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Weston G. Cotten

Bankruptcy, Estate, Real Estate, Social Security -- Disability
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  38 Years

Joseph William Plye

Admiralty & Maritime, Corporate, Antitrust, Commercial Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  37 Years

Melissa A. Dennis

Wills, Family Law, Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy & Debt
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  21 Years

Stephen H. Doncarlos

Commercial Real Estate, Wills, Business & Trade, Credit & Debt
Status:  In Good Standing           
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Daniel E. O'connell

Bankruptcy
Status:  Inactive           Licensed:  55 Years

James M. Lowry

Credit & Debt, Family Law, Science, Technology & Internet, Business & Trade
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  44 Years

Dennis M Slate

Trusts, Family Law, Criminal, Bankruptcy & Debt
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  19 Years

Shelly A. Merchant

Wills, Clean Air Practice, Family Law, Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           

Ralph Todd Willis

Employee Rights, Elder Law, Credit & Debt, Personal Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  18 Years

Kaylyn D. Nolen

Credit & Debt, Social Security, Elder Law, Entertainment
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  16 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

ABUSE

Misuse of the Chapter 7 bankruptcy remedy. This term is typically applied to Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings that should have been filed under Chapter 13, because ... (more...)
Misuse of the Chapter 7 bankruptcy remedy. This term is typically applied to Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings that should have been filed under Chapter 13, because the debtor appears to have enough disposable income to fund a Chapter 13 repayment plan.

DISCHARGE (OF DEBTS)

A bankruptcy court's erasure of the debts of a person or business that has filed for bankruptcy.

BANKRUPTCY TRUSTEE

A person appointed by the court to oversee the case of a person or business that has filed for bankruptcy. In a consumer Chapter 7 case, the trustee's role is t... (more...)
A person appointed by the court to oversee the case of a person or business that has filed for bankruptcy. In a consumer Chapter 7 case, the trustee's role is to gather the debtor's nonexempt property, liquidate it and distribute it proportionally to her creditors. In a Chapter 13 case, the trustee's role is to receive the debtor's monthly payments and distribute them proportionally to her creditors.

FCRA

See Fair Credit Reporting Act.

PROCEEDS FOR DAMAGED EXEMPT PROPERTY

In a bankruptcy proceeding, money collected through insurance, arbitration, mediation, settlement or a lawsuit to pay for exempt property that's no longer exemp... (more...)
In a bankruptcy proceeding, money collected through insurance, arbitration, mediation, settlement or a lawsuit to pay for exempt property that's no longer exemptible because it has been damaged or destroyed.

GUARANTOR

A person who makes a legally binding promise to either pay another person's debt or perform another person's duty if that person defaults or fails to perform. T... (more...)
A person who makes a legally binding promise to either pay another person's debt or perform another person's duty if that person defaults or fails to perform. The guarantor gives a 'guaranty,' which is an assurance that the debt or other obligation will be fulfilled.

CHAPTER 7 BANKRUPTCY

The most familiar type of bankruptcy, in which many or all of your debts are wiped out completely in exchange for giving up your nonexempt property. Chapter 7 b... (more...)
The most familiar type of bankruptcy, in which many or all of your debts are wiped out completely in exchange for giving up your nonexempt property. Chapter 7 bankruptcy takes from three to six months, costs about $200, and commonly requires only one trip to the courthouse.

ACCORD AND SATISFACTION

An agreement to settle a contract dispute by accepting less than what's due. This procedure is often used by creditors who want to cut their losses by collectin... (more...)
An agreement to settle a contract dispute by accepting less than what's due. This procedure is often used by creditors who want to cut their losses by collecting as much money as they can from debtors who cannot pay the full amount.

LIQUIDATING PARTNER

The member of an insolvent or dissolving partnership responsible for paying the debts and settling the accounts of the partnership.