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I Owe Debt to a Family Member. Can I Pay that Person Off Prior to Filing Missouri Bankruptcy?

Unfortunately, paying off a debt owed to a friend or family member prior to the filing of a bankruptcy can result in a costly and difficult situation for both the person paid and yourself. Under the Missouri Bankruptcy Code, any payments … Continue reading

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Are Debt Negotiation Companies Better than Bankruptcy?

Most of the time the answer is NO! Before considering bankruptcy, many of my clients have considered using a debt negotiation service that advertised on the radio or TV. These ads claimed to be able to give creditor relief for … Continue reading

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When Should You File Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Clients often ask me about the different types of bankruptcy, including Chapter 11 bankruptcy. A Chapter 11 bankruptcy serves two specific purposes: 1) restructuring business debt and 2) restructuring consumer debt for individuals that have too much debt to qualify … Continue reading

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Can I force my real estate creditor to foreclose on my home?

The answer is typically no. Over the past year I have received various questions about this subject.  People, especially those who surrender a house in connection with a bankruptcy filing, often look forward to a foreclosure date.  This is because … Continue reading

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