Brookhaven Credit & Debt Lawyer, Mississippi


L. Ivan Burghard

Admiralty & Maritime, Bankruptcy, Child Support, Criminal
Status:  In Good Standing           

Lance Wesley Martin

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  7 Years

Lance Wesley Martin

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  7 Years

Sid Davis

Family Law, Insurance, Credit & Debt, Toxic Mold & Tort
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  38 Years
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Michelle Finnegan

Bankruptcy
Status:  Inactive           Licensed:  41 Years

William Scott Phillips

Commercial Real Estate, Electronic Commerce, Family Law, Collection
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  33 Years

Donovan Odell Mccomb

Education, Divorce & Family Law, Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy & Debt
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  25 Years

Robert David Ringer

Estate, Divorce & Family Law, Business, Bankruptcy & Debt
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  43 Years

Brenton Matthew Carter

Real Estate, Divorce & Family Law, Business, Bankruptcy & Debt
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  9 Years

Daniel Dewayne Ware

Landlord-Tenant, Estate, Collection, Personal Injury, Car Accident
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  23 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

SECURED DEBT

A debt on which a creditor has a lien. The creditor can institute a foreclosure or repossession to take the property identified by the lien, called the collater... (more...)
A debt on which a creditor has a lien. The creditor can institute a foreclosure or repossession to take the property identified by the lien, called the collateral, to satisfy the debt if you default. Compare unsecured debt.

PREFERENCE

A payment made by a debtor to a creditor within a defined period prior to filing for bankruptcy -- within three months for arms-length creditors (regular commer... (more...)
A payment made by a debtor to a creditor within a defined period prior to filing for bankruptcy -- within three months for arms-length creditors (regular commercial creditors) and within one year for insider creditors (friends, family members, and business associates). Because a preference gives the creditor who received the payment an edge over other creditors in the bankruptcy case, the trustee can recover the preference (the amount of the payment) and distribute it among all of the creditors.

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.

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.

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.

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.

FRAUDULENT TRANSFER

In a bankruptcy case, a transfer of property to another for less than the property's value for the purpose of hiding the property from the bankruptcy trustee --... (more...)
In a bankruptcy case, a transfer of property to another for less than the property's value for the purpose of hiding the property from the bankruptcy trustee -- for instance, when a debtor signs a car over to a relative to keep it out of the bankruptcy estate. Fraudulently transferred property can be recovered and sold by the trustee for the benefit of the creditors.

WORKOUT

A debtor's plan to take care of a debt, by paying it off or through loan forgiveness. Workouts are often created to avoid bankruptcy or foreclosure proceedings.

TRADE NAME

The official name of a business, the one it uses on its letterhead and bank account when not dealing with consumers.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Jenkins v. Jenkins

... I. CREDIT-CARD DEBT. ... Johnny testified that he and Kathryn were "getting sued by Trustmark Bank for nonpayment of a credit card debt." Johnny also testified that he did not "know anything about the credit card" and that he "personally did not have" a Trustmark Visa card. ...

Jenkins v. Jenkins

... I. CREDIT-CARD DEBT. ... Johnny testified that he and Kathryn were "getting sued by Trustmark Bank for nonpayment of a credit card debt." Johnny also testified that he did not "know anything about the credit card" and that he "personally did not have" a Trustmark Visa card. ...

Dickerson v. Dickerson

... be distributed to Jeff. ¶ 11. Responsibility for the parties' credit card debt was in dispute. The chancellor found that $14,167.10 in credit card debt was marital debt, which the chancellor ordered Jeff to pay. ¶ 12. The parties also ...