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How to Deal with the World’s Worst Roommate

August 10th, 2018|Real Estate|

In February, New York magazine’s article “Worst Roommate Ever” went viral. Detailing the life and crimes of Jamison Bachman, the piece lives up to its title, revealing how the serial squatter used his legal education to slowly but forcefully edge his roommates out of their own homes. Using technical terminology to intimidate and taking several [...]

Is There Such a Thing as a Pet Personal Injury Case?

July 31st, 2018|Personal Injury|

Most personal injury cases deal with damage done to human life and property. If someone’s negligence caused you injury, that person can be held accountable for medical and insurance bills, and compensation for pain and suffering. If their recklessness also caused damage to or loss of property, they must pay for repairs or replacements, and [...]

Can Bankruptcy Discharge My Student Loan Debt? 

July 20th, 2018|Bankruptcy, Debt Relief|

We’ve often talked about debt here at Bellah Perez, PLLC — credit cards, mortgages, auto loans, medical debt. It’s become an unfortunate part of modern life. Now, the younger generations are facing serious debt in one specific form: student loans. In fact, Forbes reports that U.S. student loan debt amounts to $1.31 trillion, making it [...]

Exploding E-Cigarettes and Victim Blaming

July 17th, 2018|Personal Injury|

In February, an Arizona woman got into her truck and was leaving work when something that “looked like fireworks started to explode in [her] lap,” as she told AZ Family. Melissa Madsen’s e-cigarette had malfunctioned and exploded. To escape the flames, she jumped out of her moving vehicle. The ordeal ended with her own truck [...]

Backyard Barnyard: The Fowl Debate Raging in Arizona Cities

June 27th, 2018|Real Estate|

A famous Friends episode opens with Rachel and Monica being awakened by a loudly crowing bird. They trace the noise across the hall, where Chandler and Joey explain their pet chick “may be turning into a rooster”. Their ownership of a chick and a duck in a New York City apartment is mined for comedy — [...]

Social Media Blunders to Avoid During Divorce

April 5th, 2018|Divorce, Family Law|

We’ve covered common questions during divorce, but social media in particular is increasingly a concern. While there’s nothing inherently wrong with maintaining your online accounts during divorce, there are still pitfalls. Luckily, forewarned is forearmed. Pitfall #1: Badmouthing Your Ex Unsurprisingly, broadcasting your conflicts with your former spouse over the Internet isn’t wise when you’re [...]

When HOAs Behave Badly

November 30th, 2017|Real Estate|

Among the most common real estate problems faced by homeowners is a conflict with a Homeowners Association. The stereotypes about HOAs are familiar to everyone: micromanaging, pettiness, unreasonable demands, tyrannical Christmas decoration policies. However, most legal troubles faced by homeowners going against their HOA have less to do with inflatable Santas installed on rooftops and [...]