Don’t we all love paying property taxes? Well, at least they are always fair and reasonable. No? There are appeal rights. You can appeal the assessment, and even if the town doesn’t agree with you, you can still take the appeal to court and have a judge review it. You can do this by yourself, […]
Did you know that whatever you owned before marriage, belongs solely to you even after you get married? If you want it to go to your spouse, you need to take some steps to make that happen. That is called estate planning. Estate planning is simply a big way of saying “planning now, while I […]
Did you know that you can sue someone who has previously filed and lost a frivolous lawsuit against you? Even if it was small claims, you can still recover your costs from the prior lawsuit. Of course, you may just want to let sleeping dogs lie, but you should at least check it out with […]
Not so fast. Time to consider summer driving safety first. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the month of August had the second highest number of fatal car accidents in 2014, with 3,037 (right behind October’s 3,068). The months of June, July, and September each had over 2,800 fatal accidents. Why the […]
Sometimes cases are brought in one state even though the events occurred in another. There are a variety of reasons for this but, the question arises “how does a Connecticut court handle a case from another state?” A recent case in the Connecticut Supreme Court highlighted how courts will handle this. In Ronald Gold et […]
The new overtime rules, (I recently reported on these, here) which would have increased overtime for nearly 4 million employees, has been placed on hold for the time being by a Federal Judge in Texas.
Short answers – yes, “they” can garnish your wages, and it means that your employer will be required to pay a portion of your wages to a debt collector. But, I am assuming you already know that. So, here is a short list of things you may not know about wage garnishment:
To be bankrupt means to be “unable to satisfy any just claims made.” So, when you are unable to resolve claims against you, then you are in fact bankrupt, even if you have not declared bankruptcy. I get lots of consultations from people who are panicking, but are not actually bankrupt. For instance, if you […]
I was going to put out some free resources, and was considering putting out a free power of attorney form. But, I hesitated and ultimately decided against putting one out. Why?