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Benjamin Allen Skinner

Benjamin Skinner’s Legal Guides

33 total

  • Are You an Arizona Small Business Owner in Massive Debt? Bankruptcy Could Save Your Business

    Though the economy is starting to show signs of recovery, the dismal effects of its downturn can be seen on the faces of many small business owners across the country. With countless people losing their jobs, many Americans have attempted to open their own business in the hopes o...

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  • As Some Real Estate Markets in the US Recover, Investors Drive Home Prices Up

    Real-estate markets in the US have started to recover from their collapse several years ago. Arizonas housing market has undergone one of the fastest recoveries in the nation, but unfortunately, that doesnt mean good news for potential home buyers. Bargains have become hard to fi...

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  • After a Long Struggle to Keep the Coyotes in Phoenix, the NHL Finally Announce Agreement to Sell

    After many years of potential buyers, sale rejections, court hearings, arguments, and millions in money losses, the Phoenix Coyotes may finally be sold by their current owner, the National Hockey League, to former San Jose Sharks CEO, Greg Jamison. The Winnipeg Jets Become the P...

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  • How Will Potential Homebuyers Know When it is Safe to Buy a Home?

    With the US Housing Market as Bad as it is, How Will Potential Homebuyers Know When it is Safe to Invest in a Home? Though Arizonas housing market is recovering faster than most states in the nation, prices for homes are still high and inflation remains to be a concern for many...

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  • Octomom Files for Bankruptcy

    Nadya Suleman, known by many as the Octomom, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in California on Monday. She admitted that she has accumulated over $1 million in debt, owing money to the citys water department, Sylvan Learning Center, Whittier Christian School, and her father. A cour...

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  • Time Is Running Out to Escape Distressed Property

    It can be surprising to learn that after debts owed to a bank or individual are canceled, income taxes can still remain. This issue comes up frequently in connection with escaping distressed real estate. Following a foreclosure or short sale, it is not uncommon for a bank to issu...

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  • Time Is Running Out to Escape Distressed Property

    It can be surprising to learn that after debts owed to a bank or individual are canceled, income taxes can still remain. This issue comes up frequently in connection with escaping distressed real estate. Following a foreclosure or short sale, it is not uncommon for a bank to issu...

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  • Pitfalls in Escaping Distressed Real Estate in Arizona

    Since the real estate market began to decline in 2006, followed by its dramatic crash in 2007, I have counseled many hundreds of individuals needing to escape distressed or underwater properties. There are several common elements in the concerns of those homeowners. Some have wan...

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  • Dodgers Sell for Over $2Billion in Bankruptcy Auction

    Baseball team owner, Frank McCourt must be having his best week in months. He was able to sell the Los Angeles Dodgers to a group of investors, including NBA Hall of Famer, Magic Johnson for $2.15 billion. Sources say that McCourt was originally hoping for at least $1.5 billion. ...

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  • A Cram-Down Can Help You Keep Your Car in AZ

    In my past few blogs, Ive discussed the benefits of Chapter 13 bankruptcies. In my last blog, I referenced a major tool that can help you keep your home, the lien strip. But did you know that there is also a mechanism that can help you keep your car as well? When you file for ban...

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