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Specializing in navigating the complex legal issues present in consumer and corporate asset & debt cases. Our firm assists clients both statewide and ... (more)

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Sherrill Idelle Davidson

Litigation, Entertainment, Business & Trade, Credit & Debt
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  42 Years

William Shanler Robbins

Commercial Real Estate, Business & Trade, Credit & Debt, Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  27 Years

Ashley Brooke Watford Altazan

Business & Trade, Credit & Debt, Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy & Debt
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Christian Manne Grofcsik

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Christian Manne Grofcsik

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  11 Years

James Eric Lockridge

Litigation, Credit & Debt, Business & Trade, Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  24 Years

James Eric Lockridge

Litigation, Credit & Debt, Business & Trade, Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  24 Years

Christopher Alan Sisk

Litigation, Credit & Debt, Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  11 Years

Trenton A. Grand

Real Estate, Wills & Probate, Credit & Debt, Bankruptcy, Mass Torts
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  31 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

PRIORITY DEBT

A type of debt that is paid first if there are distributions made from the bankruptcy estate in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and must be paid in full in a Chapter 13... (more...)
A type of debt that is paid first if there are distributions made from the bankruptcy estate in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and must be paid in full in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Priority debts include alimony and child support, fees owed to the trustee and the attorney in the bankruptcy case, and wages owed to employees.

SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP

A business owned and managed by one person (or for tax purposes, a husband and wife). For IRS purposes, a sole proprietor and her business are one tax entity, m... (more...)
A business owned and managed by one person (or for tax purposes, a husband and wife). For IRS purposes, a sole proprietor and her business are one tax entity, meaning that business profits are reported and taxed on the owner's personal tax return. Setting up a sole proprietorship is cheap and easy since no legal formation documents need be filed with any governmental agency (although tax registration and other permit and license requirements may still apply). Once you file a fictitious name statement (assuming you don't use your own name) and obtain any required basic tax permits and business licenses, you'll be in business. The main downside of a sole proprietorship is that its owner is personally liable for all business debts.

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

The trustee's fee, the debtor's attorney fees, and other costs of bringing a bankruptcy case that a debtor must pay in full in a Chapter 13 repayment plan. Admi... (more...)
The trustee's fee, the debtor's attorney fees, and other costs of bringing a bankruptcy case that a debtor must pay in full in a Chapter 13 repayment plan. Administrative costs are typically 10% of the debtor's total payments under the plan.

FDCPA

See Fair Debt Collections & Practices Act.

DEBIT CARD

A card issued by a bank that combines the functions of an ATM card and checks. A debit card can be used to withdraw cash at a bank like an ATM card, and it can ... (more...)
A card issued by a bank that combines the functions of an ATM card and checks. A debit card can be used to withdraw cash at a bank like an ATM card, and it can also be used at stores to pay for goods and services in place of a check. Unlike a credit card, a debit card automatically withdraws money from your checking account at the time of the transaction. Debit cards are regulated by the Electronic Funds Transfer Act.

COLLECTION AGENCY

A company hired by a creditor to collect a debt that it is owed. Creditors typically hire a collection agency only after they have made efforts to collect the d... (more...)
A company hired by a creditor to collect a debt that it is owed. Creditors typically hire a collection agency only after they have made efforts to collect the debt themselves, typically through letters (called 'dunning' letters) and telephone calls. Collection agencies are regulated by the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Unfortunately, too many collectors ignore this law.

NONPROFIT CORPORATION

A legal structure authorized by state law allowing people to come together to either benefit members of an organization (a club, or mutual benefit society) or f... (more...)
A legal structure authorized by state law allowing people to come together to either benefit members of an organization (a club, or mutual benefit society) or for some public purpose (such as a hospital, environmental organization or literary society). Nonprofit corporations, despite the name, can make a profit, but the business cannot be designed primarily for profit-making purposes, and the profits must be used for the benefit of the organization or purpose the corporation was created to help. When a nonprofit corporation dissolves, any remaining assets must be distributed to another nonprofit, not to board members. As with for-profit corporations, directors of nonprofit corporations are normally shielded from personal liability for the organization's debts. Some nonprofit corporations qualify for a federal tax exemption under _ 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, with the result that contributions to the nonprofit are tax deductible by their donors.

GRACE PERIOD

A period of time during which you are not required to make payments on a debt. For example, most credit cards give you a grace period of 20-30 days before you h... (more...)
A period of time during which you are not required to make payments on a debt. For example, most credit cards give you a grace period of 20-30 days before you have to pay interest on the amount of your purchases. Cash advances, however, usually have no grace period; interest begins to accumulate from the date of the withdrawal, even if you pay your bills on time. Also, some student loans give you a grace period after graduating or dropping out of school. During this time, you are not required to make payments on your loan.

REPOSSESSION

A creditor's taking property that has been pledged as collateral for a loan. Lenders will most often repossess cars when the owner has missed loan payments and ... (more...)
A creditor's taking property that has been pledged as collateral for a loan. Lenders will most often repossess cars when the owner has missed loan payments and has not attempted to work with the lender to resolve the problem. A repossessor can't use force to get at your car, but he can legally hot-wire it and even drive it out of your unlocked garage.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Hill v. Hill

... Through negotiations, the first mortgage was paid off and cancelled and the holder of the line of credit debt agreed to release its security interest on the property and forgive any deficiency balance in return for a payment of $17,560.00. ...

Franklin Credit Management Corporation v. Gray

2 So.3d 598 (2009). FRANKLIN CREDIT MANAGEMENT CORPORATION v. Percy GRAY, Jr. No. ... 599 Patrick D. Breeden, New Orleans, LA, for Appellant, Percy Gray, Jr. Charles H. Heck, Jr., Dean Morris, LLP, Monroe, LA, for Appellee, Franklin Credit Management Corporation. ...

Knox v. West Baton Rouge Credit, Inc.

... A judgment sustaining WBR Credit's exception of prescription and dismissing plaintiff's declaratory action with prejudice was signed on January 30, 2008. ... the executory proceeding is pending, either in the executory proceeding or in a separate suit, "when the debt secured by ...