Demand for Disclosure

Lien Rights in Bankruptcy

By Bryan Zlimen

4th Circuit Case Looks at Perfecting Liens During Bankruptcy Court finds that when a lien right arises pre-petition, the lien can be perfected despite the automatic stay. Subcontractor Claims: What can you do once your General Contractor Files Bankruptcy?

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Collection Tips for Subcontractors

By Bryan Zlimen

Collecting as a Subcontractor: Tips You Need to Know One of the most common types of collection matters our firm sees is subcontractors who aren’t getting paid on a job. If you work as a sub, knowing who you can collect from, what collection tools are available to you, and taking care to reduce disputes…

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Small Claims Court Limit Raised

By Bryan Zlimen

Up to $15,000 in most cases Conciliation court, also called “Small Claims” court, can be an inexpensive and simple way to convert collectibles into judgments.  Beginning August 1st, conciliation plaintiffs will be able to claim up to $15,000 in most cases.   For plaintiffs in consumer credit matters, the maximum claim will remain at $4,000.00.  See…

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Demand for Disclosure

By Bryan Zlimen

When a judgment debtor isn’t paying a judgment, the judgment creditor has the option of sending a court order that requires that debtor to disclose various assets and financial information to make collection possible.  If the debtor fails to do so, the creditor can request that the debtor be held in contempt of court.  A…

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