Many times potential clients will come into my office or call me on the phone and wonder if they make too much money to file for bankruptcy. This is a popular bankruptcy myth. Many people are under the false impression that when the bankruptcy laws changed in 2005 that there was a strict barrier to filing bankruptcy if an […]
It is that time of the year again when we think of all the scary monsters lurking around the corner. However, throughout the year, many people will encounter a very real and very scary monster in the form of zombie debt.
What is Zombie Debt?
The term Zombie Debt can sometimes be used to refer to many different types of debt. […]
A recent study by Northwestern University, published in the August issue of Social Science and Medicine found a relationship between physical health and debt that has not been looked at previously. Researchers looked over data putting together young adults age 24-32 and debt loads. They were looking to see, for the first time, whether there was a connection between […]
As a bankruptcy lawyer, I have always provided a free consultation for any individual or family that is thinking about filing for bankruptcy. During this meeting, which normally last about an hour, I review the financial circumstances the potential client is facing and try to help the debtor determine a few things. First, is bankruptcy the right way to […]
In the St. Louis area and throughout Missouri this weekend many people will be attending New Year’s Eve parties and enjoying the company of others and quite possibly some alcoholic beverages. One thing to keep in mind over the holiday weekend, and throughout the New Year, is the cost of drinking and driving.
Putting aside the overall dangers of drinking […]
For most people who come to my office after receiving a summons or ticket for DWI or Driving While Intoxicated one of the first things I try to explain to them is that they will have two cases for me to handle. Out of almost every DWI two different cases will arise, one criminal case and one civil case […]
In a recent opinion released by the Supreme Court of Missouri, a new tool was given to consumers facing lawsuits by zombie debt collectors. In CACH v. Askew, a consumer was facing a lawsuit by a debt collection company that had purchased an old debt from the previous credit card account holders. The collection company was the third in […]
Flipping through the news the other day I came across a piece on the Christian Science Montior’s website about a girl who was injured while bungee jumping in Africa. Its a fascinating story of a girl that was bungee jumping near Victoria Falls when her cord snapped sending her plunging into the crocodile infested waters. They even have video […]