Ratings & Reviews
I highly recommend Mr. Zimmermann as an attorny. I recently purchased an investment property and boy was he helpful. He was easily available, very clear in explaining various concepts, laws and regulations, and provided very helpful tips o...
I highly recommend Mr. Zimmermann as an attorny. I recently purchased an investment property and boy was he helpful. He was easily available, very clear in explaining various concepts, laws and regulations, and provided very helpful tips on negotiating. I found his fee to be more than reasonable espcecially given the incredible availability he provides. In addition, he's very flexible, and he has first-person experience with various trade workers, so that when we needed to have some feature evaluated, it was arranged lightning fast. The fee was reasonable, the results were thorough and the outcome was extremely good. I was, honestly, like a babe in the woods in navigating this transaction, but with Jim taking the time to walk me through everything and explain/answer any questions I had, it was a completely pleasant experience. And I got the property I wanted for the price I was willing to pay. Let's not overlook the staff: totally helpful and knowledgeable. 5 Stars in my book.
What Happens to Your 401k in Bankruptcy?
- posted: Sep. 07, 2017
Your retirement accounts (401K, IRA, Roth-IRA) are totally excluded or "exempted" from your bankruptcy. In fact, the law is very clear that your retirement account "stays" yours in bankruptcy. Retirement accounts are a fundamental element of your retirement planning. Creditors have no power to force you to liquidate your 401K or IRA in bankruptcy. Usually, people make the mistake of voluntarily liquidating their retirement accounts to try to pay their bill. Big, big mistake. Usually, all that happens is you're stuck with the income tax obligation on the amount you liquidated and end up in bankruptcy anyway. You actually have pay the income tax on the monies you liquidated, even if you have to file bankruptcy anyway. It is almost never a good idea to liquidate your retirement accounts because they are totally safe in bankruptcy.