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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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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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Will I Lose My Jewelry in Bankruptcy?

Jewelry in Bankruptcy

Jewelry in a Bankruptcy Will I Lose My Jewelry In Bankruptcy? Answer:  Probably not. Schedule B in both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy list all the assets you own.  It’s important to keep in  mind that the debtor is responsible for listing all assets.  Often, and understandably, debtors believe they are only to list the assets […]

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Represent Yourself in Bankruptcy

Filing Bankruptcy Yourself

Represent Yourself In Bankruptcy? Molars, Brakes and Haircuts, Just to Name a Few I don’t try to fix the brakes on my car. The reasoning behind this policy is simple, I don’t really know anything about fixing brakes, cars, or really anything automotive. Oh sure, I’m a fairly smart fellow, and I could go buy […]

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