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Patrick J. Smith

Tax, International, Bankruptcy
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Kathleen Kibler Mahoney

Bankruptcy, Criminal, Estate Planning, Family Law
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Donna Williams Rucker

Civil Rights, Business Organization, Administrative Law, Bankruptcy
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Brian V Lee

Bankruptcy & Debt, Bankruptcy, Credit & Debt, Foreclosure
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  16 Years

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Kathleen L. Cerveny

Corporate Governance, Business Organization, Banking & Finance, Dissolution
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  34 Years

Sherrie A. Smith

Foreclosure, Workout, Consumer Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  15 Years

Michael William Briggs

State Government, Government, Administrative Law, Consumer Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  29 Years

Stuart Mckinley Paynter

Federal Appellate Practice, Civil & Human Rights, Consumer Bankruptcy, Malpractice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  18 Years

Frank Paul Bland

Consumer Bankruptcy, Litigation, Public Interest Law
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Alvin David Williams

Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  24 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

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.

COSIGNER

A person who signs his or her name to a loan agreement, lease or credit application. If the primary debtor does not pay, the cosigner is fully responsible for t... (more...)
A person who signs his or her name to a loan agreement, lease or credit application. If the primary debtor does not pay, the cosigner is fully responsible for the loan or debt. Many people use cosigners to qualify for a loan or credit card. Landlords may require a cosigner when renting to a student or someone with a poor credit history.

ABUSE

Misuse of the Chapter 7 bankruptcy remedy. This term is typically applied to Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings that should have been filed under Chapter 13, because ... (more...)
Misuse of the Chapter 7 bankruptcy remedy. This term is typically applied to Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings that should have been filed under Chapter 13, because the debtor appears to have enough disposable income to fund a Chapter 13 repayment plan.

FCRA

See Fair Credit Reporting Act.

FDCPA

See Fair Debt Collections & Practices Act.

REDEMPTION

In Chapter 7 bankruptcy, when the debtor obtains legal title to collateral for a debt by paying the creditor the replacement value of the collateral in a lump s... (more...)
In Chapter 7 bankruptcy, when the debtor obtains legal title to collateral for a debt by paying the creditor the replacement value of the collateral in a lump sum. For example, a debtor may redeem a car note by paying the lender the amount a retail vendor would charge for the car, considering its age and condition.

FRAUDULENT TRANSFER

In a bankruptcy case, a transfer of property to another for less than the property's value for the purpose of hiding the property from the bankruptcy trustee --... (more...)
In a bankruptcy case, a transfer of property to another for less than the property's value for the purpose of hiding the property from the bankruptcy trustee -- for instance, when a debtor signs a car over to a relative to keep it out of the bankruptcy estate. Fraudulently transferred property can be recovered and sold by the trustee for the benefit of the creditors.

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.

FORBEARANCE

Voluntarily refraining from doing something, such as asserting a legal right. For example, a creditor may forbear on its right to collect a debt by temporarily ... (more...)
Voluntarily refraining from doing something, such as asserting a legal right. For example, a creditor may forbear on its right to collect a debt by temporarily postponing or reducing the borrower's payments.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

IN RE SHMUCKLER

... The Board on Professional Responsibility recommends that respondent Howard R. Shmuckler be disbarred pursuant to DCCode § 11-2503(a) (2001), because he was convicted of bankruptcy fraud in violation of 18 USC § 152(1) and (2) by the United States District Court for ...

FIDELITY NAT. TITLE INS. CO. v. Tillerson

... [5] The record shows that this property was the subject of a 2006 Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding in Stancil's name. On November 28, 2006, the bankruptcy trustee declared this property to be of insufficient value to satisfy the bankruptcy debts and abandoned it. ...

Kissi v. Hardesty

... It is undisputed that on September 7, 2000, appellant's company, DK & R Company ("DK & R"), which is incorporated in Delaware, filed for bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland and that on September 23, 2003, two Maryland condominium ...