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Wipe out business debts and get a fresh start! Small businesses are failing at record rates, and business bankruptcies are on the rise; more than 43,000 were filed in 2008-up 53% over the previous year. Bankruptcy for Small Business Owners helps small businesses assess the financial condition of their business, determine whether they should declare bankruptcy, and offers step-by-step instructions for completing all of the bankruptcy forms and filing them in court. It covers: what business debt and assets (if any) would be impacted by bankruptcy bankruptcy options: Chapter 7, Chapter 13 and Chapter 11, and the eligibility factors and downsides of each "look back" requirements (periods of time during which personal or business actions have created impediments to filing for bankruptcy) automatic stays valuation of business assets (including good will & intellectual property) and shares exemptions what happens when there is personal liability for a house and more. For businesses that are under water and don't want to spend money on a lawyer they can't afford, this book provides all the information they need to handle their own bankruptcy filing.
Reduce your debts, save your property -- and start over! If you're considering bankruptcy, your resources are undoubtedly already stretched thin. Use the plain-English information and instructions in Nolo's Chapter 13 Bankruptcy to help you use your income to repay your debts over time and keep valuable property from going to your creditors. And now you can avoid attorney fees and do it yourself -- let Nolo's Chapter 13 Bankruptcy show you how to: - determine whether you qualify for Chapter 13 - stop a house foreclosure - estimate monthly payments - devise an acceptable repayment plan - complete and file forms - make up missed mortgage payments - pay off other debts - represent yourself before a bankruptcy judge or trustee This edition includes recent court decisions interpreting federal bankruptcy law, the latest changes to official forms and dollar amounts, as well as the latest bankruptcy exemption laws of your state. Plus, you can start your bankruptcy filing right away with up-to-date legal documents and all the instructions you need to fill them out. Whether you work with a lawyer or file on your own, you'll find everything you need to take charge of your debts in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. Please note: This book does not cover business bankruptcies, farm reorganizations, or Chapter 7 personal bankruptcy. For Chapter 7 bankruptcy, see Nolo's How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. If you own your own business and are considering Chapter 7 bankruptcy, see Nolo's Bankruptcy for Small Business Owners.
Facing foreclosure? Know your options! Foreclosures climbed a record 81% in 2008, with over 860,000 families losing their homes. In 2009, an additional 3 million foreclosures are predicted as temporary postponements end and homeowners are increasingly incapable of paying the mortgage during this brutal recession. If you're having trouble making your mortgage payments or are already in jeopardy of foreclosure, The Foreclosure Survival Guide compassionately gives you the practical information you need, step by step. An essential tool for anyone at risk of foreclosure, The Foreclosure Survival Guide provides key information about: evaluating factors and risks when determining whether to stay in your home staying in your home payment-free while saving money using Chapter 7 bankruptcy to buy time while considering a workout or other options using Chapter 13 bankruptcy to save your home avoiding "foreclosure rescue" scams and using free government resources utilizing "last resort" strategies if all else should fail The Foreclosure Survival Guide gathers all the information Attorney Stephen R. Elias has used to help hundreds of clients over 30 years of practicing law and shows you how to deal with foreclosure in your state. The 3rd edition of the nation's bestselling book on foreclosure is updated with the latest information on federal legislation to help struggling homeowners and bank-implemented foreclosure-delay programs. Thorough and easy to understand, The Foreclosure Survival Guide can help you stay in your home or walk away with money in your pocket.
Find debt relief by filing bankruptcy with this all-in-one-book! If 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. First, the book will help you determine whether you qualify for Chapter 7 -- and whether it is the best way to deal with your debts. Then you'll find out how to: stop wage garnishments and attachments 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 The 17th edition is revised to include sample forms and figures, changes to state exemption laws (which determine what property bankruptcy filers may keep), and the latest court decisions. Plus, state and federal charts let you quickly find your states' exemption laws. 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.
Legal research made simple! If you're searching for information in a real or virtual law library as a paralegal, law student, legal assistant, journalist, or lay person, finding and accessing the laws that you need to read can be a challenge. Turn to Legal Research, which outlines a systematic method to find answers and get results. In plain, readable English, Attorney Stephen Elias explains, with plenty of examples and instructions, how to: read and understand statues, regulations and cases evaluate cases for their value as precedent use all the basic tools of legal research practice what you've learned with "hands-on, library exercises, as well as hypothetical research problems and solutions This easy-to-use and understand book has been adopted as a text in many law schools and paralegal programs. This edition has been condensed to be more readable and includes an expanded discussion on the use of new legal research tools on the web.
Protect the marks that mean everything to 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, then vigilantly defend. You can protect: business names product names product packaging logos slogansv domain names anything that identifies your company, product or service! With Trademark , you get the most up-to-date information you need to defend your creations. Learn how to: choose marks that competitors can't copy search for other marks that might conflict with yours register a name or other mark protect and maintain your marks' legal strength understand and resolve disputes outside the courtroom Thoroughly updated, the 9th edition of Trademark provides the most current information on domain names, changes to trademark statutes and case law, and the latest registration processes.
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