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December 15, 2017

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Peters and Associates Law Firm

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Ask an Attorney: Should I use a payday loan for holiday expenses?
Monday, December 11, 2017
In 2016, the Pew Charitable Trust reported that 12 million Americans take out payday loans each year, and pay $9 billion on the loan fees.
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Ask an Attorney: Can I refinance if I have a foreclosure on my credit report?
Monday, November 27, 2017
Being able to refinance will depend on the amount of time that has passed following the foreclosure, the amount of credit you’ve been able to build in the meantime, and the lender’s mandatory requirements. Fortunately, lenders are becoming more forgiving about credit mishaps and it’s becoming easier to recover from events like foreclosures, short sales and bankruptcies.
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Ask an Attorney: What legal documents should I have in order?
Monday, November 13, 2017
Getting your "affairs in order," may seem like something only older people need to do, but in fact, there are a few key documents all adults should have, regardless of their age. These documents are important for your future and the future of your family. It's best to have them prepared before you think you'll need them.
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Ask an Attorney: Who is liable for my child’s injury?
Monday, October 30, 2017
Exploring legal options if your child was injured at a friend's house, while playing sports or as a result of bullying.
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Ask an Attorney: What are renters’ rights in Las Vegas?
Monday, October 16, 2017
The main pillars of landlord-tenant laws come down to the responsibilities of both parties. Landlords are required to provide safe and habitable housing for tenants; tenants are required to cooperate with the landlord and maintain the housing in good condition. However, this is simply the basic premise — there are many important laws renters should know.
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Ask an Attorney: What happens if I die without a will?
Monday, September 25, 2017
No one wants to plan for the worst, but getting your affairs in order is something you should do sooner rather than later.
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Ask an Attorney: What do I do if I’m hit by an uninsured driver?
Monday, September 11, 2017
When you’re in an accident with a driver who fails to produce proof of insurance at the scene, you need to call the police immediately.
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Ask an Attorney: Why are there so many legal ads in Las Vegas?
Monday, August 28, 2017
There are a few factors to explain the amount of legal advertising in the Las Vegas Valley. One of the biggest is that Las Vegas is a destination city with a transient local population, collecting thousands of new residents per month.
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Ask an Attorney: What if I have a car accident in a different state?
Monday, August 14, 2017
Dealing with an out-of-state insurance claim, especially when there were injuries involved, can be a somewhat arduous process, but accidents between Las Vegas and Southern California residents are common.
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Ask an Attorney: I was bitten by a dog. What do I do?
Monday, July 31, 2017
You’re absolutely entitled to compensation for your medical bills, as well as any future medical bills that result from the bite (including, among other treatments, physical therapy or cosmetic surgery for scarring). It’s also likely that you’ll be able to receive compensation for lost wages, if applicable, and pain and suffering, because animal attacks can be very traumatic.
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Ask an Attorney: How long does it take to rebuild credit after bankruptcy?
Monday, July 17, 2017
While the task may seem daunting, it’s absolutely possible to rebuild your credit score following a bankruptcy. In fact, when handled properly, many people can achieve a credit score of 700 or more within two years.
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Ask an Attorney: Travel smart this Fourth of July weekend
Friday, June 30, 2017
Fourth of July celebrations are a capstone of summer, especially here in Las Vegas. Pool parties, barbecues, day clubs, nightclubs and more—the options for a great time are limitless. Unfortunately, it’s also a dangerous weekend to be on the road.
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Ask an Attorney: How can I teach my child about finances?
Monday, June 19, 2017
Teaching your kids financial skills when they’re young is one of the best ways to prepare them for the responsibilities they’ll encounter as adults — and the earlier you start this process, the better.
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Ask an Attorney: Should I consider a reverse mortgage?
Monday, May 22, 2017
Depending on the circumstances, reverse mortgages can be helpful for some seniors, but they can be risky. It’s important to understand what you’re getting into before making the leap.
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Ask an Attorney: Coping with debt as a senior citizen
Monday, May 8, 2017
According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute, in 2013 a reported 65.4 percent of households headed by an adult age 55 or older carried some level of debt. The median amount of debt for those households was an estimated $47,900 — a 167.6 percent increase since 1992.