The bankruptcy laws changed in October 2005. These laws makes it harder for a very low-income person to find a lawyer to help with a bankruptcy case. We have posted this information to help you figure out what to do.
In Maine, if you cannot pay your tax bill for the property you live on, there is something you can do. Your city or town can decide that you don't have to pay some or all of it. This is called a "poverty tax abatement."
If you did not have healthcare coverage then you could face a tax penalty under the Affordable Care Act, known as the "Shared Responsibility Payment." But this is not true for everyone, especially low-income households.
Many Maine employers are using payroll cards instead of paper checks or direct deposit to pay wages. This is a growing trend around the country. Payroll cards may be good for some employees, but there are risks and hidden costs involved. Here’s what you need to know.
This is to help you to understand some basics about the bankruptcy laws and rules. This may help you to make a more informed decision about whether filing for bankruptcy makes sense for you. We assume that you are a low-income client who may not be able to afford a lawyer.