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Sunday, July 14, 2019

What Happens If Your Spouse Dies During Your Bankruptcy Case?


If you are going through the bankruptcy process and your spouse has passed away, our hearts go out to you. Both situations are difficult, so we can only imagine how hard it must be to go through them at the same time.

Below is an overview of what the bankruptcy process looks like when a filer has passed away, but it is obviously not a full explanation. If this is the situation you are in, we strongly urge you to Read more . . .


Thursday, June 20, 2019

Lessons Learned from the Remington Bankruptcy


In 2014, when Remington announced it was opening a new factory in Huntsville, the whole state of Alabama was excited. It was now possible to buy a rifle that didn’t just say Made in the USA, it said Made in Alabama. Everyone seemed to want one. It was shocking when just a few years later the company announced it was filing for bankruptcy. 

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Do I Have To Go To Court If I File For Bankruptcy?


One of the frustrating things about filing for bankruptcy is that in addition to being emotionally draining, it is time consuming. Filers must often take time off of work to sort things out. 

If you don’t live near the bankruptcy courthouses in Montgomery, Opelika, or Dothan, you may also be concerned about how often you will have to drive to court and wait around all day for your case to be called.
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Monday, May 13, 2019

Do I Have To Go To Court If I File For Bankruptcy?


One of the frustrating things about filing for bankruptcy is that in addition to being emotionally draining, it is time consuming. Filers must often take time off of work to sort things out. 

If you don’t live near the bankruptcy courthouses in Montgomery, Opelika, or Dothan, you may also be concerned about how often you will have to drive to court and wait around all day for your case to be called.
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Monday, May 6, 2019

Special Laws Help Protect Farmers & Fishers


Low commodity prices and the simmering trade war with China have pushed many farmers to the brink. There are persistent whispers that we are on the cusp of something similar to the Farm Crisis of the 1980s. Our firm is hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst by brushing up on the special chapter of the bankruptcy law that applies to farmers and fishers.
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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Can I Keep My Tax Refund If I File For Bankruptcy?


April 15, otherwise known as Tax Day, is rapidly approaching. Many people have been asking us what will happen to their expected tax refund if they have filed for bankruptcy or are planning on filing soon. The answer is every lawyer’s favorite answer, it depends. 

Whether you get to keep your refund or have to hand it over to your creditors depends on
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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Working With An Inexperienced Attorney Is Not Worth The Risk


cbankThe last thing someone with a legal issue wants to deal with is an attorney who doesn’t know their head from a hole in the ground. But that happens far too often in the bankruptcy and collections world. Many attorneys that are great at helping businesses with other legal matters make huge mistakes when they decide to dabble in collections. 

In 2018, Wisconsin Lawyers Mutual Insurance Co.
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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

As Certain As Death And Taxes


“...in this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” These famous words, which were penned by Benjamin Franklin, were written in jest, but they are quite serious.
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Monday, February 25, 2019

Filing For Bankruptcy If You Are Or Were In The Military


Military members receive many legal protections while they are serving our country, and after they have been discharged from active service. This includes special treatment in the bankruptcy courts.

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One of the benefits of filing for bankruptcy, no matter what your occupation, is that other legal actions are paused by the court while the bankruptcy case proceeds. This can stop a foreclosure, or even prevent someone from suing you.

Active-duty military personnel get the added benefit of having all pending litigation, including bankruptcy cases put on hold until you return from active duty.
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Alabama State Bar Association Regulations require the following: "No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers." 11 U.S.C. 528 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code requires the following: "We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.”