Chapter 13 of the United States Bankruptcy Code, codified under Title 11 of the United States Code, governs a form of bankruptcy in the United States that allows individuals to undergo a financial reorganization supervised by a federal bankruptcy court. The goal of Chapter 13 is to enable income-receiving debtors a rehabilitation provided they fulfill...
Real Estate Closing
Closing (or settlement) is the final step in executing a real estate transaction. The closing date is set during the negotiation phase, and is usually several weeks after the offer is formally accepted. On the closing date, the parties consummate the purchase contract, and ownership of the property is transferred to the buyer. In most jurisdictions...
Title insurance is a form of indemnity insurance predominantly found in the United States which insures against financial loss from defects in title to real property and from the invalidity or unenforceability of mortgage loans. It is meant to protect an owner's or a lender's financial interest in real property against loss due to title defects, liens or other...
Family law is an area of the law that deals with family-related matters and domestic relations, including: marriage, adoption, surrogacy, the termination of relationships, and ancillary matters, including divorce, annulment, property settlements, alimony, child custody and visitation, child support and alimony awards.
Criminal defense lawyers deal with the issues surrounding an arrest, a criminal investigation, criminal charges, sentencing, appeals and post-trial issues. Criminal defense lawyers may also help clients before charges have been filed by a prosecuting attorney to help with counsel and representation dealing with police or other investigators, perform his or her...