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Mattoon Bankruptcy Lawyer, Illinois


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

Ernest Lee Waite

Bankruptcy, Personal Injury, Estate Planning, Traffic
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  17 Years

David Charles Nelson

Divorce & Family Law, Criminal, Bankruptcy, Business & Trade
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  45 Years

Ernest Waite

Divorce & Family Law, Criminal, Bankruptcy, Business & Trade
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  17 Years

William D Mcgrath

Divorce & Family Law, Criminal, Bankruptcy, Civil Rights
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  36 Years
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James A. Bennett

Contract, Bankruptcy, Wills & Probate, Business
Status:  In Good Standing           

Judy Baker

Divorce & Family Law, Bankruptcy, Collection, Estate Planning
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  25 Years

Karen Fuqua

Criminal, Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  37 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

COLLATERAL

Property that guarantees payment of a secured debt.

ACCORD AND SATISFACTION

An agreement to settle a contract dispute by accepting less than what's due. This procedure is often used by creditors who want to cut their losses by collectin... (more...)
An agreement to settle a contract dispute by accepting less than what's due. This procedure is often used by creditors who want to cut their losses by collecting as much money as they can from debtors who cannot pay the full amount.

TRUTH IN LENDING ACT (TILA)

A federal law that requires credit and charge card companies to disclose interest rates and other information about an account. It also requires lenders to disc... (more...)
A federal law that requires credit and charge card companies to disclose interest rates and other information about an account. It also requires lenders to disclose the terms of a loan, including the total amount of the loan, the annual interest rate and the number, amount and due dates of all payments necessary to repay the loan. The TILA requires additional disclosures and places many restrictions on mortgages.

COSIGNER

A person who signs his or her name to a loan agreement, lease or credit application. If the primary debtor does not pay, the cosigner is fully responsible for t... (more...)
A person who signs his or her name to a loan agreement, lease or credit application. If the primary debtor does not pay, the cosigner is fully responsible for the loan or debt. Many people use cosigners to qualify for a loan or credit card. Landlords may require a cosigner when renting to a student or someone with a poor credit history.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Economy Fire & Cas. Co. v. Brumfield

... Appellees and Cross-Appellants, v. Hollis L. BRUMFIELD, Defendant and Counterplaintiff- Appellant and Cross-Appellee, and Michael J. Drewes; Constance Drewes; Beau Drewes; Zachary Fitzpatrick; Dan Fitzpatrick; Cindy Fitzpatrick; Steve Miller, Trustee in Bankruptcy for the ...

Seip v. Rogers Raw Materials Fund, LP

... Upon learning this, Beeland immediately sought to have the assets transferred either to Refco, LLC, or back to the original brokerage accounts. D. Refco Bankruptcy and the Special Redemption Letter. ... (2006)). Refco, LLC, filed for bankruptcy as well in November 2005. ...

Giannini v. Kumho Tire USA, Inc.

... While there are no Illinois cases addressing the stay granted in Rule 306, Garbe Iron Works held that the two-year statute of limitations for filing a mechanics' lien foreclosure was tolled by the automatic stay provision contained in the Federal Bankruptcy Act (11 USC § 362(a)(1 ...