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UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS – FRAUD OVERPAYMENTS

By Smart, Schofield, Shorter & Lunceford |

If Workforce Services has assessed you with a fraud overpayment this basically means that you made a mistake in reporting that you knew or should have known was inaccurate.  In most cases people don’t even know they made a mistake.   When you begin receiving unemployment benefits you are given a booklet which provides guidance… Read More »

VALUING YOUR ASSETS IN BANKRUPTCY

By Smart, Schofield, Shorter & Lunceford |

One of the primary tasks in preparing for a bankruptcy filing is to value your assets. The value you state on your bankruptcy schedules helps determine the direction of your bankruptcy case. Generally the courts accept a person’s representations as to the value of their assets. For real property, the baseline for valuation is… Read More »

WHAT IS AUTOMOBILE PIP INSURANCE?

By Smart, Schofield, Shorter & Lunceford |

Our firm is often asked what is PIP insurance, how does it work, and how much should I carry? PIP stands for Personal Injury Protection.  This is a special car insurance that you carry for the benefit of yourself and anyone that might be a passenger in your car. This insurance automatically steps up… Read More »

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOUR EX IS NOT FOLLOWING THE DIVORCE DECREE?

By Smart, Schofield, Shorter & Lunceford |

Even though the judge has signed the Divorce Decree, your ex may not follow the parent time schedule or become late in payment of child support, alimony, medical or other expenses.  To get a judge to enforce the decree one would file what is called an “Order to Show Cause.” An Order to Show… Read More »

What Is The Difference Between A Will And A Trust?

By Smart, Schofield, Shorter & Lunceford |

Our firm often receives the question: which is better, a will or a trust?  The answer is that they are both good but a trust is better. A well drafted will declares your heirs, names your beneficiaries, and appoints your personal representative.  If you have minor children, a will also allows you to appoint… Read More »

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