What to look for when you need a lawyer? (The last tip is for looking for a bankruptcy attorney)

Figure out exactly what you need done, or if you are unsure as to what you need; Ask your friends, as someone you know may have needed a lawyer for something similar; If you have had an attorney before, call and ask them for a referral. If it is something they don’t handle, they will … Continue reading What to look for when you need a lawyer? (The last tip is for looking for a bankruptcy attorney)

So you may have to file bankruptcy due to Covid 19. What do you need to know?

1. First, if you can afford to, continue to pay your landlord so that having to be evicted and moving are not the first thing you have to deal with after this time is over; 2. Second, start getting your list of creditors and bills together; 3. Third, realize that if you are currently living … Continue reading So you may have to file bankruptcy due to Covid 19. What do you need to know?

So you think you may have to file bankruptcy? 8 things you need to know

This time of year seems to be “bankruptcy season” as many people file for relief from their creditors when they get their taxes filed. In light of that, these are some tips, generally and not specific legal advice, to get you started. 1. For a person, there is generally two types of bankruptcy you can … Continue reading So you think you may have to file bankruptcy? 8 things you need to know

Why do I practice public interest law?

            From Yale Law: “A public interest law firm is a private, for-profit association of lawyers, like any other private law firm. Public interest law firms are distinguished from other private firms in that their primary mission is to assist underrepresented people or causes, rather than to make money.” So, full disclosure, most of what … Continue reading Why do I practice public interest law?

What if I want to file bankruptcy and own my own business?

Generally, anytime you run a business you should have it incorporated to make it a separate legally entity (if you have questions about that, let me know) and so in theory, it is protected if you file bankruptcy personally. If the business is doing fine, and is incorporated, you can file a personal bankruptcy which … Continue reading What if I want to file bankruptcy and own my own business?

Why you shouldn’t practice bankruptcy law (a post for attorneys)

In full disclosure, as I’m about to tell you why you shouldn’t dabble in Bankruptcy Court, I do handle bankruptcy cases, but I don’t dabble in it, it makes up a large part of my practice and has for the last seventeen years. This is not going to be a technical article about how to … Continue reading Why you shouldn’t practice bankruptcy law (a post for attorneys)

Some simple things you can do to help improve your credit

Some simple things you can do to help improve your credit:  Get a copy of your credit report. If you live in Kentucky, you are entitled to a free copy every year. You can get it from www.annualcreditreport.com. Do not take any of the add-ons, just go straight through for your free report. Once you have … Continue reading Some simple things you can do to help improve your credit

A look back over the last 4 years and my personal involvement with the legal aspects of working with the LGBT community.

A look back over the last 4 years and my personal involvement with the legal aspects of working with the LGBT community. As long as I have been practicing law I have been assisting the LGBT community with things from wills to traffic tickets. In the Spring of 2012 I was hired to represent two men … Continue reading A look back over the last 4 years and my personal involvement with the legal aspects of working with the LGBT community.