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J. Scott Logan Lawyer

J. Scott Logan

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Bankruptcy & Debt, Bankruptcy, Credit & Debt, Foreclosure

A lifelong resident of Maine, I graduated from Bowdoin College summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa where I met my wife, Carrie McGilvery, a Yarmouth na... (more)

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Steven E. Cope Lawyer

Steven E. Cope

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Business, Real Estate, Estate, Bankruptcy & Debt

Now in his thirty-sixth year of practice, Steven E. Cope has become a recognized authority in Maine in areas of Bankruptcy Law; the impact of bankrupt... (more)

Rubin Segal

Family Law, Criminal, Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy & Debt, Personal Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  34 Years

Jerome J. Gamache

Foreclosure, Litigation, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury
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Gregory A. Moffett

Bankruptcy, Litigation, Business, Children's Rights
Status:  In Good Standing           

Joshua E. Menard

Bankruptcy, Business
Status:  In Good Standing           

Robert M. Raftice

Litigation, Criminal, Business Organization, Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           

Eric F. Saunders

Health Care, Business, Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  48 Years

Jaimie P. Schwartz

Commercial Real Estate, Real Estate, Business, Commercial Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  30 Years

Benjamin E. Marcus

Corporate, Banking & Finance, Reorganization, Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  34 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

COLLATERAL

Property that guarantees payment of a secured debt.

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.

BANKRUPTCY TRUSTEE

A person appointed by the court to oversee the case of a person or business that has filed for bankruptcy. In a consumer Chapter 7 case, the trustee's role is t... (more...)
A person appointed by the court to oversee the case of a person or business that has filed for bankruptcy. In a consumer Chapter 7 case, the trustee's role is to gather the debtor's nonexempt property, liquidate it and distribute it proportionally to her creditors. In a Chapter 13 case, the trustee's role is to receive the debtor's monthly payments and distribute them proportionally to her creditors.

SETOFF

A claim made by someone who allegedly owes money, that the amount should be reduced because the other person owes him money. This is often raised in a countercl... (more...)
A claim made by someone who allegedly owes money, that the amount should be reduced because the other person owes him money. This is often raised in a counterclaim filed by a defendant in a lawsuit. Banks may try to exercise a setoff by taking money out of a deposit account to satisfy past due payments on a loan or credit card bill. Such an act is illegal under most circumstances.

BULK SALES LAW

A law that regulates the transfer of business assets so that business owners cannot dispose of assets in order to avoid creditors. If a business owner wants to ... (more...)
A law that regulates the transfer of business assets so that business owners cannot dispose of assets in order to avoid creditors. If a business owner wants to conduct a bulk sale of business assets -- that is, get rid of an unusually large amount of inventory, merchandise or equipment -- the business owner must typically publish a notice of the sale and give written notice to creditors. Then, the owner must set up an account to hold the funds from the sale for a brief period of time during which creditors may make claims against the money. The prohibition against bulk sales is spelled out in the Uniform Commercial Code -- and laws modeled on the UCC have been generally adopted throughout the country.

CREDITOR

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

NUISANCE FEES

Money charged by some credit card companies to increase their profits when you fail to use the card the way the creditor wants. Examples include late payment fe... (more...)
Money charged by some credit card companies to increase their profits when you fail to use the card the way the creditor wants. Examples include late payment fees, inactivity fees and fees for not carrying a balance from month to month. It's best to shop around and get rid of cards that have these fees attached.

REPOSSESSION

A creditor's taking property that has been pledged as collateral for a loan. Lenders will most often repossess cars when the owner has missed loan payments and ... (more...)
A creditor's taking property that has been pledged as collateral for a loan. Lenders will most often repossess cars when the owner has missed loan payments and has not attempted to work with the lender to resolve the problem. A repossessor can't use force to get at your car, but he can legally hot-wire it and even drive it out of your unlocked garage.

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.

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