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January 2015 Archives

How a bankruptcy may impact a Delaware eviction

Delaware landlords may not be aware that if they have started the eviction process against a tenant, it may be possible for the tenant to delay eviction if he or she has filed for a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. In the event that the tenant filed for bankruptcy before the landlord starts the eviction process, the tenant may be granted a stay of the eviction. However, the landlord may ask a federal court to lift the stay, which is likely to be granted since the rental property has no bearing on the value of the tenant's assets.

Delaware rental law and summary possession actions

Delaware law provides a strict series of guidelines for the protection of all parties to a lease of residential or commercial property. The intent is to ensure all sides are treated fairly and equitably. Understanding the rights and obligations of all parties prior to, during and after a summary possession action can help prevent costly misunderstandings or outright rejection of the case by the court having jurisdiction.

Motor Vehicle Accident Involving Black Ice

As winter rapidly approaches and temperatures begin to fall, snow and ice can present difficult and dangerous road hazards that can affect your daily drive. While wet roads and roads covered with packed snow or ice are obvious hazards, black ice, however, lacks the signals that convey its danger to drivers and cause serious injuries. Black ice occurs more commonly at night and early in the morning, when temperatures are lowest.