Avoid Losing your Health Insurance Coverage after Divorce

Guest post by Scott Morgan

Going through a divorce can be a very traumatic experience. You feel like your world is collapsing, so it is hard to think clearly. It is important that you do not lose your health insurance coverage. You never know when you might become sick or insured and need medical attention; therefore, health insurance is crucial to avoid huge medical bills. If you are going through a divorce, here are a few options to consider in order to keep your health insurance coverage.


If a company or business that has over 20 employees employs your spouse, you might …

Validating the Debt is Critical in Fighting Debt Collection

This is a guest post by Sergei Lemberg, a consumer attorney.

Many people aren’t surprised when a debt collector calls. After all, they know they owe an overdue debt. But what happens when you’re taken by surprise because you didn’t realize that you owe a debt or had forgotten that you owed money? Bill collectors often spring this kind of surprise on unsuspecting people, and make people so desperate that they end up paying the bill – even when they don’t owe the money in the first place.

That’s why, if a debt collector calls, the first step you should take …

State and Federal Trademarks – Guest Post

If you have a brand, you should be concerned about protecting it. That’s what trademark registrations do. They protect your brand from misuse.

But what’s the difference between a federal and state trademark? Why would you choose one over the other?

Ip’s What’s Up just published a guest post of mine on that topic: State and Federal Trademarks – What’s the Difference? I hope you find it useful! Also, Gerben Law Firm is a trademark lawyer that can provide more specific information on the topic.

Learn How to Build a Solo Law Practice

Lawyers around the world rejoiced today as Solo Practice University (SPU) announced its tuition. On March 20th, “the practice of law school” will open its doors to a flood of solo (and hopefully solo) practitioners. Are you enrolling?

What is Solo Practice University?

In a nutshell, it’s an online university where law students and lawyers can learn a wide variety of topics related to running a successful solo law practice. There are courses, faculty, discussion groups, blogs, videos, comments, and lots more!

You might think of SPU like an educational Facebook for solo lawyers (and law students). It’s a combination …

File Bankruptcy With a Bankruptcy Lawyer

Free bankruptcy case evaluation: (866) 200-5729

Are you in debt over your head? If you’ve exhausted all your other options, it might be time to consider consulting with a bankruptcy lawyer.

File bankruptcy as a last resort

Before we go any further, please don’t think that I’m advocating that anyone should file bankruptcy without heavily considering all their options. Bankruptcy can wipe away most of your debts, but it will show up on your credit report for years to come. Thus, before you consult with a bankruptcy lawyer, you should …

Tax Deductions – The Home Office Deduction

It’s important to take all your legal tax deductions to get the biggest possible tax refund. If you are self-employed, this is even more critical. Here is a quick primer on an elusive area of tax preparation: the home office deduction.

There are a variety of factors you must meet to claim a deduction for your home office. But I’ll explain each one individually.

Proper work status

To qualify for the home office deduction, your work status must meet one of two tests:

1. You are self-employed. If you run your own business, you’re all set. …

Maximize Your Tax Refund in 6 Steps

It’s now 2009, so another tax season is upon us. This doesn’t have to be a sad time of the year. Follow these easy steps to maximize your refund!

File early

We’ll start off with an easy tip that isn’t really about the size of your refund. It’s all about speed.

File your tax return as early as you possibly can. The quicker you file, the sooner your tax refund will be in your hands. It makes sense, right?

How many people do you know who file their …

Turning Your Virginia Lemon into Lemonade

This is a guest post by Sergei Lemberg, a lemon law attorney. Go check out his great blog or his lemon meter.

If you’ve ever bought a new car, you know what a rush it is. There’s the new car smell, the feeling of power as you hit the accelerator, and the peace of mind knowing that you’ll have a reliable ride for a long, long time.

But what happens when that new car isn’t so reliable? When you wake up one morning and have to come to terms …

Important Webinar to Protect Your Business

Are you a business owner? Are you considering starting a business?

Don’t miss my next webinar!

I’m going to teach a select group of people important techniques to reduce their liability. You’ll learn to:

  –  Insulate your business

  –  Buy the right insurance

  –  Follow corporate formalities

  –  And protect your family

You’ll get a one-hour interactive webinar with me, a licensed attorney. This includes a Q&A session where you can ask some questions about business liability.

I’m offering this webinar for only $9. All registrants get the one-hour webinar and access to the video afterward, in case you want to review it later.

To register, just pay …

My New Legal Column at Home Office Warrior

If you run a home based business (or just work out of your home sometimes), you should check out my new column over at Home Office Warrior. My good friend, Grant Griffiths of G2 Web Media, runs Home Office Warrior, and he came up with the idea of an “Ask Legal Andrew” weekly feature.

The first post is up now, and it answers your questions about home office zoning

If you have legal questions about home businesses, email them to …

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