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So You Stopped That Foreclosure

So you stopped that foreclosure by filing a bankruptcy case. Now what? 

Filing a bankruptcy case is the first step in stopping a foreclosure on your home and the imposition of the “automatic stay” on collection activity stops the mortgage lender dead in their tracks, but for how long? Not long enough unless you do what the Bankruptcy Code requires.
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So You Want To Advertise On Twitter

So you want to advertise on Twitter.

So you want to advertise on Twitter but you have a limited number of characters.  Surely you do not have to worry about traditional advertising disclosures do you?

According to FTC Guidelines social media ads may not be deceptive or misleading.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the federal agency that regulates advertising disclosures, has weighed in on the issue of social media advertising by announcing last week that it had updated the so-called “DotCom Disclosures” Guidance released in 2000. The new guidance points out that advertisers using space-constrained ads, such as on some social media platforms, must still provide disclosures necessary to prevent an ad from being deceptive. Advertisers cannot make the required disclosures through pop-ups, because they are often blocked according to the Guidelines.
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Abusive Mortgage Servicing

Consumer Bankruptcy Reorganization Cases Create Opportunities for Mortgage Servicer Abuses And The Result Could Be Inappropriate Fees.

I Filed My Bankruptcy Case And Now My Payments Are In A Suspense Account, What is that?

You were behind on your mortgage but you solved the problem by filing a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Case.  Now the Bankruptcy Trustee is paying your mortgage arrearage through the Chapter 13 Plan and you are making your current monthly mortgage payments on time outside the Plan.  Your situation should be improving but an examination of your monthly statement reveals new charges to your account and your monthly payments are not being applied to your mortgage, the payments have been deposited into a “suspense account”.  What is that?
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Non Disclosure Agreements

Some of the most important business assets you own maybe your methods and procedures.

Among the most important characteristics that make up your business may be intangible things like methods and tactics that contribute to your success or intellectual property in the developmental stages that may not be ready for copyright or trademark protection.  So how do you protect these important things if you decide to discuss your business with a potential partner or interested buyer?
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