brandon bankruptcy lawyers | Law Firm Newswire - Part 2

Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 7, 2011 – Osenton Law Offices offers the Brandon and Tampa community with a free, informational bankruptcy seminar. The next seminar is on June 9 at 6 p.m. Many individuals and families need help to eliminate debt, maintain their home and savings, and halt foreclosure. The hour-long seminar will also cover alternatives to bankruptcy. Reginald Osenton, the Brandon bankruptcy attorney at Osenton Law Offices, will go over the difference between the two different versions of bankruptcy, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. “The seminars allow you to ask any question you have about bankruptcy and […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 2, 2011 – In honor of last month’s Mother’s Day, Osenton Law Offices would like to say bravo to mothers who are busy raising their kids solo and keeping their family as the number one priority. As nurturers and teachers, mothers can be great role models. But sometimes the chaos of the day and back-and-forth on the parenting agreement schedule can make finances take the back burner. As a Tampa divorce attorney and Tampa family law attorney, Laurel A. Tesmer counsels many women who multitask wonderfully but need some guidance to avoid the financial […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 27, 2011 – Osenton Law Offices has announced the firm will host the Osenton Law Offices Seminar Series. The seminars will occur at the firm’s office in Brandon. The firm has hosted free bankruptcy seminars since 2009 and now the series has expanded to include other legal areas. On June 21, attorney Laurel Tesmer will present a free seminar on divorce, child custody, and other family law issues at 6 p.m. Tesmer is the lead Brandon divorce attorney at the firm and a member of the Marital and Family Law Sections of the Florida […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 19, 2011 – Osenton Law Offices is continuing to provide the community with a sought-after bankruptcy seminar. The next seminars are on April 28 and May 10 at 6 p.m., as part of the Osenton Law Offices Seminar Series. Many Brandon and Tampa area individuals and families need help to slash debt, keep their home and assets and stop the foreclosure process. Alternatives to bankruptcy will also be discussed at the hour-long seminar. Osenton Law Offices started giving the free bankruptcy seminars in 2009. Given the success of the seminars, the firm recently decided […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 27, 2011 – Most individuals try to get a Chapter 7 bankruptcy so they can forego monthly payments to a trustee. Chapter 7 bankruptcies wipe debts away and give individuals a fresh start while protecting their home and other assets. No matter what, individuals must be ready for meeting with the trustee in bankruptcy court. Usually one month after the bankruptcy petition is filed an individual will meet with the bankruptcy trustee. The trustee acts as a representative of an individual’s creditors and will ask a series of questions under oath to determine the […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 18, 2011 – Divorces that go smoothly without lawyers and thorough negotiations can come back to haunt individuals many years later. Tampa family law attorney Laurel A. Tesmer recently had a new client come to her for legal guidance with a stressful situation. The client’s ex-spouse did not fill out the divorce paperwork correctly and did not pay the house mortgage, leaving her liable. “Time after time, we hear about sad events like this,” said Tesmer, who counsels clients at Osenton Law Offices, P.A. “If the paperwork is not filled out correctly, an individual […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 12, 2011 – Family law and bankruptcy attorney Laurel A. Tesmer, Esq. has received a lot of kudos lately. From her active role in Leadership Brandon this year to writing an article for the Hillsborough County Bar Association’s magazine, The Lawyer, she is an emerging star in the legal profession and her community. With the current dire state of the economy, Laurel A. Tesmer, Esq. and her colleagues at Osenton Law Offices, P.A., are fielding a lot of calls and consultations about what comes first – divorce or bankruptcy. “Today, many of our clients […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 31, 2011 – Wealthy individuals and married couples will have two years – 2011 and 2012 – to give a minimum of $5 million to loved ones without having to pay gift tax. The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 created this tax break right before the winter holidays. Before then, individuals could only give $1 million tax-free, and it will transfer back to this amount in 2013. With this legislation, gift, estate and GST tax-free minimums are now unified. And tax rates for estate and gift taxes are […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 17, 2011 – Personal bankruptcies increased to nine percent in 2010, affecting more than 1.5 million people. With estimates showing that in 2011 families and individuals will still be battling with high debts, stagnant job and income growth, it is hard to know which way to go with bills piling up. TV and newspaper ads hawk the benefits of debt settlement one minute and bankruptcy the next. Debt settlement agencies negotiate directly with creditors to try to reduce debts for unsecured debt like personal loans, credit cards and medical bills, but not secured debt. […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 8, 2011 – Brandon attorney Laurel Tesmer recently was accepted as a member of the Leadership Brandon Class of 2011. Tesmer is an attorney at Osenton Law Offices, P.A., with offices in Brandon and Lakeland, Florida. Her practice concentrates in family law, bankruptcy, estate planning, civil litigation and other matters. Leadership Brandon is hosted by the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce. It is designed to assist leaders of the Brandon community in perfecting their leadership skills while learning about the issues affecting the community. Each month the class has a day-long session. This month […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 4, 2011 – On February 12, the attorneys and staff of Osenton Law Offices, P.A. will host its annual Cars, Bars & Cigars Party. The event is held each year to celebrate the start of the racing season on the night of the Budweiser Shootout race, a prelude to the Daytona 500. The Shootout is a major race between the 12 drivers that qualified for the 2010 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, past NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions, past Budweiser Shootout, Daytona 500, and Coke Zero 400 champions, as well as all of […]


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When considering personal bankruptcy, most people consider Chapter 13 and, even more so, Chapter 7. But there is another popular chapter, too: Chapter 11. Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 27, 2010 – “Although originally intended for businesses, individuals can be required to file for this chapter if their debt exceeds the limits of Chapter 13 bankruptcy,” said Tampa bankruptcy lawyer, Reginald Osenton of Osenton Law Offices in Brandon, Florida. Currently, the limits of Chapter 13 bankruptcy are $1,081,500 for secured debt and $360,525 for unsecured debt. The threshold changes every three years in proportion to the Consumer Price Index. […]


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Consumer bankruptcy filings for the first half of this year are currently at record levels. There is evidence to suggest that a good number of these scenarios include divorce situations where a spouse is receiving or paying for child support and/or alimony. Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 11, 2010 – “Child support payments and spousal support payments generally cannot be discharged in bankruptcy,” said Tampa bankruptcy lawyer Reginald Osenton of Osenton Law Offices in Brandon, Florida. “This means that a parent who owes child support cannot usually escape meeting those obligations, no matter whether it is Chapter 7 or […]


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