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Residency Requirements When Filing Chapter 13 In Lebanon Missouri

October 15, 2020

Under the bankruptcy code, there are residency requirements which determine where a debtor may file for bankruptcy relief. Debtors may file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy where they have resided for the greater portion of the 180 days preceding filing. Therefore, to file bankruptcy where you live, you must have lived in your current […]

HAVEN Act Protects Veterans Filing Chapter 7 In Springfield Missouri

October 1, 2020

Military veterans filing for bankruptcy can benefit from the Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need (HAVEN) Act of 2019, which provides disabled military veterans with greater protections in bankruptcy proceedings when filing Chapter 7. Prior to the passage of the HAVEN Act, federal Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense disability payments were […]

Filing Bankruptcy in Springfield Missouri During The Coronavirus

September 17, 2020

The Licata Bankruptcy Firm is available for in-person meetings during the coronavirus pandemic. We still believe an in-person meeting is the best way to establish a professional relationship. Our office is following the guidelines in place by our local government as well as the recommendations provided by the CDC to protect the health and wellness […]

Rebuilding Your Credit Score After Filing Bankruptcy in Branson Missouri

September 3, 2020

The United States Supreme Court has said that the purpose of bankruptcy law is to give “the honest, but unfortunate debtor a new opportunity in life and a clear field for future effort, unhampered by the pressure and discouragement of preexisting debt.”  In other words, filing bankruptcy is a fresh start. How to begin that […]

Impact To Personal Injury Claim By Filing Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy in Springfield Missouri

August 20, 2020

When a debtor files for bankruptcy relief under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, the debtor is required to disclose all assets. Claims for injuries including those arising from automobile accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, medical malpractice, and bad products may be considered as assets of a debtor’s bankruptcy. Your bankruptcy attorney will list all […]

Impact To Your Credit Score If You File For Bankruptcy in Lebanon Missouri

August 6, 2020

Making the decision to file for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a huge step in debt relief. But many people are worried about the impact on their credit score if they file for bankruptcy. Although creditors do not like to see a bankruptcy on your credit report, the damage it will do to […]

Impact To Retirement Accounts When Filing Bankruptcy in Springfield Missouri

July 16, 2020

Saving for retirement is an important part of financial planning. When debts pile up, you might be tempted to borrow from your retirement account to stay afloat. Sadly, we often hear that clients have drained their retirement accounts only to find themselves still struggling with large amounts of debt. Before moving forward with a retirement […]

Should You Hire A Debt Relief Agency or Bankruptcy Attorney in Branson Missouri?

July 2, 2020

Most of us naturally look for the easiest way out of a difficult situation. Whether we are stuck with one difficult creditor or drowning in debt. Those debt relief agencies that you hear advertised on the radio might seem like the best solution to your problem. Hearing promises to “take care of your debt for […]

Will Stimulus Funds Impact My Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Springfield Missouri?

April 2, 2020

To address the financial burdens of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Government passed a $2 trillion stimulus package to help struggling Americans make ends meet and encourage economic growth. For individuals who are in an active bankruptcy case or are considering filing for bankruptcy relief, the stimulus bill may result in questions about how those […]

Protecting Tax Refunds When Filing Bankruptcy in Lebanon Missouri

January 6, 2017

by Amy Jackson When tax season approaches, knowing your rights regarding your tax refund when filing bankruptcy is of great importance.  There are several different factors when it comes to how to protect your tax refund in bankruptcy.  The type of bankruptcy you file, exemption laws, the source of the refund, and the timing of […]

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