How to Start an Online Bankruptcy Forms Processing Service

Written by Victoria Ring

How to Start an Online Bankruptcy Forms Processing Service by Victoria Ring, Certified Paralegal

Due torepparttar dramatic increase in technology, business professionals now haverepparttar 119285 ability to outsource their skills and earn extra money working from home as a bankruptcy forms processor. Unlike an attorney or notary public, a bankruptcy forms processor does not have jurisdictional limits. In other words, a bankruptcy forms processor could live in Yellow Springs, Ohio and prepare bankruptcy petitions, pleadings, Motions and other court documents for attorneys practicing in California, New York or any other U.S. state.

In fact, a bankruptcy forms processor can set up a bankruptcy business in their home with very little money and earn a full-time income very quickly. This concept has also openedrepparttar 119286 door for attorneys practicing in other areas of law to open a sideline bankruptcy practice, and many of these attorneys seek a freelance forms processor to process their paperwork for them.

This is where you as a bankruptcy forms processor can fill a need that is becoming more popular as electronic filing procedures become morerepparttar 119287 norm. In fact, some states now require electronic filing of all court documents. Paper documents are only accepted byrepparttar 119288 court from consumers or in other rare circumstances. It will not be long before allrepparttar 119289 states will have electronic filing procedures in place and those resistingrepparttar 119290 change will be left behind.

A typical bankruptcy forms processing business might operate like this:

1. Client either downloads or is emailed a set of Client Intake Forms in PDF format to print and fill out at their leisure.

2. Client will fax or email their completed forms torepparttar 119291 attorney or forms processor for review. Ifrepparttar 119292 attorney decides to acceptrepparttar 119293 bankruptcy case,repparttar 119294 forms processor can begin draftingrepparttar 119295 bankruptcy petition fromrepparttar 119296 information provided onrepparttar 119297 Client Intake Forms.

3. Areas ofrepparttar 119298 Client Intake Forms that are not properly completed byrepparttar 119299 client or containing statements that require a more detailed answer would be easy to take care of. The forms processor or attorney will simply call uprepparttar 119300 client and obtainrepparttar 119301 information. No appointment would be necessary.

4. Afterrepparttar 119302 drafting ofrepparttar 119303 bankruptcy petition,repparttar 119304 forms processor savesrepparttar 119305 document in PDF format and sends it torepparttar 119306 attorney as an attachment on an email.

What Is Intellectual Property?

Written by Trina L.C. Schiller

Intellectual property... now there's a real 90's deal. Copyrights, trade marks, patents, have been around for a long while, and are generally understood by most people. However, those legalities didn't encompass concepts, in need of protection, sincerepparttar exploration ofrepparttar 119284 virtual world, commenced.

Whenrepparttar 119285 Internet was born,repparttar 119286 transmission of ideas exploded. All of a sudden, there was a whole new realm of possibilities to be explored. Idea guys were suddenly in high demand, andrepparttar 119287 money began to flow.

Inrepparttar 119288 spirit of competition, we discovered a need to protect ideas, thought processes, and credit card numbers. So,repparttar 119289 government stepped in and wrote some laws, to protect what is in your head.

Intellectual Property is defined as:


"A product ofrepparttar 119290 intellect, that has commercial value, including copyrighted property such as, literary or artisic works, and ideational property, such as patenets, appellations of origins, business methods, and industrial processes."

"Intangible property that isrepparttar 119291 result of creativity (such as, patents, trademarks, or copyrights)."

"The ownership of ideas and control overrepparttar 119292 tangible, or virtual representations of those ideas..."

Concept theft is a problem that is not really talked about much, but it does exist. Remember when Bill Gates introduced Windows, and Steve Jobs accused him of ripping off Apple?

Withrepparttar 119293 Internet representing endless possibilities for creativity, it would only stand to reason, that cases of idea stealing should rise, as competition for dominating market shares increases.

If you've got marketable ideas, you'd better know your rights and responsibilities. If you don't, you'll kick yourself when someone steals your million dollar idea out from under you. You need to be legally protected and aware in cyberspace, just as you must inrepparttar 119294 real world. There are people out there, that would rather steal your idea than come up with something original, on their own.

If your desire to succeed brings you torepparttar 119295 consideration of wire-tapping someone else's brain waves, and making off with their ideas, you should catch up on your reading a bit. The government has taken this matter to heart, and legislated it pretty intensely. You should know your rights as an Internet Intellectual, andrepparttar 119296 penalties for idea stealing.

"The Economic Espionage Act of 1996 ("EEA") contains two separate provisions that criminalizerepparttar 119297 theft or misappropriation of trade secrets. The first provision, codified at 18 U.S.C. 1831(a), is directed towards foreign economic espionage and requires thatrepparttar 119298 theft ofrepparttar 119299 trade secret be done to benefit a foreign government, instrumentality, or agent. It states: (a) In general. -- Whoever, intending or knowing thatrepparttar 119300 offense will benefit any foreign government, foreign instrumentality, or foreign agent, knowingly - ** (1) steals, or without authorization appropriates, takes, carries away, or conceals, or by fraud, artifice, or deception obtains a trade secret; ** (2) without authorization copies, duplicates, sketches, draws, photographs, downloads, uploads, alters, destroys, photocopies, replicates, transmits, delivers, sends, mails, communicates, or conveys a trade secret; ** (3) receives, buys, or possesses a trade secret, knowingrepparttar 119301 same to have been stolen or appropriated, obtained, or converted without authorization; ** (4) attempts to commit any offense described in any of paragraphs (1) through (3); or ** (5) conspires with one or more other persons to commit any offense described in any of paragraphs (1) through (3), and one or more of such person do any act to effectrepparttar 119302 object ofrepparttar 119303 conspiracy, shall, except as provided in subsection (b), be fined not more than $500,000 or imprisoned not more than 15 years, or both. In contrast,repparttar 119304 second provision, 18 U.S.C. 1832, makes criminalrepparttar 119305 commercial theft of trade secrets, carried out for purely economic or commercial advantage:

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