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The answer to this question is very simple: your family. I constantly find myself trying to explain to people that writing a will is only half the battle when it comes to planning your estate. The reason is complicated. When you write a will, it’s normal to think “okay, I got that taken care of. I know who’s getting my ...

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Sometimes things happen to us in life that we really have no control over. One of these things, off the top of my head, is getting laid off. It may have been nothing you did wrong. Hopefully, you’ll be one of the really lucky people in the world and get another equal paying job immediately. But what if you don’t?

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I found out something this week that surprised me immensely. Did you know that if you are on VA benefits, or need to qualify for need-based benefits, you can put all of your property in an irrevocable trust so that it’s out of your name, and file and qualify for benefits the next day?

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Lately, I have seen an increasing number of clients failing to perform all the necessary requirements to receive a discharge (discharge is the process of getting rid of your debt) in both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies. Most Chapter 7 bankruptcies are quite straight forward...

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That’s a sentence I hear a lot, and many times it’s this thought process that will keep someone who really, legitimately needs to file for bankruptcy from doing so. Individuals who decide against filing bankruptcy because of its implications with morality will only prolong the agony and embarrassment that comes from being in debt...

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Tomorrow, Saturday, July 7, 2012, I will be live on AM 890 and 94.1 KTLR in Oklahoma City at 7:30 a.m. to discuss bankruptcy and assorted topics.

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Over the last 12 years of practicing bankruptcy law, I have found that there is one issue many people are concerned with, which often keeps them from filing bankruptcy. Due to this “fear”, several people end up not filing and instead find themselves in much worse trouble in the future.

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I’ve been practicing law for about 12 years now, but never have I had to deal with the following scenario so often or in such detail. In fact, I would say that the issue presented in this post has come up maybe 5 times as often this year as in any time in the past. Perhaps it’s just because the ...

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