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Diane L Gruber

Diane Gruber’s Legal Guides

21 total

  • Basic Steps in Filing & Successfully Completing a Ch.13 Bankruptcy

    1. Read the information, gather up the necessary documents listed, and fill out the intake form on my website: www.BankruptcyClinicOfOregon.com 2. Call my office to schedule an appointment to bring in the necessary documents your intake form. Keep in mind, that we only ask for...

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  • Basic Steps in Filing & Successfully Completing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    1. Read the information, gather up the necessary documents listed, and fill out the intake form on my website: www.BankruptcyClinicOfOregon.com 2. Call my office to schedule an appointment to bring in the necessary documents and your intake form. Keep in mind, that we only ask ...

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  • Basic Steps in Oregon Divorce

    Step #1: Meet with an experienced divorce attorney,to be educated about the process and what to expect from the court. Step #2: Either have an attorney prepare file the divorce petition for you, OR take the court's divorce kit to an attorney to have him/her help you fill it out...

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  • Bankruptcy Code's Means Test

    The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (aka BAPCPA), not only has a misleading name, but makes many employed middle-income consumers ineligible for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The eligibility rules redefine current income as any income received by the de...

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  • Oregon's Advance Directive for Health Care

    As we go to press, Terri Schiavo is starving to death in Florida. With the assistance and approval of the Florida State Court system and the Federal Court system, Terris estranged husband is being allowed to kill his disabled, non-terminally-ill legal wife, who can no longer spea...

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  • Do I need to consult with an estate planning attorney?

    Estate Planning Checklist: If you answer false to any of the following statements, you need to consult an attorney about updating your estate plan. T/F I have a Will that fully expresses my wishes. T/F I have not had any children or grandchildren born since my Will was signed....

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  • Oregon Parenting Time Schedule for Non-Custodial Parents

    Every County and every judge in Oregon handles visitation for the non-custodial parent a little differently. However, this counsel has found that most judges order the following (with special modifications for parents with unique work schedules and for parents who live a long dis...

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  • Spousal Support in Oregon -- More details

    Spousal Support (Alimony) There are three kinds of spousal support (AKA alimony) under Oregons Divorce statutes. Spousal support is unisex in that either spouse can be the recipient of spousal support from the other. However, due to the fact that most homemaking and child rearin...

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  • Qualifying for Chapter 7 bankruptcy

    The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (aka BAPCPA), not only has a misleading name, but makes many employed middle-income consumers ineligible for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The eligibility rules redefine current income as any income received by the de...

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  • Oregon: Assets protected in bankruptcy

    Chapter 7 debtors are allowed to retain certain assets so long as their equity does not exceed certain values. If the asset does exceed the protected value (called exemptions), the trustee will either require you to pay him the excess value, OR the trustee will take the asset, se...

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