Garnishing wages is a legal avenue that creditors, including some tax authorities, such as the Internal Revenue Service can use to force payment of some types of debt. In most cases, creditors are required to first work through the legal system by filing suit against their debtor and successfully obtaining a legal judgment against them.
Once this judgment has been obtained, the creditor is then allowed to take further collection efforts against the debtor, usually in the form of garnishing their wages.
If you suffer an injury due to slipping and falling, you may wonder if the business or property owner where you suffered your injury is required to pay for your medical bills, lost wages, and personal suffering. Though a meeting with a personal injury lawyer is necessary to determine if you have a case, here are a few things you need to know about slip and fall claims.
Certain Criteria are Necessary to Prove the Business or Property Owner is Responsible for the Fall
If you are in the unhappy position of dealing with both financial woes and relationship troubles, you may be led to contemplate both a bankruptcy and divorce in the near future. If both of these major legal moves are in your plans, you might want to consider the order of these filings and how it could affect your finances. Read on to learn more.
Debts Before Divorce
When couples divorce, the debts must be divided or assigned, leading to some potentially contentious battles over who owes what and who is responsible.
If you owe federal income taxes, you can eliminate the arrearages, as well as the interest and penalties, by filing chapter 7 bankruptcy. As long as the debt meets the minimum requirements, it will be wiped out when you receive your discharge from the court. Unfortunately, any liens the federal government placed on your property prior to your filing bankruptcy will remain. However, there are three things you can do that may help you get rid of the lien on your property.
Many adults looking to adopt a child are worried about their application. While the adoption application process is extremely thorough and can be very demanding on applicants, the process is designed to ensure children are only given to homes that can support them. As such, many applicants are worried about the effect that previous (or current) bankrupt status can have on their application.
Understanding the Effect of Bankruptcy
Filing for bankruptcy can bring a lot of stress and anxiety; however, it isn't the catastrophe it once was.