Humanitarian Reinstatement and 204(l) Relief

Humanitarian Reinstatement and 204(l) Relief

While waiting for immigration benefits, many beneficiaries of pending or approved immigrant petitions face the tragic loss of their petitioning or principal beneficiary relative. In these situations, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) typically did not permit beneficiaries to obtain approval of the immigrant petition or act on an already approved immigrant petition. In these situations, USCIS may…
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1 in 3 Americans have Debt in Collections

1 in 3 Americans have Debt in Collections

1 in 3 Americans have Debt in Collections A recent study from the Urban Institute reveals that nearly 35 percent of American adults have debts that are in collections.  These debts include credit cards, medical bills, and/or utility bills.  Although bankruptcies have decreased significantly since mid-2010, its apparent that Americans are still dealing with difficult financial situations. If an individual is delinquent…
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Is Your Business Properly Licensed?

Is Your Business Properly Licensed?

Ride-sharing has become an affordable alternative to the standard taxi and with its growing popularity, important legal issues and battles have arisen.  New York's attorney general has accused Lyft of violating eight different state and local laws and regulations, but Lyft is not the only ride-sharing business operating in New York, so why is the attorney general focused on Lyft…
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Dog Bites

Dog Bites

Dog Bites in Rancho Cordova Dog Bites causing physical wounds instantly creates liability for the owner.  In the past, an individual bitten by a dog would have to prove previous vicious acts of the dog or that the dog owner had knowledge of its dangerous habits.  While some states still prefer this method of proof, California has opted for a statute…
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California Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act

California Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act

California Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act On January 1, 2014, the Beverly-Killea Limited Liability Company Act (Prior Act) was replaced with the California Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (RULLCA).  The RULLCA are the default rules that govern limited liability companies (LLC).  The Prior Act will continue to govern agreements entered into by an LLC prior to January 1, 2014;…
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Bankruptcy Statistics

Bankruptcy Statistics

Eastern District Bankruptcy Statistics California is separated into four federal districts:  Southern, Central, Eastern, and Northern districts.  The Eastern District covers more land than any of the other districts.  The Eastern District includes several major cities such as Bakersfield, Fresno, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, and Redding. The United States Bankruptcy Courts regularly release statistics on the number of bankruptcy filings.  The…
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Bankruptcy Filing Fees Going Up

Bankruptcy Filing Fees Going Up

Bankruptcy Filing Fees Going Up The filing fees for bankruptcies are going up on June 1, 2014.   Chapter 7 Bankruptcy:  $335 (up from $306) Chapter 13 Bankruptcy:  $310 (up from $281) How much does it cost to file a bankruptcy? In Sacramento and Rancho Cordova, the filing fees for a chapter 7 bankruptcy are $335.  A bankruptcy filer must…
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Comprehensive Guide to Enforcing a Judgment

Comprehensive Guide to Enforcing a Judgment

Comprehensive Guide to Enforcing a Judgment - Rancho Cordova Attorneys Once a party has been successful in a lawsuit, they'll receive a judgment.  A judgment is a piece of paper entitling the person or entity to a monetary award.  Obtaining a judgment is not very helpful if the party cannot collect any money on that judgment.  This blog is meant to…
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Crowdfunding? Kickstarter? I just want to start a business!!

Crowdfunding? Kickstarter? I just want to start a business!!

Crowdfunding? Kickstarter? I just want to start a business!! I am frequently asked questions about how to start a business and how to get funding. I have done several seminars on the subject and decided to share some of my favorite websites and give a general overview. What is crowdfunding? In April, the President signed in to law Jumpstart Our…
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Illegal Business Signage

Illegal Business Signage

Illegal Business Signage - Rancho Cordova Attorneys This morning Susan Peters, District 3, sent out an email notifying subscribers that "County Teams" will be traveling through the Sacramento area notifying businesses about "potential non-conforming" signs.  The goal is to provide business owners with advance notice of potential illegal signs and provide them with an opportunity to bring the signs into…
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