Daily Archives April 16, 2015

Child Support Enforcement and Federal Criminal Law

Child Support Enforcement and Federal Criminal Law

by: Jean Mahserjian

Child support enforcement is a growing area of family law. Once child support has been ordered by a Court, or agreed upon by two parents, it is not always smooth sailing. Although we hear a lot about “deadbeat parents” (and there are both moms and dads who are deadbeats), the overwhelming majority of parents pay support and take care of their children as agreed upon or ordered. But, when that is not the case, you have to know how child support enforcement works.
Child support enforcmement in one form or another is available in every state for collecting against deadbeat parents...

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Lying: Yes or No?

Lying: Yes or No?

by: Jeffrey Broobin

What about little white lies? What about when your partner asks you if this dress makes her look fat. What do you think? Is it OK to lie to a person we care about for a kind reason, like to make him feel better and more secure, or to avoid a fight. As long as our heart is in the right place, even experts say that honesty isn’t always required. You don’t have to tell the whole truth if it will hurt your partner or if it’s something he can’t change. ”
At the same time, not all lies are harmless — even little white ones — and some untruths can tear apart a relationship by damaging intimacy and trust. The worst kinds of lies result from trying to change who we really are or to minimize a serious problem in a relationship.
Following are some lies that ...

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DUI Law Information

DUI Law Information

by: DUI Information Association

If you’ve been pulled over and accused of a drunk driving offense, or more commonly referred to as a DUI or DWI, then you probably have a lot of questions. You are probably scared, confused, and a little angry if you didn’t feel you deserved it.
Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your incident you need to take immediate action to protect yourself, your freedom, and most importantly your driver’s license. You should consult with an attorney who specializes in DUI defense immediately. If you cannot afford to retain an attorney then consider meeting with one during a free consultation to get as much free help as possible. Here are some things you should consider:
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The New Bankruptcy Law — How Will It Affect Debt

The New Bankruptcy Law — How Will It Affect Debt Negotiation?

by: Charles Phelan

In April 2005, Congress made sweeping changes in U.S. bankruptcy law that will go into effect on October 17, 2005. It’s called the “Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005,” and it means big trouble for Americans struggling with debt problems.
What effect will the new bankruptcy law have on the practice of Debt Settlement (also called Debt Negotiation)? Will creditors still be willing to negotiate with consumers seeking to avoid bankruptcy? Will lump-sum settlements for 30%, 40%, 50% still be possible now that this tough new law has been passed?
The short answer is “YES.” It will be “business as usual” in the collection industry...

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Small Business Debt Collection Laws

Small Business Debt Collection Laws

by: Steve Austin

In your small business debt collection laws will eventually become important, as your debt grows and some clients do not pay. To collect small business debts legally, you must send a written notice that collections have begun, within five days of first contacting the debtor for collections. The letter must include dispute instructions.
Small Business Debt Collection Laws Forbidden Practices…

Collect any amount beyond the actual debt, unless you really can do so legally.
Continue collections on a debt if the debtor has disputed the debt, unless you provide the debtor with written proof.
Continue contacting the debtor if within 30 days of first contact, the debtor disputes the debt.
Credit a payment the debtor has made to a non-dispu...

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