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Why do I need an attorney ?

Why do I need an attorney ?

Attorneys can assist you in a wide range of matters, from minor issues such as fighting speeding tickets and issues at small claims courts to larger matters involving criminal actions, divorces, or other civil matters. In the majority of the legal problems, access to...

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What is mediation? What are the various types ?

What is mediation? What are the various types ?

Sometimes, during a severe conflict, the parties concerned may prefer to evade a court case. In such a situation, mediation is a chosen alternative and the preferred method when the battle includes family. Sometimes, the matter may have reached the court, but the...

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Are Student Loans Dischargeable in Bankruptcy?

Are Student Loans Dischargeable in Bankruptcy?

Student loans can be very difficult to deal with. It’s a national problem, but my clients in Southeast Iowa seem to have lots of student loan issues. There is a lot of momentum in Congress relating to student loans and the ability to discharge them in a bankruptcy...

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Business Bankruptcy Information Chapter 7 and Chapter 11

Business Bankruptcy Information Chapter 7 and Chapter 11

Should Your Business File Bankruptcy? This page is designed to answer common questions and explain common misconceptions about what filing a bankruptcy can and cannot accomplish for a business entity. The first step is to determine what type of legal entity the...

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What Is Bankruptcy And How Does It Work?

What Is Bankruptcy And How Does It Work?

Filing bankruptcy can accomplish many things. Bankruptcy is a federal legal process which allows debtors (those who owe debts) to eliminate (“discharge”) their personal liability on or “reorganize” their debts. Not all debts can be discharged. But most can. The...

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Can You Eliminate Taxes In Bankruptcy?

Can You Eliminate Taxes In Bankruptcy?

Can you get rid of and eliminate tax debt owed to the Internal Revenue Service or State of Iowa Department of Revenue or other taxing agencies? Or, as many often ask: Can you include taxes in a bankruptcy filing? The answer in many cases is: “YES!” Certain tax debts...

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The Different Bankruptcy Chapters

The Different Bankruptcy Chapters

There are several different chapters in the United States Bankruptcy Code which allow for different types of debt relief for different types of individuals and enteritis. The bankruptcy “chapters,” as they currently exist are 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, and 15. No, that’s not a...

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3 Tips for Avoiding Will or Trust Contest

3 Tips for Avoiding Will or Trust Contest

Dead men tell no tales. In a perfect world, property owners would just have to write their wills and be relieved that their family and friends are taken care of or that the future of their investments is secured. Unfortunately, that is not the case in the world we...

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How to Avoid a Covid-19 Bankruptcy

How to Avoid a Covid-19 Bankruptcy

Debt Caused By the Coronavirus We are living through a time with historical implications. The latest Coronavirus, named “Covid-19” has halted businesses, entertainment, social events, and caused the stock market to tumble. The medical impact of this virus is being...

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The Importance of Having an Estate Plan

The Importance of Having an Estate Plan

It happens all too often that the rightful heirs of some properties are cheated out of their inheritances because some smarter people could take advantage of the unexpected death of the property owner, Mr. X. Looking on such a distasteful scene, the words on...

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