Debt Collection – What's Legal?

Season 2, Episode 18 – You’ve just received a call from a debt collector. What is the first thing you do? Do you hang up and block the number? Or do you ask for identification? Should you immediately negotiate a repayment plan? Or should you ask for proof of the debt owed? What are your rights? What are the debt collector’s rights? It’s important to know what to do, and what not to do if you get a call - or a letter - claiming you owe someone money. In this podcast episode, JDSA Attorney Devon Gray talks about Debt Collection - What’s Legal, And What’s Not.

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Uncomfortable—But Necessary—Estate Planning Questions

Season 2, Episode 17 – It’s the conversation no one ever wants to have: What happens when I die? It’s not the philosophical talk, but the legal talk…the one that clarifies your wishes. Few of us want to think about our own death, or those we will leave behind. It’s just plain uncomfortable. And yet, we have a responsibility to our loved ones to do it. So who will raise your kids? Who will care for your pets? What do you want to happen if you end up on life support? Planning your will is complex, and there will be awkward questions. In this podcast episode, JDSA Attorney Bryce Mackay talks about Uncomfortable—But Necessary—Estate Planning Questions.

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Divorce – Who Gets What, And How is That Determined?

Season 2, Episode 16 – Ever heard anyone say discussing divorce is easy? Likely, not. Divorce is never an easy conversation. And the division of assets and liabilities can make that discussion even harder. In fact, do you know what assets and liabilities you jointly share? Who gets what? The house. The car. The money. The bills. Is it fair to all parties – and the kids? Can you go back to court to revisit the decisions later? What you think you know about who gets what in a divorce may surprise you. In this episode, JDSA Attorney Jordan Miller discusses Divorce – Who Gets What, And How is That Determined?

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Tips for Avoiding Litigation – In Agreements and Contracts

Season 2, Episode 15 – A contract. An agreement. Is there a difference? Chances are you never thought about it. So what makes a contract or an agreement a good idea? When should you have one? What should be included? There’s so much more to consider than what the good ol' handshake can cover. And knowing how to properly lay out your expectations can help you avoid litigation down the road. In this podcast episode, JDSA Attorney Matthew Hitchcock presents Tips for Avoiding Litigation – In Agreements and Contracts.

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What is Probate? (And Should I Avoid It?)

Season 2, Episode 14 – Has anyone ever asked you to be the Executor of their estate? Will you one day have to take care of a family member’s will and estate? One big part of a will is Probate. So…what is it? How does the process work? And does every estate have to go through probate? What about your own will? Should you have a probate-avoidance plan? There’s much to consider. In this podcast episode, JDSA Attorney Bryce Mackay answers the questions: What is Probate? (And Should I Avoid It?)

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