Columbus Bankruptcy Lawyer, Nebraska


Includes: Bankruptcy Litigation, Commercial Bankruptcy, Consumer Bankruptcy, Dissolution

William J. Neiman

Family Law, Criminal, Civil Rights, Credit & Debt
Status:  In Good Standing           

Jason D. Mielak

Litigation, Corporate, Commercial Bankruptcy, Personal Injury
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David G. Dales

Labor Law, Civil Rights, Corporate, Credit & Debt
Status:  In Good Standing           

Lisa M. McFarland

International Tax, Civil Rights, Corporate, Credit & Debt
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Daniel A. Fullner

Accident & Injury, Bankruptcy, Estate, Lawsuit & Dispute, Real Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           

Darren Stephen Wright

Estate Planning, Elder Law, Banking & Finance, Credit & Debt, International Tax
Status:  In Good Standing           

Jeffrey Charles Jarecki

Banking & Finance, Credit & Debt, Labor Law, Civil Rights
Status:  In Good Standing           

Audrey Lynn Sautter

Estate Planning, Family Law, Civil Rights, Credit & Debt, Personal Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           

Ross A. Luzum

Litigation, Family Law, Banking & Finance, Credit & Debt, Car Accident
Status:  In Good Standing           

Brent C. Stephenson

Administrative Law, Credit & Debt, Public Interest Law, Civil Rights
Status:  In Good Standing           

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LEGAL TERMS

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.

CCCS

See Consumer Credit Counseling Service.

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.

NUISANCE FEES

Money charged by some credit card companies to increase their profits when you fail to use the card the way the creditor wants. Examples include late payment fe... (more...)
Money charged by some credit card companies to increase their profits when you fail to use the card the way the creditor wants. Examples include late payment fees, inactivity fees and fees for not carrying a balance from month to month. It's best to shop around and get rid of cards that have these fees attached.

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.

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.

DEFINED CONTRIBUTION PLAN

A type of pension plan that does not guarantee any particular pension amount upon retirement. Instead, the employer pays into the pension fund a certain amount ... (more...)
A type of pension plan that does not guarantee any particular pension amount upon retirement. Instead, the employer pays into the pension fund a certain amount every month, or every year, for each employee. The employer usually pays a fixed percentage of an employee's wages or salary, although sometimes the amount is a fraction of the company's profits, with the size of each employee's pension share depending on the amount of wage or salary. Upon retirement, each employee's pension is determined by how much was contributed to the fund on behalf of that employee over the years, plus whatever earnings that money has accumulated as part of the investments of the entire pension fund.

CREDIT FILE

See credit report.

CREDIT REPORT

An account of your credit history, prepared by a credit bureau. A credit report will contain both credit history, such as what you owe to whom and whether you m... (more...)
An account of your credit history, prepared by a credit bureau. A credit report will contain both credit history, such as what you owe to whom and whether you make the payments on time, as well as personal history, such as your former addresses, employment record and lawsuits in which you have been involved. An estimated 50% of all credit reports contain errors, such as accounts that don't belong to you, an incorrect account status or information reported that is older than seven years (ten years in the case of a bankruptcy).

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

County of Hitchcock v. Barger

... 2. THE BARGERS' FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY EXTENDED THE TIME IN WHICH THE COUNTY HAD TO FILE THE FORECLOSURE PETITIONS. ... 3. THE COUNTY RECEIVED NOTICE OF THE BANKRUPTCY DISMISSAL IN MARCH 2002. ...

Metcalf v. Metcalf

... The debts were ultimately discharged in bankruptcy. Kenneth also discovered that an employee made billing errors in both 2004 and 2005. ... Kenneth has filed a chapter 7 bankruptcy petition and received a discharge in bankruptcy. ...

State ex rel. Wagner v. Gilbane Bldg. Co.

... obligation. Amwest and Gilbane were the only parties to the agreement to release of the performance bond. These facts are clearly distinguishable from In re FSC Corp., [18] the bankruptcy case upon which Gilbane relies. In ...

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