Dallas Divorce

Just got off the phone with my buddy in Dallas who just found out he’s going to be getting a divorce.  What a bummer, so many years together, the kids, the house but I told him look you’ve got to get a good lawyer.  Dallas divorce attorneys are some of the best in the country so finding a good one shouldn’t be hard for him.

I ‘m not sure what will happen when my buddy’s divorce is final.  How much he’ll get to keep or how often he’ll get to see the kids but I do know that finding the right divorce attorney in Dallas is going to be his best weapon.  If he can get a lawyer that has a lot of experience in handling divorces he will certainly have an advantage when he has to go to court.

Hard Money Loans MD

We are looking to start a new business but have been told by a few lenders our business model is “outside the box” and suggested we look into a hard money loan.  As I understand hard money loans are usually funded by a private company and have different qualifications than those of traditional lending institutions.  Since we live in Maryland we knew we needed to find a hard money loans MD company.

As luck would have it we were able to find a hard money lender in MD who made it very easy for us to qualify.  They had several ways we could qualify including being asset rich, which by owning some property we were.  So while most people are being turned down for conventional loans we have qualified for a hard money loan and are well on our way to opening our new business.

Mesothelioma, what options are available?

I was recently informed that a relative of mine has mesothelioma and my first reaction was, what is that?  After some reading I found out mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that develops from the protective lining that covers many of the body’s internal organs and is usually caused by exposure to asbestos.

Once I understood what it was I wanted to find out what could be done to help my relative.  Not only medically but what they could do legally since they had definitely had asbestos exposure from working in the construction industry.  What I found was a mesothelioma lawyer and I gave my relative their information so they have a chance at being taken care of financially.

Selling a Structured Settlement

I got a call from my friend Bob the other day, things are tight for him which is actually quite normal.  You see a few years ago Bob was in an accident and as a result he is unable to work.  Now luckily he had a good lawyer who was able to sue the trucking company that owned the truck that hit him but although he got a nice settlement what he found out is you don’t get all of that money in one lump sum, instead there is a structured settlement created to pay the money out over time.

So yes Bob has money coming in on a regular basis but his needs now really dictate he find a way to get the rest of the money owed him.  So I did some research and found out he could sell his structured settlement.  There are numerous companies that will buy structured settlments and from what I could find out they do this in a timely manner.  I don’t know what Bob is going to do but at least he has a solution for his cash flow now.

First Class Travel

I got a call from the boss who needed to book a trip and his normal source (secretary) was out for the day so I was tapped to do so.  Not a big deal I thought, just jump online and book at Orbitz or something like that, until he added the words I only take trips first class so make sure you book my tickets with first class travel arrangements.  Things just got a bit more difficult BUT not impossible and as I began my  online search I found out it was actually going to be fairly easy.

Evidently there are travel agencies that focus on first class and business class travel and because they focus on this part of the travel industry they can actually offer discount first class airfare.  Now I’m beginning to feel like I can actually be a hero!  I can book the trip first class and save money at the same time!  That ought to get me an attaboy but hopefully not the permanent job of travel agent to the boss.