Bartholomew Dorothy Law Office

Bartholomew Dorothy Law Office
Bartholomew Dorothy Law Office is listed in the Attorneys category in Tacoma, Washington. Displayed below are the social networks for Bartholomew Dorothy Law Office which include a Facebook page, a Google Plus page and a Twitter account. The activity and popularity of Bartholomew Dorothy Law Office on these social networks gives it a ZapScore of 74.

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5310 12th St E
Tacoma, WA 98424
(253) 922-2016

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We received the following kudos from one of our wonderful clients: "Dorothy and her staff were excellent! I had the best experience working with them and would highly recommend working with Dorothy. Everyone treated me with dignity and professionalism and the rates were very reasonable. They did an exceptional job and they were always happy, smiling and helpful. Even if Dorothy costs a little bit more, it's worth every penny! My husband hired a different attorney about a year sooner in Tacoma, and it was a nightmare working with them! They were unorganized, always an hour or two behind and always confused not knowing what was happening next. Not at Dorothy's office. They run a well oiled machine and work awesome together. Go see won't be disappointed." Awwww, thank you for the kind words! We love our clients!

On October 15, 2013, eight years will have elapsed since Congress changed the bankruptcy laws in 2005. Unfortunately, the press had frightened the public at that time into believing that bankruptcy was no longer available which caused a spike in bankruptcy filings in the fall of 2005. Many of those filers, as a consequence of the economic downturn, are now in over their heads in debt and want to know when they will be able to file another bankruptcy. The answer all depends upon when they last filed bankruptcy. The Bankruptcy Code was amended in 2005 to change the time period between Chapter 7 filings from seven years to eight years, and to change the time between a Chapter 13 and a Chapter 7 filing to six years. If you filed Chapter 7 in the past, count forward 8 years from the date you filed Chapter 7—you will be eligible for another Chapter 7 discharge after that date. If you filed Chapter 13 six years ago and received a discharge, count forward six years from the day you filed Chapter 13—you will be eligible for a discharge after that date. Remember, you begin counting the time period from the date you filed your previous case – not the date of discharge.

A short sale may cost you thousands! Are you upside down on your home? Be warned that a short sale may NOT be in your best interest. Uncle Sam is still giving homeowners until Dec. 31, 2012 to go through a short sale or foreclosure without tax consequences - as long as the lender officially releases the debt. But on Jan. 1, 2013, the rules change: The amount a lender forgives, ether in a short sale or foreclosure, on a primary residence will be taxable on federal income taxes. So if a house sold $50,000 short of what is owed on the mortgage, then the selling homeowners will owe federal income taxes on that $50,000. Homeowners would owe $12,500 if they're in the 25 percent bracket; $7,500 if in the 15 percent tax section. Homeowners would be on the hook even if the house sold but the bank had not formally forgiven the loan in a letter: The banks must officially sign off in writing before Dec. 31. The Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007 "generally allows taxpayers to exclude income from the discharge of debt on their principal residence," according to the Internal Revenue Service. "Debt reduced through mortgage restructuring, as well as mortgage debt forgiven in connection with a foreclosure, qualifies for the relief." That relief will be ending this year. Homeowners declaring bankruptcy could escape paying income taxes on any cancellation of debt income if the debt is forgiven in the bankruptcy. Short sales can take a long time so you may want to consider if bankruptcy is your best option.

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Will you have to give up yourassets if you file bankruptcy? The vast majority of filers get all or most of their debts discharged (wiped-out) without giving up any of their own property. Federal and state laws provide exemptions for your property. Exempted property is property such as household goods and personal belongings, which you may keep despite your bankruptcy. In most cases, the exemptions provided by law are more than sufficient to protect all of your assets. If they are not sufficient and you have property that will be left exposed if you file bankruptcy, your attorney will discuss your options with you.