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Craig M. Stewart Lawyer

Craig M. Stewart

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Bankruptcy, Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Traffic

Our Attorneys & Lawyers practice with the highest standards of professionalism while handling cases throughout all 88 counties in Ohio. We provide agg... (more)

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Andrew D. Jones

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

WE KNOW WHAT OUR CLIENTS desire in an Ohio law firm. We listen to what you tell us about your experiences in legal proceedings and craft ourselves to ... (more)

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Daniel R. Gurtner

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Divorce & Family Law, Bankruptcy & Debt, Estate

Daniel R. Gurtner is a practicing lawyer in the state of Ohio. He received his J.D. from Capital University Law School in 2008. He currently works for... (more)

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Joel Kenneth Elkin

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Bankruptcy, Estate, Real Estate, Business, Wills & Probate

For years, Joel K. Elkin has helped Ohio residents navigate a wide array of difficult legal situations, especially those involving bankruptcy, probate... (more)

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Troy Doucet

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Foreclosure, Credit & Debt, Consumer Protection, Lawsuit & Dispute
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Attorney Troy Doucet is a Columbus, Ohio litigation lawyer who represents consumers and small businesses throughout Ohio. Troy’s years of work in th... (more)

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Andrew Joseph Gerling

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Credit & Debt, Foreclosure, Consumer Protection, Lawsuit & Dispute

Attorney Andrew Gerling is a shareholder and managing attorney at Doucet & Associates. Andy oversees the firm’s consumer litigation and small busin... (more)

Amy M. Levine

Child Support, Adoption, Criminal, Bankruptcy
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Jeffrey D. Fish

Administrative Law, Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Bankruptcy
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Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy & Debt
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Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy, Credit & Debt, Electronic Commerce
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CHAPTER 13 PLAN

A document filed in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in which the debtor shows how all of his or her disposable income will be used over a three- to five-year period to ... (more...)
A document filed in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in which the debtor shows how all of his or her disposable income will be used over a three- to five-year period to pay all mandatory debts -- for example, back child support, taxes, and mortgage arrearages -- as well as some or all unsecured, nonpriority debts, such as medical and credit card bills.

GENERAL PARTNER

A person who joins with at least one other to own and operate a business for profit -- and who (unlike a corporation's owners), is personally liable for all the... (more...)
A person who joins with at least one other to own and operate a business for profit -- and who (unlike a corporation's owners), is personally liable for all the business's debts and obligations. A general partner's actions can legally bind the entire business. See also partnership, limited partnership.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

FORBEARANCE

Voluntarily refraining from doing something, such as asserting a legal right. For example, a creditor may forbear on its right to collect a debt by temporarily ... (more...)
Voluntarily refraining from doing something, such as asserting a legal right. For example, a creditor may forbear on its right to collect a debt by temporarily postponing or reducing the borrower's payments.

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.