H. Lehman Franklin, P.C.

Document Everything About Your DUI Arrest

Driving under the influence can have tragic consequences. In the US, every day—and literally every hour—someone dies in a traffic accident caused by a drunk driver. Unfortunately, many motorists exhibit poor judgment when not abstaining and this could result in a DUI charge. These types of arrests are often extremely...
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The Wage Earners’ Plan: Who’s Qualified?

What is the “wage earners’ plan” and who qualifies? In bankruptcy, a Chapter 13 allows an individual who earns regular income to reorganize financial obligations to repay over a period of time. The debtor submits a proposal for a repayment plan that is made in installments. The repayment plan is...
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What’s Done at a 341 Meeting?

The 341 meeting is more commonly referred to as the meeting of creditors. This is an important and required part of a bankruptcy case. You are required to meet with the trustee as well as any creditors who wish to attend. During the meeting, the trustee will ask you questions,...
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Understanding Basic Bankruptcy Terms

There is an entire glossary of terms that relate to bankruptcy. The list below covers some of the most common words and phrases you may hear, and what they mean.  Automatic Stay The automatic stay is an injunction that prevents creditors from further pursuit of collection activities against a debtor....
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3 Ways to Avoid Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy is typically the result of debts coming at you from every direction. If all debts are considered equal, it is hard for a debtor to get back on sound financial ground. When your budget is stretched to the point where it seems like bankruptcy is the only option, there...
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Loss of Consortium: Three Examples

Anyone who has lost the benefits of a family relationship due to injuries or fatalities caused by the negligence or intentional acts of another party or entity may file a claim for loss of consortium. There are several ways in which a case for loss of consortium may result. Any...
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Is Pursuing Medical Malpractice Worth It?

Is Pursuing Medical Malpractice Worth It? For many plaintiffs, the idea of going up against a large hospital or medical facility seems like an insurmountable challenge. However, there are legal mechanisms in place that are designed to protect those under the care of medical professionals.  If you have suffered injury...
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