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Craig E. Stevenson

Bankruptcy, Credit & Debt, Commercial Bankruptcy, Business
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Krista R. Pleviak

Corporate, Credit & Debt, Real Estate, Business
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Mike Godbe

Education, Employment, Discrimination, Credit & Debt
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  4 Years

Brittany Ogden

Bankruptcy, Corporate, Credit & Debt, Intellectual Property
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Jeffery P. Phillips

Bankruptcy, Credit & Debt
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  14 Years

Kirsten Usman

Land Use & Zoning, Corporate, Credit & Debt, Personal Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  14 Years

John N. Giftos

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  20 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

INFRINGEMENT (OF TRADEMARK)

Unauthorized use of a protected trademark or service mark, or use of something very similar to a protected mark. The success of a lawsuit to stop the infringeme... (more...)
Unauthorized use of a protected trademark or service mark, or use of something very similar to a protected mark. The success of a lawsuit to stop the infringement turns on whether the defendant's use causes a likelihood of confusion in the average consumer. If a court determines that the average consumer would be confused, the owner of the original mark can prevent the other's use of the infringing mark and sometimes collect damages.

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.

DISCHARGE (OF DEBTS)

A bankruptcy court's erasure of the debts of a person or business that has filed for bankruptcy.

TRADE NAME

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

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.

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.

FRATERNAL BENEFIT SOCIETY BENEFITS

These are benefits, often group life insurance, paid for by fraternal societies to their members. Elks, Masons or Knights of Columbus are common fraternal socie... (more...)
These are benefits, often group life insurance, paid for by fraternal societies to their members. Elks, Masons or Knights of Columbus are common fraternal societies that provide benefits. Also called benefit society, benevolent society or mutual aid association benefits. Under bankruptcy laws, these benefits are virtually always considered exempt property.

CCCS

See Consumer Credit Counseling Service.

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.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

HARBOR CREDIT UNION v. SAMP

... 1 BLANCHARD, J. Harbor Credit Union obtained a judgment of foreclosure on real estate owned by Christopher Samp based on Samp's default on a first mortgage and note. ... So Mr. Samp would be walking away without any debt to [Harbor] in regard to those two loans.". ...

IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF CHON v. Sorensen

... 4 The trial court found that Sorenson overpaid maintenance, essentially cancelling out the credit card debt. ... The court expressly found credible Sorenson's testimony regarding the payment of the credit card debt. We defer to the circuit court's credibility determinations. Wis. Stat. ...

IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF IVERSON v. Iverson

... Jean agreed to "maintain average inventory in the store" and further agreed that "she will not increase the credit card debt against the business beyond $50,000." Lowell agreed to pay Jean a $40,000 cash equalization payment from his share of the net sale proceeds of ...