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Am I Required to Pay Alimony Support?

If you are going through a divorce, you may find yourself asking questions about alimony payments. Also known as maintenance payments or spousal support, these payments are meant to provide a means of income for your ex if you were the main breadwinner. This generally won’t apply to short marriages, however, or if you both…

Subpoenas in A Civil Case

Bankruptcy Lawyer Subpoenas are documents that order an individual to appear in court much like warrants do, but without the jail time unless you do not appear in court as the subpoena requests. Someone may be served with a subpoena for family law cases; these are typically served in civil, custody, or divorce cases. These…

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What to Do With Unpaid Utility Bills

This winter, Memphis weather has been all over the place. We’re supposed to see sunshine and clear skies this weekend, but tonight, temperatures could get as low as 36 degrees Fahrenheit. Though we can try to keep ourselves warm with a cup of tea, a bowl of soup, or a mound of blankets, there comes…

How to Avoid Probate

Probate is commonly considered to be a burden on the family of the deceased. While the probate process can be complex, expensive, and stressful; the good news is that there are ways to ensure certain assets avoid the probate process upon your death.  What is Probate? Testate Probate is the court-supervised process of proving the…

DUI and Bike Laws

You may be surprised to find out that DUI laws can also apply to people on bicycles. While you may be wondering what kind of danger you can cause on a bicycle if you are driving under the influence, the truth is there is a lot of damage that you can do. If a police…

What Debt Collectors Can and Can’t Do

As a Memphis bankruptcy attorney, I know that serious financial trouble often provokes fear. Fear of unopened bills piling up, and fear of troubling calls from collection agencies. In many cases, these debt collectors are backed by the power of the law. They are allowed to seize your belongings and settle the debt, terrible as…

Workers Compensation: How Are Costs Met During an Open Case?

Personal Injury: How Are Costs Met During an Open Case? When you are injured on the job, workers’ compensation usually covers the costs associated with your injury. Whether you were hurt in a slip-and-fall accident or twisted your back in an unsafe lifting task, costs for treatment can rise faster than the time it takes…

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Can You Get Rid of Taxes Through Bankruptcy?

Can you get rid of taxes through bankruptcy? As a bankruptcy law firm in Memphis, TN, this is one of the most common questions we hear every year around tax season. The answer is often yes, but it depends on your situation. And there are three factors to consider: FACTOR #1: The age of your…

So Your SSDI Application Was Denied. What Next?

If your application for Social Security Disability benefits has been denied, I want to say as a Memphis social security disability attorney that you are not alone. Millions of people apply every year, but only 30% are initially approved. If you find yourself in the other 70%, do not panic. There are next steps you…

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In Debt? One Surprising Way Your Tax Refund Could Be Worth 20x As Much

The Power of the Tax Refund If you have a lot of credit card debt or other bills you can’t pay, your tax refund could be the key to changing your life and could be worth a lot more than it seems. We often overlook the power of our tax refund. Perhaps we forget it’s…