My name is Danielle Diaz. One of the things I've learned in life, both inside and outside the courtroom, is that it is important to not see others as your enemy. Even though you may see the prosecutor as your enemy, he or she is just trying to do a job. It may be possible that you can get a prosecutor or the judge to be sympathetic and get him or her on your side. In order to accomplish this, you need to understand the law. I feel that most individuals do not understand the law, which is why I was motivated to create this blog.
14 September 2016
The cancellation of debt usually results in taxable income to the individual who no longer owes the debt. There are exceptions, one of which applies to debt discharged in bankruptcy. Individuals who receive debt forgiveness in a chapter 13 bankruptcy case can avoid taxation on the canceled debt by filing a specific additional tax form with their income tax return. An individual in a chapter 13 bankruptcy case typically attempts to reorganize their payment of secured debts.
24 August 2016
The phrase "best interest of the child" is often heard when it comes to legal situations that involve minor-aged children. Many times, parents will first encounter this term when discussing child custody, visitation and child support during their divorce. It's understandable that the justice system takes a strong stance on protecting the most innocent and vulnerable of those impacted by adults and the decisions they make, and this phrase shows up in nearly every court order that involves children.
5 August 2016
Once you've made that big decision to file for chapter 7 bankruptcy, take some time to ensure that you are ready in other ways. You can, and should, do some planning before you file and you are allowed to do so as long as you stay within the bankruptcy laws. You can get far more out of your bankruptcy if you follow the rules, so read on to learn more about actions to take before you file.
24 July 2016
For those injured at work, your employer's workers' comp insurance is quite a valuable resource. With this coverage, you can rest at home while still earning a portion of your salary and have your related medical expenses all taken care of. You should know, however, that your ability to get and keep this coverage depends on several time-sensitive events, so read on to learn more about workers' comp-related deadlines. What to do right away.
6 July 2016
Extortion is the act of making threats against another person in an attempt to get money or other compensation from them in return for silence. Those who make extortion attempts threaten to reveal potentially damaging information about the target that could destroy the target's relationships and business connections and even cost them their job and livelihood. Many people are afraid to take action in the face of these threats, for fear that their personal information may come back to haunt them.