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How the undocumented are treated in federal prisons

A commentary at The Marshall Project claims that undocumented immigrants in the federal prison system aren’t given the same “work and self-improvement opportunities” offered to citizens. Jacob Shuman says, “The truth is that the BOP discriminates against undocumented people by … Continue reading

7 tips for avoiding estate fights

When drawing up wills and other estate planning documents, don’t forget about the person’s personal property, advises estate planner John J. Scroggin. According to CNBC, “The single biggest point of conflict among family members is not the million dollars over … Continue reading

‘Dreamer’ application deadline Thursday

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After the Trump administration ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in March, it said it would continue to process pending and renewal applications received through Thursday, October 4, according to the Los Angeles Times. With that deadline … Continue reading

Liability Medicare Set Asides (LMSAs): October is here! Now what?

By B. Josh Pettingill, MBA, MS, MSCC & Jason D. Lazarus, J.D., LL.M., MSCC The debate regarding addressing Medicare‚Äôs future interest in liability settlements is filled with nuance and subtleties. An essential step in understanding the big picture is starting … Continue reading

Podcast: Caught in the bankruptcy feedback loop

Do blacks who file bankruptcy fare as well as whites who do? Not necessarily, according to a report by The Atlantic and ProPublica. Black Americans are “far less likely” than white Americans to have their debts successfully erased — to … Continue reading

What’s the difference between chapters 7 & 13 bankruptcy?

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When deciding to file personal bankruptcy, choosing the right chapter is critically important. Is a chapter 7 better for you, or a chapter 13? ProPublica takes a look at the differences between the two types and offers advice for those … Continue reading

Homeland Security to begin collecting more data on immigrants

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The Department of Homeland Security will begin increasing the amount of online data it collects about immigrants in October, according to reports. DHS will expand its data collection to include social media posts and search results. The new policy will … Continue reading

Not all assets are equal in a divorce

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Divorce can take a terrible toll on those who choose to end a marriage. But making financial missteps during the process can make matters even worse in the long run. Depending on how intertwined your finances are, you may want … Continue reading

Podcast: What does Trump really want for the ‘Dreamers?’

President Trump has passed the buck to Congress on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or ‘dreamers’ program. Trump ordered a phase-out of the program over six months to give Congress time to find a solution. In this edition … Continue reading

Video: What to know about the end of the DACA

What will “Dreamers” do now that the Trump administration has ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program enacted by his predecessor? Nearly 800,000 people will be affected by Trump’s decision. The Washington Post produced this video that examines … Continue reading