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Government Shutdown Impact on Small Business Loans

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It wasn’t the owner of your favorite local mom-and-pop shop who decided to shut down the United States government in October, but they were the ones who paid the price in the end. Small business lending took a serious hit as a result of this year’s government shutdown, according to the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending […]

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Tax and Bankruptcy Fraud Charges for Reality TV Stars

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The Department of Justice recently announced indictments of Teresa and Joe Giudice of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” on charges of fraud connected with loan and bankruptcy applications as well as an alleged failure to file tax returns. According to Business Insider, the DOJ alleges that the reality television stars conspired “to defraud lenders and illegally […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

August 19th, 2013 at 10:48 am

Rapper May Lose Name in Bankruptcy Case

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Going through a bankruptcy can mean the loss of many valuable assets, but what about your own name? Well, your stage name at least. Rapper David Darnell Brown, better known as “Young Buck,” is faced with this possibility in his ongoing bankruptcy case, which is now headed to the liquidation phase since reorganization is no […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

December 27th, 2011 at 6:04 am

Adult Adoption, Foreclosure, and More Legal Advice – Free Joe Friday 7/8/11

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I am wanting my step dad to adopt me (an adult adoption). We live in different counties. Can you tell me what steps we need to take and which county we need to file with?

Sasha: I am wanting my step dad to adopt me (an adult adoption). I live in Harris County and he lives in Grimes County. can you tell me what steps we need to takd and which County we need to take them in to get this taken care of?

Joe Escalante: It probably doesn’t matter which county, but you need to familiarize yourself with the adult adoption laws in your state. Some states only allow adult adoption if the person to be adopted is of diminished capacity. Some states require the consent of the spouse of the person to be adopted, some require notification of biological parents , and some require nothing more than the consent of the adult parties.

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

July 12th, 2011 at 7:16 am

Advancing an Inheritance, Red Light Tickets and More – Free Joe Friday 5/27/11

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Do you really have to pay the red light photo tickets that are taken with a camera?

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“Tavern on the Green” Trademark Belongs to NYC

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Since legendary New York City restaurant Tavern on the Green filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy two years ago, the most hotly contested issue has been the ownership of the trademark “Tavern on the Green.” A settlement between the City of New York and the bankruptcy trustee was announced recently, and it gives the city the […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

May 12th, 2011 at 1:58 pm