Pocatello Credit & Debt Lawyer, Idaho


Lane Vincent Erickson

Litigation, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Credit & Debt
Status:  In Good Standing           

Heidi Buck Morrison

Family Law, Civil Rights, Credit & Debt, Bankruptcy, Collection
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  12 Years

John Albert Bailey

Estate, Employment, Business, Bankruptcy & Debt
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Jared S. Fluckiger

Agriculture, Civil Rights, Business, Bankruptcy, Criminal
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  5 Years
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John Orval Avery

Bankruptcy & Debt
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  36 Years

James Alphonse Spinner

Real Estate, Bankruptcy & Debt
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  36 Years

Frederick F. Belzer

Divorce & Family Law, Bankruptcy & Debt
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  41 Years

Stephen J. Muhonen

Wrongful Termination, Collection, Personal Injury, Car Accident
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  18 Years

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Nolan Ernest Wittrock

Estate, Divorce & Family Law, Criminal, Bankruptcy & Debt
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Patrick Noel George

Real Estate, Corporate, Banking & Finance, Commercial Bankruptcy
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LEGAL TERMS

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.

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.

CREDIT COUNSELING

Counseling that explores the possibility of repaying debts outside of bankruptcy and educates the debtor about credit, budgeting, and financial management. Unde... (more...)
Counseling that explores the possibility of repaying debts outside of bankruptcy and educates the debtor about credit, budgeting, and financial management. Under the new bankruptcy law, a debtor must undergo credit counseling with an approved provider before filing for bankruptcy.

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.

C CORPORATION

Common business slang to distinguish a corporation whose profits are taxed separate from its owners under subchapter C of the Internal Revenue Code, from an S c... (more...)
Common business slang to distinguish a corporation whose profits are taxed separate from its owners under subchapter C of the Internal Revenue Code, from an S corporation, whose profits are passed through to shareholders and taxed on their personal returns under subchapter S of the Internal Revenue Code.

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.

CREDIT REPORT

An account of your credit history, prepared by a credit bureau. A credit report will contain both credit history, such as what you owe to whom and whether you m... (more...)
An account of your credit history, prepared by a credit bureau. A credit report will contain both credit history, such as what you owe to whom and whether you make the payments on time, as well as personal history, such as your former addresses, employment record and lawsuits in which you have been involved. An estimated 50% of all credit reports contain errors, such as accounts that don't belong to you, an incorrect account status or information reported that is older than seven years (ten years in the case of a bankruptcy).

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.

DEBT COLLECTOR

A person who works in the in-house collections department of an original creditor or a collection agency to track down debtors and get them to pay what they owe... (more...)
A person who works in the in-house collections department of an original creditor or a collection agency to track down debtors and get them to pay what they owe. Debt collectors can be relentless, often using scare tactics, humiliation and repeated phone calls to extract payments or promises to pay.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Cole v. CARDEZ CREDIT AFFILIATES, LLC

... On April 11, 2006, Cardez Credit Affiliates, LLC (Cardez Credit filed a suit against Vicky Cole in district court in Bonneville County, where it maintains its principal place of business, alleging that Vicky Cole owed money to Cardez Credit on a past due credit card debt. ...

Credit Bureau v. Lecheminant

... I. FACTS AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY. On February 14, 2006, the plaintiff, Credit Bureau of Eastern Idaho, Inc. ... 3. Whether IC § 32-912 allows for garnishment in this case. 4. Whether a debt must benefit the community in order to be satisfied out of the community property. ...

CREDIT BUREAU OF EASTERN IDAHO v. LECHEMINANT

... I. FACTS AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY. On February 14, 2006, the plaintiff, Credit Bureau of Eastern Idaho, Inc. ... 3. Whether IC § 32-912 allows for garnishment in this case. 4. Whether a debt must benefit the community in order to be satisfied out of the community property. ...