|September 2017 Newsletter|
Summer is over and the kids are back in school, but class is always in session at www.OzarksLawFirm.com, where you can learn more about the law, our services, and our attorneys’ approach to defending your rights.
In this month’s newsletter, we will be looking at ways you can save money on Real Estate Transactions by working with the Ozark’s Friendliest Law Firm.
We will also take a closer look at the differences between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, and which might be the better option for you.
We also encourage you to get to know our attorneys better, to learn about their professional and community backgrounds, and why we’re the Ozark’s first choice when it comes to customer service.
Plus, we’ll bring you a developing story concerning the future of Blue Moon beer.
Real Estate — Transactions, Litigation, and More
As the Ozarks’ friendliest full service law firm, all of our attorneys practice some aspect of Real Estate Law, because a mastery of understanding real estate concepts and litigation is essential to working in almost all areas of law.
Real Estate Transactions
Real Estate Transactions typically consist of anything not involving litigation, such as:
Real Estate Litigation
When a real estate transaction goes bad, or when there are two or more parties who are in disagreement about real estate issues, and are unable to agree on a solution, real estate litigation often follows. Real estate litigation typically includes such matters as:
Personal Property Law
In addition to handling a wide array of real estate matters, we also handle many matters relating to Personal Property Law, including such matters as:
|Meet Our Attorneys|
At The Piatchek Law Firm, our reputation for excellent customer service would not be possible without our friendly support staff and compassionate attorneys. Legal experience, knowledge, and skill are all important qualities to look for when you need legal services. Choosing someone you can talk honestly and openly with about deeply personal issues, and knowing that person will listen and understand, is perhaps just as important.
We are proud to currently have the following attorneys at our firm, all of whom are long-time residents of the southwest Missouri area:
Click a name to learn more about our attorneys professional and educational backgrounds, personalities, and how they are giving back to the Ozarks community.
|When Is Chapter 7 Bankruptcy the Better Option For My Family?|
As you may already know, there are different types of bankruptcy to file for, each with different advantages. Speak with a Piatchek attorney today and learn about all of your options, and make the smartest choice.
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy — Liquidation
When filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, a trustee is appointed to administer your case. In addition to reviewing your bankruptcy papers and supporting documents, the Chapter 7 trustee’s job is to sell your nonexempt property to pay back your creditors. If you don’t have any nonexempt assets, your creditors receive nothing. As a result, Chapter 7 bankruptcy is typically for low income debtors with little or no assets who want to get rid of their unsecured debts.
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy — Reorganization
Chapter 13 is commonly referred to as a “wage earner” bankruptcy, and is often preferable for individuals with a regular income. When filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you get to keep all of your property (including nonexempt assets). In exchange, you pay back all or a portion of your debts through a repayment plan (the amount you must pay back depends on your income, expenses, and types of debt). Typically, Chapter 13 bankruptcy is for debtors who can afford to make monthly payments to get caught up on missed mortgage or car payments or pay off debts such as alimony or child support.
Stories from Around the Country:
Does a Judge Need to Decide What Counts as a “Craft” Beer?
Evan Parent, a San Diego home brewing enthusiast, is suing MillerCoors, the makers of the popular, if not exceptional, Blue Moon beer. Parent was interviewed by San Diego’s NBC7 and shared his reasoning for bringing the suit to court, “What this case is really about is people think they’re buying craft beer and they’re actually buying crafty marketing.”
Many states have strict laws designed to protect consumers from false and deceptive advertising (in fact, the Piatchek Law Firm uses such Missouri laws to defend clients who are victims of Timeshare Fraud) and Parent’s central premise is that MillerCoors does not produce Blue Moon beer in a fashion that meets the definition of what qualifies as a “Craft Beer” according to the Brewer’s Association.
According to the official Brewer’s Association, for a beer to be considered a craft beverage, the brewery must:
Blue Moon’s tagline “artfully crafted” has been targeted by Parent’s legal team as especially deceptive, as well as the fact that Blue Moon’s connection to MillerCoors is not indicated by any of the marketing materials or packaging labels.