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Federal Exemptions in Oregon Bankruptcy

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News | by — June 28, 2013

The Federal Bankruptcy Code provides for the use of Federal Exemptions in bankruptcy, unless a state opts out of the federal exemptions. On June 25th, the Oregon Senate passed SB 396. This bill removes the “opt-out” language from our state exemptions, thereby allowing a debtor in bankruptcy to use either federal or state exemptions (but not […]

An info-graphic on MERS

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News | by — August 7, 2011

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We’ve all heard much about Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems (MERS) in the news lately. This chart gives a concise nutshell explanation of MERS and its role in the securitization of home mortgages. Everyone is scratching their heads on where this is headed. More and more courts are taking issue with the role MERS played, refusing […]

Is there an economic advantage to collaborative divorce?

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News | by — August 7, 2011

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This is an interesting article featured on The Huffington Post, regarding the potential economic advantages of Collaborative divorce over a litigated divorce. Contact Eblen Freed if you are interested in learning more about the Collaborative process.