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Facing foreclosure? You have options. If you're one of the millions Americans who are having trouble making your mortgage payments or are already in jeopardy of foreclosure, this guide will give you the practical information you need, including: * the ins and outs of foreclosure * how to decide if you should try to keep your house * federal programs to help you avoid foreclosure * alternatives to foreclosure, such as short sales and deeds in lieu * delaying or avoiding foreclosure with bankruptcy, and * avoiding foreclosure scams. This edition of the nation's bestselling book on foreclosure is updated with the latest information on the federal Making Home Affordable programs, recent court decisions affecting homeowner's rights, and state foreclosure procedures and timelines.
File bankruptcy and find debt relief with this all in one book! When you have more debt than you can possibly pay off, the bankruptcy system is there to help and with How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, you'll find the clear and user friendly information, advice and forms you need to get through the entire process. If you're considering bankruptcy, the reliable, up to date information in How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy will help you successfully complete your bankruptcy claim without breaking the bank. First, you'll find out how to determine whether you qualify for Chapter 7 and whether it's the best way to deal with your debts. Then you'll find out how to: - stop wage garnishments and attachments - fill out and file all the forms - cancel as much debt as possible - deal with secured debts - keep the maximum amount of property - keep your home, if possible - rebuild credit after bankruptcy This edition has been revised to reflect changes to state exemption laws, which determine what property you'd get to keep in bankruptcy, and the latest court decisions. You'll also get up to date legal forms, including the line by line instructions you need to fill them out. Easy to use charts make looking up your state's laws a snap. Please note: This book does not cover business bankruptcies, farm reorganizations or individual repayment plans (Chapter 13). For Chapter 13 bankruptcy, see Nolo's Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: Keep Your Property & Repay Debts Over Time.
Considering bankruptcy? Get the facts and find out how bankruptcy could work for you. Bankruptcy laws have changed, and figuring out how to use them effectively is harder than ever. For plain-English guidance you can trust, turn to The New Bankruptcy. Get the strategies, clear-cut answers, and information and you need to figure out whether bankruptcy is the right solution for your debt problems. Find out: -if you qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy -how Chapter 13 repayment plans work -which debts are wiped out -how bankruptcy affects homeowners -if you can keep cars and other property -how bankruptcy affects credit -alternative ways to handle debt problems This edition includes updated state and federal exemption tables, plus information on recent Supreme Court cases used to interpret 2005 bankruptcy changes. You'll also get worksheets to help you determine whether you can file for bankruptcy, including fully up-to-date exemption charts, helpful checklists, and easy-to-use legal charts for all 50 states.
This work offers information in plain language on basics of intellectual property law and related legal terms. It explains how to protect intellectual property and how intellectual property law affects the Internet.
Create a special needs trust for a loved one's care and get peace of mind If you care for a child or other loved one with a disability, you've no doubt thought about what will happen when you're no longer able to give that care. Fortunately, there's a simple solution to this dilemma create a "special needs trust." Special Needs Trusts shows you how to leave any amount of money to your disabled loved one without jeopardizing government benefits. It provides plain English information and forms that let you create a special needs trust by modifying your will or living trust document. Funds in a special needs trust can make a big difference in quality of life by paying for: . annual independent check ups . personal care attendant or escort . vehicles and transportation . insurance . rehabilitation . essential dietary needs . materials for recreation . trips or vacations . entertainment . athletic training or competitions . and much more. Special Needs Trusts also provides a formal letter to the trustee, which explains this very important role, and a personal letter to the trustee, which provides crucial information about your loved one. This edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect the latest changes in the law, including updated eligibility requirements for government benefits, current resources, and an experienced perspective about when to make a special needs trust on your own and when to seek the services of an attorney. Forms are available to download at nolo.com.
If you care for a child or other loved one with a disability, you've no doubt thought about what will happen when you're no longer able to give that care. Fortunately, there's a simple solution to this dilemma -- create a "special needs trust." Special Needs Trusts shows you how to leave any amount of money to your disabled loved one, without jeopardizing government benefits. It provides plain-English information and forms that let you create a special needs trust by modifying your will or living trust document.
Protect your trademark, protect your business. Trademarks the names and symbols that identify your business, brand, and products in the marketplace are important assets that you need to choose carefully and vigilantly defend. Using the information in this all in one reference, you'll learn how to protect: - business names - product names - product packaging - logos - slogans - domain names - anything that identifies your company, product, or service Trademark provides you with the plain English explanations and step by step instructions you need to navigate the requirements of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) and successfully register your unique mark. Learn how to: - choose marks that competitors can't copy - search for existing marks that might conflict with yours - register a name or other mark with the USPTO - protect and maintain your marks' legal strength - keep your mark safe from infringement - understand and resolve trademark disputes outside the courtroom This edition of Trademark provides the most current information on trademark statutes and case law, and the latest registration processes, including online registration. Plus, you'll get a fully up to date glossary of trademark terms and FAQs from Dear Rich, co author Richard Stim's popular intellectual property blog.
With the advent of the Internet, small business owners and innovators of every stripe need to be ever-watchful when choosing and protecting their names, logos, packaging and slogans. Fortunately, there's help.
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