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3 Things to Consider Before Filing for Bankruptcy

Financial problems can affect nearly every aspect of your life, and bankruptcy often provides a solution for people who are unable to keep up with their monthly bills. While filing for bankruptcy can certainly help many people, the decision to file should never be taken lightly and you should only proceed after careful consideration. Here are …

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St. Louis Estate Planning Attorney

A last will and testament is a powerful tool that allows you to direct your assets to specific people or organizations after you pass away. In the absence of a will or other estate planning tool that provides for property to pass to specific parties, Missouri intestacy law will apply, which may or may not reflect your …

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St. Louis Bankruptcy Lawyer

What is Chapter 7 Bankruptcy? Chapter 7 bankruptcy is a legal process authorized by federal law that allows some people to eliminate their debts by liquidating (selling) their non-exempt assets. After the liquidation is complete, most, if not all, remaining debts are discharged, which means that people who file are under no legal obligation to pay …

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St. Louis Estate Planning Attorney

Avoiding probate is one of the primary goals of many estate plans, and this should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the process. Probate involves proving the validity of a will and administering the estate of a deceased person, which means settling debts, paying taxes, appraising the value of non-liquid assets, and transferring assets …

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Missouri Unemployment Attorney

Missouri unemployment insurance acts as a “safety valve” and provides temporary financial relief to unemployed workers who meet the requirements imposed by state law. There are also federal guidelines which govern unemployment law, and the system is administered by the Missouri Division of Employment Security. In order to receive full unemployment benefits in Missouri, you …

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St. Louis Estate Planning Attorney

When a family member or loved one passes away, the loved one’s estate passes through a court-managed legal process known as probate. In a nutshell, probate refers to the legal process by which a decedent’s assets are ascertained, managed, and ultimately distributed to creditors and heirs. In Missouri, it is governed by the state probate code and …

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St. Louis Probate Lawyer

The saying goes that nothing is as certain as death and taxes. However, did you know that taxes can persist even after your death? After you pass away, the executor of your estate will be responsible for paying all of the required taxes from your assets before your estate can be distributed to your beneficiaries. …

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St. Louis Real Estate Dispute Attorney

While it is often said that you can’t choose your family, the same usually holds true for your neighbors. It is not uncommon for neighbors to not like how the other is using his or her property or to have disputes about issues regarding boundaries and easements. In many of these situations, feuding neighbors choose to …

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Unemployment Attorney in St. Louis

Unemployment benefits exist to provide workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own with monetary payments for a specific amount of time until the worker can find a new job. Eligibility is determined on a state-by-state basis and usually requires claimants to have made a certain amount of money during a specific time …

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t. Louis and St. Charles Real Estate Attorney

A mortgage default occurs when your mortgage goes unpaid for a period of time or if less is paid than the amount due. A default is not the same as a foreclosure, but your mortgage lender can choose to begin the foreclosure process allowed by Missouri mortgage laws if your mortgage remains in default. A mortgage that …

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