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Bankruptcy: What’s Holding you Back from Getting a Fresh Financial Start?

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Bankruptcy is designed to assist people with starting fresh, but many wait too long before seeking help. A major benefit of bankruptcy is a fresh financial start. Even courts recognize that bankruptcy law is designed to give “…the honest but unfortunate debtor…a new opportunity in life and a clear field for future effort, unhampered by

Residential Eviction Process for Non-Payment in Rhode Island – Step 6 of 6: Writ of Execution

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A writ of execution is a formal document needed to move a tenant from a rental unit with the help of a constable or sheriff. An eviction judgment, by itself, is insufficient to remove a residential tenant from a rental unit. The landlord must still request a writ of execution from the court. Whereas a

Residential Eviction Process for Non-Payment in Rhode Island – Step 5 of 6: Judgment

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The judgment indicates which party won the case and what they are legally entitled to. Following the trial, the judge will will weigh the evidence presented by the landlord and tenant and make a decision about who should prevail. The judge’s decision is memorialized in writing in a judgment. If the judgment is in favor

Being Judgment Proof: Not as Great as it Sounds

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The phrase “judgment proof” typically refers to a situation where a person being sued is unable to pay, or receives income or support that is protected by various state or federal laws. Therefore the person probably would not be forced by a court to make involuntary payments to whoever is suing or has obtained a