Monroe Bankruptcy & Debt Lawyer, Louisiana


Sam Henry

Bankruptcy & Debt, Consumer Bankruptcy, Commercial Bankruptcy, Reorganization, Collection
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  32 Years

Barry W. Dowd

Divorce & Family Law, Criminal, Bankruptcy & Debt, Accident & Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  29 Years

Kenneth Mark Trahan

Personal Injury, Bankruptcy, Consumer Protection, Social Security
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  25 Years

Benjamin Bryan Dean

Foreclosure, Collection, Commercial Real Estate, Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           
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Elijah O Young

Divorce & Family Law, Bankruptcy, Car Accident
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  39 Years

Lillian T Dunlap

Bankruptcy, Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  45 Years

Lisa Rogers Trammell

Bankruptcy & Debt, Collection, Landlord-Tenant
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  34 Years

Amanda Ann James

Litigation, Commercial Bankruptcy, Insurance
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  11 Years

Molly Frances McEacharn

Bankruptcy & Debt, Litigation, Employee Rights
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  12 Years

David William Hugenbruch

Litigation, Commercial Bankruptcy, Insurance
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  10 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.

FCRA

See Fair Credit Reporting Act.

CREDITOR

A person or entity (such as a bank) to whom a debt is owed.

UNDUE HARDSHIP

The circumstances in which a debtor may discharge a student loan in bankruptcy. For example, a debtor who has no income and little chance of earning enough in t... (more...)
The circumstances in which a debtor may discharge a student loan in bankruptcy. For example, a debtor who has no income and little chance of earning enough in the future to pay off the loan may be able to show that repayment would be an undue hardship.

NONEXEMPT PROPERTY

The property you risk losing to your creditors when you file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy or when a creditor sues you and wins a judgment. Nonexempt property typicall... (more...)
The property you risk losing to your creditors when you file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy or when a creditor sues you and wins a judgment. Nonexempt property typically includes valuable clothing (furs) and electronic equipment, an expensive car that's been paid off and most of the equity in your house. Compare exempt property.

GARNISHMENT

A court-ordered process that takes property from a person to satisfy a debt. For example, a person who owes money to a creditor may have her wages garnished if ... (more...)
A court-ordered process that takes property from a person to satisfy a debt. For example, a person who owes money to a creditor may have her wages garnished if she loses a lawsuit filed by the creditor. Up to 25% of a person's wages can be deducted.

FDCPA

See Fair Debt Collections & Practices Act.

SUBROGATION

A taking on of the legal rights of someone whose debts or expenses have been paid. For example, subrogation occurs when an insurance company that has paid off i... (more...)
A taking on of the legal rights of someone whose debts or expenses have been paid. For example, subrogation occurs when an insurance company that has paid off its injured claimant takes the legal rights the claimant has against a third party that caused the injury, and sues that third party.

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.