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Using Bankruptcy to Stop a Wage Garnishment

Immediately upon filing a bankruptcy, the automatic stay is entered.  The automatic stay is an injunction, which prohibits creditors from taking any collection efforts against you, including continuing to garnish your wages. Additionally, the bankruptcy code has a mechanism to recover wages garnished pre-filing. In Virginia when a creditor files a wage garnishment there is […]

Estate Planning Pitfall: Proper Funding of your Revocable Trust

A revocable trust, also referred to as a living trust, is a great tool to manage assets during your lifetime and avoid the probate process at your death.  The trust administration process following your death can be more streamlined for your beneficiaries, as compared to the probate process, because it allows for privacy and avoids […]

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