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How can you ensure that bankruptcy will be successful?

Some California residents are facing thousands of dollars in debt. If you find yourself among them, if might feel like overcoming this debt is a ceaseless task. After years of struggling, you might be ready to wipe your financial slate clean. It’s possible that bankruptcy could be a great option for you.

Can I file a construction dispute with an independent contractor?

It is the worst scenario you could possibly imagine. You hire a contractor to do construction improvements on your home, whether small-scale retouching or a major remodel. The contractor, who signed an agreement with you as an independent operator, charges you for a quality of work they do not deliver. Jobs are left unfinished, work quality is poor and the outcome may even be more unsightly than what they were hired to repair or remodel. Since you are working with an independent contractor and not a construction company, can you still file a construction dispute with the state of California?

Could bankruptcy become an avenue to student loan debt relief?

If you’re one of the millions of Americans struggling with student loan debt, you may soon be eligible for financial relief. The White House announced this week that it’s considering new pathways to enable individuals to cancel student debt through bankruptcy.

The gluttony of American debt raises serious concerns

America is a nation known for creative innovation (e.g. Silicon Valley), freedom of speech, opportunity and prosperity. However, America is getting a bad reputation for its excellent way of spending “fake” money in the means of a small plastic card used to swipe purchases in the good faith that “real” money will be used to pay it back someday. It’s not surprising that we have broken a record with an astonishingly $1.02 trillion dollars owed to credit card agencies.

Know these 4 basic types of construction contracts

Having a legally sound contract in place is crucial before beginning a construction project. Some of the important topics that a contract can address include the specifications of a project, the timeline and the amount of compensation. Contracts can also prevent headache-inducing complications down the road.

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