Benjamin Allen Skinner’s Guides

Benjamin Allen Skinner

Mesa Real Estate Attorney.

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  1. Recovering from Holiday Finances

    Written by attorney Benjamin Skinner, over 2 years ago.

    If you went all out for Christmas and got your spouse and children everything on their wish lists, your bank account might not be feeling the same warm glow of contentment as your family. If you want to avoid hitting rock bottom or plunging further into debt, you need to take som...

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  2. Will Kodak File Bankruptcy?

    Written by attorney Benjamin Skinner, over 2 years ago.

    Eastman Kodak Co., the notoriously innovative company that was credited with making the camera financially assessable to the greater public, is considering filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to the Wall Street Journal. How did a company that was once so successful end u...

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  3. Deciding Between Short Sale and Bankruptcy for your Home in Arizona

    Written by attorney Benjamin Skinner, over 2 years ago.

    Due to the unprecedented real estate market, many people are facing the very difficult question of whether to let their underwater homes go by short sale, foreclosure, or surrendering the home during bankruptcy. In many cases a short sale may be the best option; however, in cases...

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  4. Create Your Own Bankruptcy Calculator

    Written by attorney Benjamin Skinner, over 2 years ago.

    Potential clients may hesitate to call a bankruptcy attorney, especially if theyre unsure about whether or not they even qualify to file. Alleviate hesitation and give your website visitors the confidence to call you by adding a Bankruptcy Calculator to your firms website. Simply...

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  5. Cramdowns and Lien Strips: How Bankruptcy Can Help Decrease Your Arizona Mortgages

    Written by attorney Benjamin Skinner, over 2 years ago.

    A popular bankruptcy topic is how it can help you with your mortgage(s). Arizona has been one of the hardest hit states in the country by the housing market crash, and those affected desperately want to improve their financial situation. In desperation people turn to bankruptcy t...

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  6. Filing for Bankruptcy in Arizona with Multiple Bank Accounts? Know What Money Creditors Can Target

    Written by attorney Benjamin Skinner, over 2 years ago.

    Its extremely common to have multiple names on a single bank account. Married couples do it all the time. Parents put their names on their childrens accounts. Domestic partners will often open joint accounts. Children will put their names on accounts for their aging parents. Usua...

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  7. Rest Assured, Filing Bankruptcy in Arizona Will Not Affect Your Custody Rights

    Written by attorney Benjamin Skinner, over 2 years ago.

    Many people these days are facing divorce and bankruptcy at the same time. Ive written blogs about the relationship between bankruptcy and divorce in the past, but the most recent question I received is one I have not addressed previously: I have joint custody of my children and ...

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  8. Filing for Bankrupcty in Arizona is Hard Enough! Don't Go Through it Alone

    Written by attorney Benjamin Skinner, over 2 years ago.

    I subscribe to a legal question and answer website where individuals ask questions about bankruptcy and attorneys, like me, answer them. In the last couple of weeks a number of people inquired whether or not its necessary to hire an attorney in order to file bankruptcy. The legal...

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  9. Bankruptcy Laws are Different in Each State: Understand them in Arizona

    Written by attorney Benjamin Skinner, over 2 years ago.

    What laws govern when you file an Arizona bankruptcy? Because its common for people to move from state to state, it is also common for people filing bankruptcy in Arizona to have property, both personal property and real estate, in other states. Because of this, there are three c...

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  10. The Means Test: An Exam You Don't Have to Study For

    Written by attorney Benjamin Skinner, over 2 years ago.

    In order to qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you must take a Credit Counseling Class and pass what is called a Means Test. Please, dont get overly worried. You will not be prevented from filing bankruptcy because you didnt understand enough of the material in the Credit Counseli...

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