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Bankruptcy I have a 120K judgement (from a foreclosed mortgage) against me, wage garnishment and credit debt.?

A:  You took this $120,000 out of your investment home and did what with it? The foreclosure laws state that a first mortgage being foreclosed on, wipes out all junior liens, thus your 2nd. Often you can get a free or lowcost consultation with an attorney to discuss your options. Chapter 7 gives you a fresh start. However if you have alot of expensive toys or material possessions they may want to grab them. They list your material assets at fire sale value (garage sale priced) and your allowed to keep a certain amount of assets and cash. I was stressed out financially for a couple of years and when I decided to let go, things got alot better. No more chest pains, phone calls, sleepless nights......My

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What''s the difference between a simple IRA and a 401K plan?

A:  Thank you for visiting Bills.com. Here is an answer to your investment question comparing a Simple IRAs to a 401k plan: The major consideration is that under an IRA, you can place it anywhere and you can invest in any security or fund that you choose. In a company sponsored 401k plan, you are constrained to invest in funds that are offered under the company sponsored 401k plan. If your company matches your 401k contribution, you will certainly want to max out your investment, at least up to the level of the match. In a 401k plan, you can typically contribute up to $12,000 annually. In an IRA (individual retirement account) you can usually save up to $4,000 annually (although this amount limitation is rising). If you plan on taking out the investments before retirement age, you will be...

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I am looking to start an LLC for real estate investment in Neveda. Should I hire a lawyer and/or account?

A:  With all due respect to Don & his answer, he is not an attorney, Accountant of a Realtor licensed in Nevada. I am a Realtor and an attorney (30 yrs.) licensed only in OH, so I do not represent you in any manner. That said, I can give you my personal opinions. You need both an attorney & an Accountant. The attorney needs to have experienced in the types of real estate & "real estate vehicles" in which you want to invest. I would say the same thing for your Accountant. Don mentioned purchasing investment property with a self-directed IRA. Although you need an attorney & Accountant who are aware of that type of investment, they do not set it up...

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Operation - what questions to ask to minimize cost confusion?

A:  A few things: First, did you have the rod removed or just screws? Is the wound at your knee or ankle? A surgical site for either should NEVER get larger. 3 months of delayed healing is never normal. The incision should NEVER open, NEVER expose muscle or tendon. Any of these requires immediate re-operation. 14 days in the hospital sounds like a rather long time. Are they doing a muscle flap or skin graft? Make sure this plastic surgeon is a "real" heavy duty, re-constructive surgeon....not a boob and face man. Large universities have plastic surgeons who do this type of work though an orthopedic surgeon is MUCH more common if muscles and tendons of a joint are involved. The billing issue, aside from the agreement you have with your surgeon, is not likely to be tailored to your...

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What are my legal rights in a home that is not in my name?

A:  Picking out the home together has no impact at all. If the home is ''in his mother''s name,'' then his mother owns it and you may not have any rights in it at all. If you helped pay for the home, that may give you some claim, but it will be an uphill battle--you''ll essentially have to prove that notwithstanding the name on the deed, it was *really* owned by you and your husband; however, the presumption is that the person on the deed is the owner. If you did not contribute in a consistent and provable way to the purchase price or mortgage, it will be very difficult to prove any ownership at all. If you''re getting divorced, especially when the issue of assets is complicated as in this case, you should have an attorney to represent your...

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Can I move my children out-of-state prior to my divorce?

A:  Unfortunately you can not just leave the state with the kids.  Your husband has the right to visitation with the children on a regular basis, even if he only comes home one day a week now.  I would suggest that you seek help from an attorney and see if you can negotiate the possibility of moving away in your divorce. The 18 year old is not a concern and the 17 year old is on his or her way to majority.  It is the last 3 that the Court will most likely focus on.  Good luck. If there is no court order in effect, than you you can take your minor children out-of-state (the 18 year-old is an adult, so no legal concerns there).  However, your husband can go to court and obtain an order which will require you to...

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Separated but not divorced

A:  A divorce is a court order made by a judge which ends your legal status as a married person. Until a divorce is granted your "ex" is not your "ex" he is still your husband. You can only obtain a divorce by bringing a court application seeking one. I doubt that you have anything to be afraid of regarding his application for social assistance after being separated for 18 years. It is possible that your husband could ask for spousal support although extremely unlikely he would get any after such a long period of separation. You should also know that because you remain married your husband would still have the right to inherit from your estate if you died intestate (without a...

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Millitary divorce in GA

A:  Military implications of a divorce are kind of specialized as far as I know.  A divorce attorney around a military facility would have more exposure to them, but the run-of-the-mill attorney would not....

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I signed a contract for this company that said that was going to help us find government jobs, but were a scam. What do I do?

A:  The first step I would advise in your situation is to contact the Legal Aid Society or Legal Services in your area to inquire about legal representation. I mention these two services because they charge fees based on a sliding scale according to your income. Since you just lost your job, you likely cannot afford the retainer fee charged by most private attorneys. If you can find a listing under either of these two agencies, or both, a call to ask for an appointment with one of their attorneys will be a good first step. You will explain to the attorney the nature of the problem, just as you have written here. Take a copy of the contract with this company and your

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Not sure how to correctly pose the question but here goes. I am a first time homebuyer. I''m looking at some

A:  Hi CB- The Realtor below is from another state and probably be focusing on his local market rather then advising a NJ buyer on home buying and the process in NJ. Some agents just want to be "the " and give generic answers to quesitons. This is new construction. If the "Listing Agent" is a Realtor.. meaning like a Coldwel Banker or Orange Key Realty, then the agent is pobably getting a minimal fee for listing the property on the MLS for the builder.. if you go to that agent, they will write your initial offer and then probably turn you over to the builder anyway after the negotiaion process. -or- you can get an agent outside the listing agent and negotiate the price with the builder for you also. I would advise you to speak with a Realtor that...