Whether it's for something serious like armed robbery or something more minor like public intoxication, getting arrested can be a scary experience. Once you are handcuffed by a police officer and wondering if you will spend time in jail or not, you might start to panic. However, you have to try your best to stay calm. If you panic, you may make mistakes that could hinder your case. Here are six mistakes to avoid when arrested. [Read More]
4 Important Facts About Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Exemptions In Texas
When you file for chapter 7 bankruptcy, a trustee will sell off your assets to raise money that you must use to pay off your creditors. When reviewing your assets, certain types of property are exempt, which means that you can keep them once the process finishes. For many people, the exemptions in Texas are perhaps more generous than you might expect. Here are four important examples. The family's cars are exempt [Read More]
Common Discrimination In Housing: Know Your Rental Rights
Finding the right apartment to rent can be a challenge, but it can be even more difficult if you are experiencing discrimination from property owners or management companies. The Fair Housing Act protects specific minorities and prohibits discrimination from landlords based on race, family status, gender, disabilities, age, or religion. Unfortunately, landlords can still try and get around the law by writing policies or refusing to rent to specific types of people for 'other' reasons. [Read More]
Can a Medical Bankruptcy Wipe Out Your Healthcare Debt?
If you, your spouse, or a minor child has recently suffered a serious medical issue that required a lengthy hospitalization or stay in a physical rehabilitation facility, you may be cringing at the bills you now receive on what seems like a daily basis or even refusing to open your mail entirely. For those unfortunate enough to have sought treatment from an out-of-network provider or who don't have health insurance, the cost of a long stay in the hospital can be six or even seven figures. [Read More]