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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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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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Law Has No Place in A Perfect World?

    Jury Verdicts, Apologies, Kangaroos,      and Perfection Law Has No Place In A Perfect World? (Random Introspections From A Criminal Defense Attorney) Along with my Bankruptcy practice here in St. Louis, Missouri, I am a Trial Attorney. In most cases, I represent people who have been accused by the government (Either the State of Missouri […]

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Paying Back Friends or Relatives

Paying Back Friends or Relatives Before Filing I can payback Granny before I file, can’t I? No, and Don’t Borrow Money From Relatives. Remember, you’re likely not going to be able “borrow” your way out of debt at this point. If you’re reading this, and considering borrowing money from relatives, it’s probably for the purpose […]

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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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