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Dynah Naomi Juliette Duncan-White

Trusts, Family Law, Elder Law, Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  11 Years

Abathar Nazar Alkudari

International, Administrative Law, Business, Consumer Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  6 Years

William L. Orlewicz

Federal Appellate Practice, Criminal, Business, Collection
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  10 Years

Scott Douglas Murdoch

Estate Planning, Employee Rights, Family Law, Consumer Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           
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Michael Jaafar

Employee Rights, Consumer Rights, Business, Consumer Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  15 Years

Zakaria M. Mahdi

Bankruptcy & Debt, Consumer Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  15 Years

Christopher Raymond Shemke

Elder Law, Insurance, Collection, Personal Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  11 Years

Kurt Thornbladh

Veterans' Affairs, Federal Appellate Practice, Consumer Bankruptcy, Car Accident
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  46 Years

Brent M. Lamkin

Family Law, Divorce & Family Law, Consumer Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy & Debt
Status:  In Good Standing           

Chadi Hani Habib

Government Contract, Workers' Compensation, Contract, Credit & Debt
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  20 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

LIQUIDATING PARTNER

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

SECRET WARRANTY PROGRAM

A program under which a car manufacturer will make repairs for free on vehicles with persistent problems, even after the warranty has expired, in order to avoid... (more...)
A program under which a car manufacturer will make repairs for free on vehicles with persistent problems, even after the warranty has expired, in order to avoid a recall and the accompanying bad press. Secret warranties are rarely advertised by the manufacturer, so consumers must pursue the manufacturer to discover and take advantage of them. A few states require manufacturers to notify car buyers when they adopt secret warranty programs.

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.

FCRA

See Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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.

CONSUMER CREDIT COUNSELING SERVICE (CCCS)

A national non-profit agency that, at no cost, helps debtors plan budgets and repay their debts. One major criticism of CCCS is that each office is primarily fu... (more...)
A national non-profit agency that, at no cost, helps debtors plan budgets and repay their debts. One major criticism of CCCS is that each office is primarily funded by voluntary donations from the creditors that receive payments from debtors repaying their debts through that office. Despite this criticism, most CCCS counselors provide clients with thorough and neutral advice.

CURRENT MONTHLY INCOME

As defined by the new bankruptcy law, a bankruptcy filer's total gross income (whether taxable or not), averaged over the six-month period immediately preceding... (more...)
As defined by the new bankruptcy law, a bankruptcy filer's total gross income (whether taxable or not), averaged over the six-month period immediately preceding the bankruptcy filing. The debtor's current monthly income is used to determine whether the debtor can file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, among other things.

DOING BUSINESS AS (DBA)

A situation in which a business owner operates a company under a name different from his or her real name. The owner must file a 'fictitious name statement' or ... (more...)
A situation in which a business owner operates a company under a name different from his or her real name. The owner must file a 'fictitious name statement' or similar document with the appropriate agency -- for example, the county clerk. This enables consumers to discover the names of the business owners, which is important if a consumer needs to sue the business.

CREDIT INSURANCE

Insurance a lender requires a borrower to purchase to cover the loan. If the borrower dies or becomes disabled before paying off the loan, the policy will pay o... (more...)
Insurance a lender requires a borrower to purchase to cover the loan. If the borrower dies or becomes disabled before paying off the loan, the policy will pay off the remaining balance. Federal and state consumer protection laws require the lender to disclose to existing and potential borrowers the terms and costs of obtaining credit insurance because it can affect the terms of the loan.