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Linden Bankruptcy Lawyer, Alabama
Includes: Bankruptcy Litigation, Commercial Bankruptcy, Consumer Bankruptcy, Dissolution


John M. Gibbs

Consumer Protection, Insurance, Personal Injury, Products Liability
Status:  In Good Standing           

Sebie G. Sellers

Criminal, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Workers' Compensation
Status:  In Good Standing           

Vincent Kenneth Deas

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  16 Years

Wesley Wade Drinkard

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  48 Years

Laurie Shoultz Hall

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  10 Years

Alexander Fournier Braswell

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           

Woodford Wyndham Dinning

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           

Thomas Hall Boggs

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           

Jamee Irene York

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  4 Years

William Henry Traeger

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  41 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

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.

NO-FAULT INSURANCE

Car insurance laws that require the insurance companies of each person in an accident to pay for medical bills and lost wages of their insured, up to a certain ... (more...)
Car insurance laws that require the insurance companies of each person in an accident to pay for medical bills and lost wages of their insured, up to a certain amount, regardless of who was at fault. The effect of no-fault insurance laws is to eliminate lawsuits in small accidents. The advantage is the prompt payment of medical bills and expenses. The downsides are that the amounts paid by no-fault policies are often not enough to fully cover a person's losses and that no-fault does not compensate for pain and suffering.

DISPOSABLE INCOME

The difference between a debtor's current monthly income and allowable expenses. This is the amount that the new bankruptcy law deems available to pay into a Ch... (more...)
The difference between a debtor's current monthly income and allowable expenses. This is the amount that the new bankruptcy law deems available to pay into a Chapter 13 plan.

REAFFIRMATION

An agreement that a debtor and a creditor enter into after a debtor has filed for bankruptcy, in which the debtor agrees to repay all or part of an existing deb... (more...)
An agreement that a debtor and a creditor enter into after a debtor has filed for bankruptcy, in which the debtor agrees to repay all or part of an existing debt after the bankruptcy case is over. For instance, a debtor might make a reaffirmation agreement with the holder of a car note that the debtor can keep the car and must continue to pay the debt after bankruptcy.

401(K) PLAN

A deferred compensation savings program in which employees invest part of their wages, sometimes along with employer contributions, to save on taxes. No income ... (more...)
A deferred compensation savings program in which employees invest part of their wages, sometimes along with employer contributions, to save on taxes. No income taxes on the amount invested and any earnings are due until the employee withdraws money from the fund.

FCRA

See Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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.

REDEMPTION

In Chapter 7 bankruptcy, when the debtor obtains legal title to collateral for a debt by paying the creditor the replacement value of the collateral in a lump s... (more...)
In Chapter 7 bankruptcy, when the debtor obtains legal title to collateral for a debt by paying the creditor the replacement value of the collateral in a lump sum. For example, a debtor may redeem a car note by paying the lender the amount a retail vendor would charge for the car, considering its age and condition.

CHAPTER 13 BANKRUPTCY

The reorganization bankruptcy for consumers, in which you partially or fully repay your debts. In Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you keep your property and use your inc... (more...)
The reorganization bankruptcy for consumers, in which you partially or fully repay your debts. In Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you keep your property and use your income to pay all or a portion of the debts over three to five years. The minimum amount you must pay is roughly equal to the value of your nonexempt property. In addition, you must pledge your disposable net income -- after subtracting reasonable expenses -- for the period during which you are making payments. At the end of the three-to five-year period, the balance of what you owe on most debts is erased.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Pierce v. American General Finance, Inc.

... On April 26, 2005, before the foreclosure sale of the two parcels, Pierce filed a voluntary bankruptcy petition under Chapter 13 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. The bankruptcy court dismissed his case on September 15, 2005. ...

MPI ACQUISITION, LLC v. Northcutt

... VI, cl. 4, and the doctrine of preemption thereunder obligate this court to enforce the Order of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Indiana which declared the defendant herein, [MPI,] purchased some of the assets of Manco Products, Inc. ...

Hawkins v. LaSALLE BANK, NAT. ASS'N

... Subsequently, after receiving two letters addressed to Weaver Hawkins, Jr., from a servicing agent for NationsCredit, advising that NationsCredit intended to begin foreclosure proceedings on the mortgage due to nonpayment, Hawkins filed a Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceeding. ...