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Calculating Child Support; What is the Form 14?

Child Support Form 14

The Determination of Child Support Figuring the Total Cost to Raise Children When the parties to a dissolution have children together, there’s generally an issue of child support; who pays who and how much.  In Missouri, the court relies on the “Child Support Guidelines”, an established set of data ($ figures),that the legislature believes it […]

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What are The “Grounds for Divorce”?

What are The “Grounds for Divorce”?What does the term “Grounds for Divorce” even mean?  Basically, it means the reason, or the basis.  It answers the question: what right do you have to ask for a divorce?  Oddly, in some states, there has to be a “reason” why one is filing for a divorce, an excuse […]

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What Does it Cost to File Bankruptcy?

The Cost of Filing Bankruptcy You’re feeling broke, and your looking into bankruptcy.  You’re asking how did I get to here, and how much does it cost to file bankruptcy anyway?  That’s an easy one, you’re broke, or close to it, and it doesn’t appear there’s relief on the horizon.  And you’re wondering how you’ll even pay to get help […]

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Personal Injury Claims in Bankruptcy

Personal Injury Claims

Personal Injury Claims are not exempt in Bankruptcy Is My Personal Injury Claim Protected in Bankruptcy? Answer:   No, personal injury claims are not protected in Missouri Bankruptcy. Often, I speak with clients who have on-going cases involving an automobile accident.  Many times, it’s the cost associated with such accidents that in part, leads them to […]

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Cracking the Secret Code to Bankruptcy

Newsflash – There’s No Secret Code to Bankruptcy; They Actually Wrote it Down! Everyone’s Got an Opinion. You’ve heard all about it, mostly the negatives, the stereotypes, and the “water-cooler talk” on TV, or among friends, maybe in the break room at work; “OMG, did you know Susan and her husband filed bankruptcy?  What the heck […]

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Reaffirmation Agreements

Reaffirmation Agreements in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy “To Reaffirm or Not to Reaffirm, That is the Question!” What is a Reaffirmation Agreement? A reaffirmation agreement in a Bankruptcy is a legally enforceable agreement to repay all or a portion of a debt. In order for the agreement to be valid the creditor must sign the agreement as […]

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