1. Defining A Lawyer’s Practice Style

    Authored by John Berge   Read More...

  2. Health Savings Accounts No Longer Subject To Garnishment

    Authored by Mark Reinecke  Read More...

  3. Romance Scam Discharge Denied

    Romance Scammer’s Discharge Denied  Read More...

  4. Short Sale Debt Relief Extended Through 2013

    The “fiscal cliff” deal signed by President Obama on January 2, 2013 includes an extension of the Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act of 2007.  Debt forgiven as a result of a short sale or mortgage modification is ordinarily considered taxable income.   Short sales made up 22% of all residential sales in the third quarter of 2012.  Without such debt forgiveness, the current housing market recovery would be less likely.   Homeowners considering a short sale or mortgage modification should be aware that the extension expires January 1, 2014 and there are no guarantees that the Act will be extended again.  Read More...

  5. Annual Minutes Scam

    A number of us have received green envelopes in our mailboxes from “Corporate Records Service” warning the recipient about the annual minute requirement and providing a form for the minutes to be completed.  The form requests payment of $125.  While corporations must keep annual minutes, they are not filed with the state, so there is no filing fee to be paid.  Below is a link to the Corporation Division’s notice about the scam.  This notice should be disregarded.  Read More...

  6. 2012 Deschutes County Circuit Court Judicial Elections

    The May 2012 Primary Election results are in, and it’s BAGLEY vs. BALYEAT in the November general election for Deschutes County Circuit Court Judge.  Read More...