & Complaint If a lawsuit has […]

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