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Joseph A. Jaumann Lawyer

Joseph A. Jaumann

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Bankruptcy & Debt, Bankruptcy, Estate, Reorganization, Special Education
Drapp & Jaumann, LLC Is a practice focusing on Bankruptcy, Trust and Estates and Special Education

Drapp & Jaumann, LLC is a general practice litigation firm. We have experience handling all aspects of criminal, family, juvenile and civil matters. ... (more)

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David Gregg Volman Lawyer

David Gregg Volman

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Family Law, Bankruptcy, Real Estate, Personal Injury, Criminal

In 1987, I joined the law firm of Kleban & Samor in Southport, Connecticut as an associate. In 1989, I joined the law firm of Yudkin & Young in Shelto... (more)

Stephen P. Wright

Family Law, Bankruptcy, Credit & Debt, Estate Planning
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Themis Klarides

Corporate, Bankruptcy, Dispute Resolution, Real Estate
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Lisa Vento-Gustafson

Bankruptcy & Debt, Consumer Bankruptcy, Landlord-Tenant
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Antoinette R. Kaine

Labor Law, Family Law, Criminal, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury
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Louis J. Testa

Bankruptcy, Business Organization, Real Estate, Reorganization
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Jarod F Proto

Americans with Disabilities Act , Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy, Corporate
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Charles J Filardi

Corporate, Business Organization, Collection, Bankruptcy
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Russell Gary Small

Commercial Real Estate, Divorce, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury
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LEGAL TERMS

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.

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.

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.

CCCS

See Consumer Credit Counseling Service.

BANKRUPTCY

A legal proceeding that relieves you of the responsibility of paying your debts or provides you with protection while attempting to repay your debts. There are ... (more...)
A legal proceeding that relieves you of the responsibility of paying your debts or provides you with protection while attempting to repay your debts. There are two types of bankruptcies -- liquidation, in which your debts are wiped out (discharged) and reorganization, in which you provide the court with a plan for how you intend to repay your debts. For both consumers and business, liquidation bankruptcy is called Chapter 7. For consumers, reorganization bankruptcy is called Chapter 13. Reorganization bankruptcy for consumers with an extraordinary amount of debt and for businesses is called Chapter 11. Reorganization bankruptcy for family farmers is called Chapter 12.

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.

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.

CHAPTER 7 BANKRUPTCY

The most familiar type of bankruptcy, in which many or all of your debts are wiped out completely in exchange for giving up your nonexempt property. Chapter 7 b... (more...)
The most familiar type of bankruptcy, in which many or all of your debts are wiped out completely in exchange for giving up your nonexempt property. Chapter 7 bankruptcy takes from three to six months, costs about $200, and commonly requires only one trip to the courthouse.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Dechio v. Raymark Industries, Inc.

... In 1988, Raymark entered involuntary bankruptcy, from which it briefly emerged in 1996. ... A decision was not reached, however, because Raymark entered voluntary bankruptcy in March, 1998, again putting a halt to the proceedings. ...

Stec v. Raymark Industries, Inc.

... (Raymark). [1] Raymark has been in bankruptcy proceedings since 1986, and the defendant second injury fund (fund) [2] was cited in as a party to the workers' compensation claim because of its potential liability pursuant to General Statutes § 31-355. ...

Antonino v. Johnson

... On or about December 20, 2005, the defendant filed a chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut at New Haven. On or about April 13, 2007, the plaintiffs' motion for relief ...