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Springfield Bankruptcy & Debt Lawyer, Ohio


David Maccoy Martin

Corporate, Bankruptcy, Family Law, Real Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           

Tammi Jeanne Angle

Corporate, Employee Rights, Federal Appellate Practice, Commercial Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           

Robert Nelson Lancaster

Insurance, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury, Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  31 Years

John Charles Alan Juergens

Bankruptcy, Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Traffic
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  32 Years
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Quinton Royal Dressel

Corporate, Bankruptcy, Medical Malpractice, Employee Rights
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  35 Years

Andrew Jay Burkholder

Corporate, Bankruptcy, Environmental Law Other, Employee Rights
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  41 Years

Walter Alvin Wildman

Banking & Finance, Environmental Law Other, Commercial Bankruptcy, Corporate
Status:  Inactive           Licensed:  50 Years

Richard Frederick Heil

Insurance, Workers' Compensation, Collection, Litigation
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  32 Years

Thomas Harry Lagos

Antitrust, Bankruptcy, Environmental Law Other, Products Liability
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  46 Years

Wolodymyr Strileckyj

Administrative Law, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  39 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

UNSECURED DEBT

A debt that is not tied to any item of property. A creditor doesn't have the right to grab property to satisfy the debt if you default. The creditor's only reme... (more...)
A debt that is not tied to any item of property. A creditor doesn't have the right to grab property to satisfy the debt if you default. The creditor's only remedy is to sue you and get a judgment. Compare secured debt.

MEETING OF CREDITORS

A meeting held with the bankruptcy trustee about a month after you file for bankruptcy. You must attend. The trustee reviews your bankruptcy papers and asks a f... (more...)
A meeting held with the bankruptcy trustee about a month after you file for bankruptcy. You must attend. The trustee reviews your bankruptcy papers and asks a few questions. In a Chapter 7, the meeting of creditors lasts a few minutes and rarely do any creditors show up. In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, one or two creditors may attend, especially if they disagree with some provision of your repayment plan.

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.

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.

DISCHARGE (OF DEBTS)

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

FDCPA

See Fair Debt Collections & Practices Act.

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.

MEANS TEST

A formula that uses predefined income and expense categories to determine whether a debtor whose current monthly income is higher than the median family income ... (more...)
A formula that uses predefined income and expense categories to determine whether a debtor whose current monthly income is higher than the median family income for his or her state should be allowed to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

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.