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Lawyer Language

Lawyer Lingo Guide to Navigating The Ridiculous Nonsense That Lawyers Speak. “W” is for “What?” Be it in Bankruptcy, Criminal Law, Personal Injury or Divorce, lawyers do love to use “lawyer lingo”. We use words like “Re-Rec” and “nolle prosequi”, and speak in terms of Form 14’s, pre-auths, SIS’ and SES’, rather than just saying […]

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Senior Citizens Filing Bankruptcy

Financial Crisis – Senior Citizens: Retirement and Bankruptcy “They’ll Take My House, and I Wanted The Kids To Get It Someday” Retirement Wasn’t Suppose to be Like This:   It’s the side of bankruptcy you usually don’t see or think about, the side that is little discussed; senior citizens filing bankruptcy. It’s also the fastest growing […]

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Do I Make Too Much to File Bankruptcy?


Calculating Income in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Answering the Question of: Do I Make Too Much? I hear this question on a regular basis; “Do I make too much to file?”  Although the question seems basic, the answer is actually quite complex. I wanted to write this article to answer an initial consideration, before the above […]

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Suspended Imposition of Sentence in Missouri

Is a Suspended Imposition of Sentence on my Criminal Record? A Suspended Imposition of Sentence, or “SIS” as it’s commonly referred to, is a hybrid disposition, and common tool used in Missouri as a means of ending criminal cases. Essentially, it is an agreement between the parties (generally the Defendant and the Prosecutor) that allows everyone to […]

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Life After Bankruptcy

Life After Bankruptcy Chapter 7 Discharge Granted, Now What? What does Life After Bankruptcy look like?  Your Fresh Start has occurred, and everything seems oddly quiet.  All is good, totally good! It’s the notion of the “fresh start” or the “New Beginning”, and frankly, it’s the weight that’s been taken off your shoulder, the stress […]

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Will Bankruptcy Effect My Credit Score?

How Will a Bankruptcy Effect my Credit Score? What Credit Score are you Protecting? FICO credit scores range from 300-850, with 723 being the median. Scores below 600 are considered bad (high risk borrowers), 620 being the dividing line between good and bad, and above 700 being excellent. Scores are based on payment history, outstanding […]

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