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Peggy Jones Golden Lawyer

Peggy Jones Golden

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Bankruptcy & Debt, Accident & Injury, Divorce & Family Law, Criminal, Estate

Attorney Jones Golden is a practicing lawyer in the state of Georgia.

Davis  Hewitt Lawyer

Davis Hewitt

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Accident & Injury, Bankruptcy & Debt, Business, Power of Attorney, Estate

For the past 17 years, I have been defending cases for insurance companies and corporations in the State and Federal Courts of Georgia. Basically, m... (more)

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Karen J. Malachi Lawyer

Karen J. Malachi

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Bankruptcy & Debt, Accident & Injury, Divorce & Family Law, Criminal, Employment

Attorney Karen Malachi, is a native of Washington D.C. Karen Malachi is a graduate of Emory University School of Law, and Oglethorpe University. Attor... (more)

Karen  King Lawyer

Karen King

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Bankruptcy & Debt, Bankruptcy, Collection, Credit & Debt, Reorganization

We have helped thousands of clients avoid home foreclosure, car repossession and reduce their other debts. Our experienced team fully understands the... (more)

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Stephanie Kenecya Sheppard Lawyer

Stephanie Kenecya Sheppard

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Bankruptcy & Debt, Estate, Wills & Probate, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Business Organization

I assist clients in resolving their financial issues utilizing Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 of the U. S. Bankruptcy Code. I also assist clients with stud... (more)

Matt  Berry Lawyer

Matt Berry

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Bankruptcy & Debt, Social Security, Social Security -- Disability

Representing Georgia residents for over 30 years in Family Law, Bankruptcy and Social Security Disability.

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Boniface Gawain Echols Lawyer

Boniface Gawain Echols

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Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy & Debt

Boniface Echols is a practicing lawyer in the state of Georgia.

Ralph S. Goldberg Lawyer

Ralph S. Goldberg

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Bankruptcy & Debt, Lawsuit & Dispute, Civil & Human Rights

Ralph Goldberg has practiced law since 1975. He is a member of all courts in Georgia, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and Supreme Court of ... (more)

Laurene Cristine Cuvillier Lawyer

Laurene Cristine Cuvillier

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Accident & Injury, Estate, Landlord-Tenant, Contract, Bankruptcy

Laurene Cuvillier is an attorney who is a partner in the Decatur, Georgia, law firm of Goldberg & Cuvillier, P. C. The firm’s practice includes rep... (more)

Chuck Michael Douglas Lawyer

Chuck Michael Douglas

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Bankruptcy & Debt, Lawsuit & Dispute, Credit & Debt, Consumer Rights, Business
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Chuck Douglas is a practicing lawyer in the state of Georgia. He received his J.D. from Georgia State University. He currently works for his privately... (more)

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LEGAL TERMS

TOXIC TORT

A personal injury caused by exposure to a toxic substance, such as asbestos or hazardous waste. Victims can sue for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and su... (more...)
A personal injury caused by exposure to a toxic substance, such as asbestos or hazardous waste. Victims can sue for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.

FCBA

See Fair Credit Billing Act.

DOING BUSINESS AS (DBA)

A situation in which a business owner operates a company under a name different from his or her real name. The owner must file a 'fictitious name statement' or ... (more...)
A situation in which a business owner operates a company under a name different from his or her real name. The owner must file a 'fictitious name statement' or similar document with the appropriate agency -- for example, the county clerk. This enables consumers to discover the names of the business owners, which is important if a consumer needs to sue the business.

IRS EXPENSES

A table of national and regional expense estimates published by the IRS. Debtors whose current monthly income is more than their state's median family income mu... (more...)
A table of national and regional expense estimates published by the IRS. Debtors whose current monthly income is more than their state's median family income must use the IRS expenses to calculate their average net income in a Chapter 7 case, or their disposable income in a Chapter 13 case.

TRADE DRESS

The distinctive packaging or design of a product that promotes the product and distinguishes it from other products in the marketplace -- for example, the shape... (more...)
The distinctive packaging or design of a product that promotes the product and distinguishes it from other products in the marketplace -- for example, the shape of Frangelico liqueur bottles. Trade dress can be protected under trademark law if a showing can be made that the average consumer would likely be confused as to product origin if another product were allowed to appear in similar dress.

FAIR DEBT COLLECTIONS & PRACTICES ACT (FDCPA)

A federal law that outlaws unfair debt collection practices, including lying, harassing, misleading and otherwise abusing debtors, by debt collectors working fo... (more...)
A federal law that outlaws unfair debt collection practices, including lying, harassing, misleading and otherwise abusing debtors, by debt collectors working for collection agencies. The law does not apply to creditors collecting their own debts. This law has greatly improved conditions for debtors, although more than a few debt collectors ignore the law. If a collection agency violates the law, debtors can contact the Federal Trade Commission for help.

AUTOMATIC STAY

An injunction automatically issued by the bankruptcy court when a debtor files for bankruptcy. The automatic stay prohibits most creditor collection activities,... (more...)
An injunction automatically issued by the bankruptcy court when a debtor files for bankruptcy. The automatic stay prohibits most creditor collection activities, such as filing or continuing lawsuits, making written requests for payment, or notifying credit reporting bureaus of an unpaid debt.

S CORPORATION

A term that describes a profit-making corporation organized under state law whose shareholders have applied for and received subchapter S corporation status fro... (more...)
A term that describes a profit-making corporation organized under state law whose shareholders have applied for and received subchapter S corporation status from the Internal Revenue Service. Electing to do business as an S corporation lets shareholders enjoy limited liability status, as would be true of any corporation, but be taxed like a partnership or sole proprietor. That is, instead of being taxed as a separate entity (as would be the case with a regular or C corporation) an S corporation is a pass-through tax entity: income taxes are reported and paid by the shareholders, not the S corporation. To qualify as an S corporation a number of IRS rules must be met, such as a limit of 75 shareholders and citizenship requirements.

REDEMPTION

In Chapter 7 bankruptcy, when the debtor obtains legal title to collateral for a debt by paying the creditor the replacement value of the collateral in a lump s... (more...)
In Chapter 7 bankruptcy, when the debtor obtains legal title to collateral for a debt by paying the creditor the replacement value of the collateral in a lump sum. For example, a debtor may redeem a car note by paying the lender the amount a retail vendor would charge for the car, considering its age and condition.

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