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The Rules for Discharging Taxes In a Bankruptcy Case

Many individuals considering bankruptcy erroneously believe that they may not discharge taxes in bankruptcy cases. It’s important that all prospective Georgia bankruptcy debtors know that taxes are, in fact, dischargeable in a bankruptcy case, provided that certain requirements are met. Determining whether a debtor’s back taxes meet these tests for...
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Bankruptcy Can Help Stop Wage Garnishment

Bankruptcy is a process and not a simple act. If your financial situation requires the filing of a bankruptcy case under Chapter 7 or 13, an experienced and qualified bankruptcy attorney can help you accurately review and carefully consider your options. An experienced and qualified bankruptcy attorney can help you...
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Bankruptcy Can Help If Your Car Is Repossessed

Repossession of a motor vehicle can make anyone’s life more difficult. Not only is it a tremendous inconvenience as it takes an individual’s primary source of transportation, it can also have negative effects on a person’s credit. However, filing a bankruptcy after a repossession can alleviate these problems while potentially...
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What Documentation Is Needed In a Bankruptcy Case?

When individuals or corporate entities file a bankruptcy case, their complete, current, and, to some extent, past financial histories must be disclosed to the U.S. Trustee and U.S. Bankruptcy Court. The rules of bankruptcy procedure and federal bankruptcy law require debtors to complete and file certain forms in a bankruptcy...
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What Is a Chapter 13 Cramdown?

A Chapter 13 bankruptcy allows debtors to adjust or reorganize their debt in certain ways that a Chapter 7 does not. A Chapter 13 allows debtors to repay mortgage arrearages in a Chapter 13 plan. A Chapter 13 also allows debtors who own collateral that is worth less than the...
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Fraud and Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy debtors, under penalty of perjury, sign and attest to the fact that anything they submit to the U.S. Trustee and U.S. Bankruptcy Court is true and correct. Most bankruptcy debtors are honest and transparent when disclosing their assets, but there are always exceptions. Debtors who commit fraud before or...
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What Is A Fraudulent Conveyance?

11 U.S.C. § 548 empowers bankruptcy trustees to avoid certain transfers made by a debtor of assets that place them beyond the reach of creditors. A “fraudulent conveyance” is a transfer of the debtor’s assets to a third party with the intent to prevent creditors from reaching these assets in...
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The Post-Bankruptcy Education Requirement

Any individual who files a consumer bankruptcy case is required to complete two counseling classes, one before filing the bankruptcy case, and one after filing but prior to the receipt of a discharge. The second counseling class known as debtor education in personal financial management course is necessary and crucial...
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Can Taxes Be Discharged In a Bankruptcy Case?

Many potential bankruptcy filers are unclear whether taxes are dischargeable in a bankruptcy case, whether filed under Chapter 7, 11, 12 or 13. To clarify, taxes are dischargeable in certain circumstances if the requirements set forth by certain rules are satisfied.  It’s vital that all Georgia taxpayers and prospective bankruptcy...
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How A Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Can Help You

A Chapter 13 bankruptcy is considered a reorganization under federal bankruptcy law found in Title 11 of the United States Code. Bankruptcies filed under Chapter 13 permit natural persons to reorganize the repayment of debts and, more importantly, enable them to keep valuable assets like a personal residence and motor...
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How A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Can Help You

If it’s the best available option, a Chapter 7 can help you. If bankruptcy is necessary and appropriate under the circumstances, the choice for most individuals would be whether to file a Chapter 7 case or a Chapter 13 case. Many debtors prefer filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case over a Chapter...
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Simple Summer Traveling Tips

The road trip is a classic vacation excursion and often the highlight of a long, hot summer. Few family activities are more memorable. Before you, family and friends hit the road in your car, truck, SUV, or RV, read the following safety tips for summer travel. Taking the time to...
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Alarming News About Nursing Home Abuse

The Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Inspector General released a report in late 2017 containing data that indicates many cases of nursing home abuse are unreported to authorities. The report also states that there is a realistic probability that a significant number of cases, in fact, perhaps thousands,...
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Uninsured Motorists And Personal Injury Cases

Involvement in a motor vehicle accident with an uninsured motorist is a jarring experience since it presents a journey into the unknown. If the uninsured motorist is at-fault, how much compensation will be available to pay for any ensuing losses for personal injuries and property damage? Normally, the insurance policy...
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Off-Road Safety Tips

Lehman Franklin has over 50 years of experience, giving him an intricate understanding of legal procedures necessary to develop a winning strategy for your case. A member of the firm for her entire legal career and since 2003, Kim Ward offers her expertise and experience to provide effective legal representation...
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Assault And Personal Injury

If you or a loved one is in need of a personal injury lawyer, contact the attorneys at H. Lehman Franklin, P.C. Contact our office by telephone at 912-764-9616 or fill out our contact form H. Lehman Franklin has been involved in the Statesboro community for over 50 years offering capable...
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Suing For Damages Caused By A Defective Roadway

Anyone who suffers personal injuries in a motor vehicle accident may be entitled to compensation from culpable parties. Successfully obtaining a complete recovery for an accident victim’s losses in the form of a money damages award is the primary goal of attorneys Lehman Franklin and Kimberly Ward. Motor vehicle accidents...
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