Life After Foreclosure

Без названияWhat is a Foreclosure?

Foreclosure is a legal process in which a lender attempts to recover the balance of loan from a borrower, who has stopped making payments to the lender.

The foreclosure process as applied to residential mortgage loans is a bank or other secured creditors selling or repossessing a parcel of real property after the owner has failed to comply with an agreement between the lender and borrower called a “mortgage” or “deed of trust”.

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What Is Fencing Of Stolen Goods?

The fence is a new look at the world of property theft. As everyone knows, property is stolen if it was obtained by any theft, burglary, robbery or extortion. Knowing the property is stolen depends on the subjective and actual knowledge of the receiver of goods.

Fencing” – the crime of buying and reselling stolen merchandise and is one of the links law_fencethat binds theft to the larger social system.

A fence (as a noun) is an individual who knowingly buys stolen property for later resale, sometimes in a legitimate market. As a verb, the word describes the behavior of the thief in the transaction: The burglar fenced the stolen radio.

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When Is It Allowed To Use Medical Marijuana?

Marijuana is considered an illegal drug, its possession, use, cultivation or sale is prohibited by federal and state law. The term “medical marijuana” refers to legal possession, use and cultivation of cannabis plant for medical reasons.

0000000000000000000000000000000Medical marijuana is used as a form of treatment and pain relief by people who suffer from painful symptoms that come from:

  • AIDS
  • cancer
  • epilepsy and others.

 

123456789California was the first state that legalized medical marijuana in November 1996. You must have a doctor’s recommendation and a license to cultivate and possess it.  The doctors that prescribe marijuana and people who use it in limits set by law are free from criminal charges. Nowadays 20 states legalized marijuana for medical purposes, some of them are: Colorado, New-Jersey, Nevada, Massachusetts, Hawaii. Two states made it legal to use marijuana for recreational purposes, these are Colorado and Washington.

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Health Care Fraud Costs U.S. $80 Billion A Year. How Much Does Health Care Fraud Cost You?

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According to the FBI, Health Care fraud costs U.S. $80 billion a year. Health Care fraud is a crime that involves the filling of a deceitful health care claims in order to receive a profit. Health Care Fraud covers such types of fraud as:

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  • Medicare Fraud
  • Medicaid Fraud
  • Prescription Drug Fraud
  • Medical Identity Theft

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With Two Out Of Every Five Marriages Resulting In Divorce A Prenuptial Agreement May Serve You As A Type Of Insurance

prGetting married is one of the most romantic things a couple might have during their lives. Although being “too much” in love could seriously affect your judgment when executing a prenuptial agreement, that is designed to address financial matters rather than personal preferences before the marriage. Think about it as of a special type of insurance in order not to kill the romance between you and your spouse.

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A prenuptial agreement, also called antenuptial agreement or premarital agreement, is a written contract that is concluded before marriage. It commonly includes:

  • the terms of possession of assets
  • treatment of future earnings
  • control of the property of each party
  • potential division if the marriage is later dissolved

A prenuptial agreement can help document each spouse’s property or special arrangements between the spouses and reduce conflicts during divorce. It also protects the inheritance rights of children from previous marriage and protect spouses from each other’s debts.

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More Than 24 Million Tourist Visas Were Issued During 2012

According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security there were 165 million non-immigrant admissions to the United States, 24.476.086 of these admissions were Tourist Visas. A tourist visa is issued for activities such as tourism, vacation, visit of friend or relatives, medical treatment, participation in social events or enrollment in a short recreational course of study.

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For such purposes as study, employment, permanent residence in the U.S.A., paid performances in front of an audience or work as a foreign media representative, you need a special and different type of visa.

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In order to obtain a visa the applicant must show:

  • his or her bank statement as an evidence of the economic ability to pay for the trip
  • intent to return home
  • strong ties to home country (job, spouse, property)

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Surrogacy as an Alternative of Having a Child

surrHaving a child is a natural wish of two people who love each other. Unfortunately not every couple can have a child due to different health related issues. The solution of this problem could be surrogacy. Surrogacy occurs when a woman agrees to carry a child for another individual, who then becomes the legal parent of the child at birth. A surrogate mother is a woman who carries and gives birth to the child for someone else or for a couple. The most complicated process is to find a surrogate mother, but sometimes a friend or family member offers to be a surrogate, what reduces the costs of the surrogacy.

surrogacyThere are different types of surrogacy. Artificial insemination occurs when a married woman (with her husband’s consent) conceives a child by artificial insemination from a donor other than her husband. In this cases the law generally recognizes the child as the husband’s legitimate child. In vitro fertilization, literally meaning “fertilization in glass” is a process by which an egg is fertilized by sperm outside the body. The embryo is later placed in the woman’s womb. Embryo transplantation is another form of surrogacy meaning that an embryo is transferred from the womb of its mother to the womb of another female in which it completes its development.

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Child Custody. Who will take legal care of the child after divorce?

Nowadays people get divorced daily. The reasons can be different but the result is always the same in the couples that already have children. The most important question that arise during and after the process of divorce is, who is going to have custody of the child/children.

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Child custody is a legal term that defines the relationship between the child and the parent, where the parent has the right to make decisions for the child and take care of him/her. The decision with which parent the child will reside is made, based on the child’s best interests. That means that the interests of the parents, child’s wishes and child’s relationship with each parent are taken into consideration. Sometimes, people other than child’s parents can obtain custody, including relatives such as grandparents, aunts, uncles, close family friends, or other people who wish to get custody of a child. It is usually called “non-parental” or “third party” custody.

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Why Consumers Love Legal Bistro

 Do you need a lawyer but are intimidated by the legal process?  Are you concerned that professional legal services may be financially out of reach?  Perhaps English is not your native language and you are having trouble finding a qualified attorney with whom you can effectively communicate.  Don’t worry, if you answered yes to any of these questions you are not alone.

We built Legal Bistro because we were inspired by the contribution that Lending Tree made to the process for finding a mortgage lender.  Lending Tree used the power of the Internet to bring online competition in the mortgage application process. Equally important is that Lending Tree’s website has helped consumers to better understand the process of applying for a home loan. We hope that Legal Bistro can achieve similar results in the legal services market.

When Lawyers Compete, You Win!

The single biggest reason why consumers love our service is because Legal Bistro facilitates lawyers competing online to serve the client.  Our Company motto is that When Lawyers Compete, the Client Wins! Frankly, we believe that both lawyers and consumers win when the competitive playing field has been leveled.

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Why Lawyers Love Legal Bistro

    

Are you happy with the current Return on Investment (“ROI”) for your online legal services marketing dollars?  Are you spending too much of your time qualifying leads? wasting time imagesDo you know anything about the visitors to your law firm’s website besides their IP Address and the date and time of their visit?  More specifically, are you being provided with case specific  facts that will help you evaluate their legal needs?

If you have answered yes to some or all of these questions then perhaps you will appreciate why lawyers love Legal Bistro.

YOU ARE IN CONTROL

You decide what cases you see based on the Practice Groups, Case Types and Tag or Key Words used when defining your Areas of Practice.

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