Stopping Repossession in AZ Bankruptcy Newsletter Nov. 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!The Pew Law Center’s Arizona Bankruptcy Newsletter, November 2012, is now available for you to share with all of your family and friends. Before you start holiday shopping for the kids, be sure to read important safety considerations regarding button batteries in children’s toys.

Here are some of the other topics covered in this month’s newsletter:

How To Avoid the Repo Man

Are you struggling to make your car payments? Our lead story is chock-full of useful tips on how to avoid repossession of a vehicle when loan payments are past due. You may be surprised at how many options are available to avoid the repo man.

George Clinton’s Funkadelic Tax Bill

In another celebrity tax case, the legendary Dr. Funkenstein finds himself under IRS scrutiny for years of unpaid taxes. Learn what’s happening with George Clinton, the 71-year-old funk musician and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.

New Mexico Spouses Guilty of Tax Evasion

This husband and wife tax-evading team from New Mexico concealed over $768,000 in taxable income from the IRS. The result? Mr. and Mrs. Kupfer are both looking at up to fifteen years in federal prison.

Lung Cancer Rate Rising in Women and Nonsmokers

Did you know that November 15 marks the American Cancer Society’s 37th annual Great American Smokeout? With over 60 million Americans smoking tobacco, with lung cancer rates on the rise among women and non-smokers, you really should read this article and share it with the people you care about.

The Dangers of Distracted Drivingdistracted driving

With increasing holiday travel in and around the Valley, it’s even more important to stay very focused on your driving because other drivers may not be. Get the facts about the problem of being distracted while driving (and it’s not just using a cell phone that’s dangerous).

Button Batteries, Big Problems for Small Children

We’re getting very close to the biggest gift giving season of them all for children. If Santa brings button battery-operated toys, make sure that precautions are taken to keep those batteries secure from curious tots and babies. The U.S. Consumer Protection Safety Commission has several recommendations to consider before you start shopping for holiday gifts.

The Pew Law Center’s legal team wishes you and your family a safe and very Happy Thanksgiving holiday!