Content from the Month of
August 2016

Content from August, 2016

Residential Eviction Process for Non-Payment in Rhode Island – Step 3 of 6: Serving the Required Court Documents

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The landlord must notify the tenant of the eviction lawsuit and hearing date by serving the required court documents. Service is the process for notifying the tenant that an eviction case has been filed, that a hearing date has been scheduled, and that the tenant must appear in court or respond to the lawsuit. The

Residential Eviction Process for Non-Payment in Rhode Island – Step 2 of 6: Initiating an Eviction Lawsuit

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Filing an eviction lawsuit is necessary if a tenant does not respond to the landlord’s 5-day demand letter. If a tenant does not pay rent or move out in response to a landlord’s 5-day demand letter, an eviction case will need to be filed. In general, starting an eviction lawsuit for non-payment of rent involves

Residential Eviction Process for Non-Payment in Rhode Island – Step 1 of 6: Sending the 5-Day Demand Letter

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The content and timing of the 5-day demand letter are governed by law. It is crucial that the demand substantially complies with the form set by law. If it does not, it will delay the eviction process. A sample demand letter can be found here, but it’s important to address the specific format and content

Debunking Common Bankruptcy Misconceptions

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Even though I often come in contact with people who think otherwise, there is no shame in seeking bankruptcy protection. Most people who feel shame about filing for bankruptcy tend to fall into one of two camps. The first consists of people who are overwhelmed by debt but, for various reasons, wait months and even

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Fees and Costs

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When I speak with a potential bankruptcy client for the first time, two questions typically come up early on in the conversation: “How much does bankruptcy cost?” and “How can I possibly afford it?” This post discusses the costs of bankruptcy. To read about my thoughts on paying and managing the costs, click here. In

Paying for the Costs and Fees of Bankruptcy

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People contemplating filing for bankruptcy typically want to know two things: “How can I possibly afford to pay to file a case?” and “How much does bankruptcy cost?” This post discusses the the affordability of bankruptcy. To learn more about the specific costs of filing a bankruptcy case, click here. Understandably, the combined legal fees