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- Voluntary Disclosures Regarding Offshore Account Holders
Through acquiring wealth and assets, a person may earn enough to open an offshore account, but he or she is better served through legal and tax matters to disclose these accounts to the proper authorities. If the Internal Revenue Service discovers a person holding assets outside the country, this account holder may find various fees and penalties tacked onto his or her yearly payments.
- Small Business Financial Assistance Following Disasters
When a disaster like a hurricane, earthquake, forest fire or tornado strikes, small businesses are often hit hard. They may not have a disaster plan in place or the resources to quickly recuperate after an emergency. The Federal Emergency Management Agency estimates that approximately 40 percent of small businesses never reopen after a disaster because the cost of recovery is so high.
- Can a Private Lender Initiate a Voluntary Foreclosure?
Foreclosure of a property is often devastating to the person that is leasing or that owns the house. There are several processes involved in this event, and the lending agency holds the most power over the entire situation with the ability to initiate a voluntary foreclosure in usual circumstances.
- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) Continues to Focus on Informed Decisions
This month the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) prevailed on a motion to dismiss brought by Navient, which was founded, at least partially, on constitutional challenges. The case is Consumer Fin. Prot. Bureau v. Navient Corp. (M.D.Pa. Aug. 4, 2017, No. 3:17-CV-101) 2017 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 123825.
- Mortgage Closing Disclosure Rules
Disclosure is vital in real estate, mortgages and all other manner of transactions. When the disclosures are not performed correctly, it is possible that severe complications may arise, and legal action may transpire. However, there are several guidelines and rules that should be adhered to so that these difficult situations may be averted.
- 6 Circumstances Where an LLC or Corporation Won’t Provide Asset Protection for Personal Wealth
Many business owners establish their enterprises as a limited liability company (LLC) or corporation for asset protection purposes.
- Should Bankruptcy Stop You from Getting a Personal Loan?
Bankruptcy is not the end of the road in getting a loan. It’s neither a financial slaughter house. The old golden days when one would lose hope and feel miserable after filling a bankruptcy case are gone
- What to Do When Your Business Bank Deposit Goes Missing
A common business practice for retail stores and other establishments is to have a manager or other agent of the business deposit all cash and check after the close of the business day. This is often completed after the bank has already closed. The agent usually drops a pouch in a deposit box for this purpose.
- What Is a Loan Modification Lawyer?
Loan modifications are most commonly made to mortgages, often because homeowners are having difficulty making mortgage payments. A loan modification lawyer restructures an existing contract to modify the repayment terms of a loan.
- What if I Ignore a Florida Credit Card Lawsuit?
After served with a Florida Credit Card lawsuit, depending on the balance alleged by the creditor or debt buyer, the Defendant has to either: File a written response to the lawsuit within 20 days (balance over $5,000), or Attend a small claims pretrial/mediation conference (balance under $5,000).