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July 2017 Archives

What happens to your estate if you die without a will?

It is a question that you have likely heard asked by estate planning experts in Greensburg multiple times: have you written a will? Why would such a document carry so much importance that you should consider creating one while your end still seems to be so far away? The truth is that you do not know when you will die, and not having a will when you do takes the power to decide who will receive the assets and property that you have worked so hard to accumulate away from you and hands it over to the state.

Qualifying for Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition

Being arrested for driving while intoxicated in Greensburg can bring with it some serious consequences. Yet we here at Schimizzi Law LLC want you to know that all is not lost. You may have already resigned yourself to losing your license and having a criminal record. The circumstances of your case, however, may allow you to secure a much more favorable outcome.

Explaining the Chapter 7 means test

A common misconception amongst many in Greensburg may be that bankruptcy is simply a tool that people can rely on to avoid having to answer for having been irresponsible with their money. However, simply filing for bankruptcy does not mean that one does not have to repay his or her debts. Chapter 7 cases are often labeled as those that allow debtors to be forgiven of their debts, yet that is not entirely accurate. Many of one’s personal assets may be liquidated in order to repay creditors in a Chapter 7. Yet that is only if one is eligible to file at all.

What is eminent domain?

The common school of thought amongst many in Greensburg is that a person’s home is his or her castle, with his or her property its surrounding kingdom. As such, no one could just come in (much less state or local government officials) and just take that away from you, right? In most cases, you would be correct in that assumption. However, the principle of eminent domain allows the government to expropriate private property for public use. Could your property be taken through this authority? Only by understanding how Pennsylvania regulates this right can that question be answered.

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