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Andrew Daniel Myers

Andrew Myers’s Legal Guides

215 total


  • BANKRUPTCY: Means Test Mechanics

    Part One The first part of the means test is a simple matter requiring little more than simple arithmetic. Take all gross income in the household during the six calendar months before the date of filing. For example if you file in January, every penny of income from July 1 until...

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  • BANKRUPTCY: Means Test Background

    MEANS TEST: What Is It? Bankruptcy law requires filers to take a means test to measure whether they are eligible to file Chapter 7 bankruptcy. People who file Chapter 7 must have income that is low enough to pass the means test requirement. The calculations are intended to keep...

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  • BANKRUPTCY: Chapter 20

    There is no such thing as a Chapter 20 under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, technically, or in reality. However, this is aterm bankruptcy attorney use whena debtorfiles a Chapter 13 bankruptcy after filing for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy and receiving a Chapter 7 discharge on unsecured deb...

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  • PERSONAL INJURY: Hit in the Head by a Golf Ball

    What happens when a golfer hits the golf ball, it hits a marker placed by the golf course, then the ball bounces back and hits the golfer in the head? The New Hampshire Supreme Court faced this question in the case of the golfer against the golf course. The plaintiff in the cas...

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  • Instant Messaging is Repeated Communication in Harassment Law

    A teenage girl disappears. Mother is frantic. What does mom do? Just like everyone else, she jumps on the computer. The New Hampshire Supreme Court was thrown a novel question in the case of the missing teen whose mom took a novel approach in looking for the girl. The mother sig...

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  • Pardons and Turkeys

    Thanksgiving week, the president of the United States is always so busy with official duties, or avoiding them, that he pardons a selected turkey. The bird, they tell us, is then set free. Ignored, of course, is the reality that the gobblers entire extended family is dinner for ...

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  • BANKRUPTCY: Chapter 7 Timeline

    Chapter 7 Bankruptcy cases, unless problems rear their heads along the way, travel along a track, much like a train. What follows is the timeline, listing the main events in a typical chapter 7 case. Credit Counseling. Prior to filing, every debtor must take this, and obtain a c...

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  • PERSONAL INJURY: The Spilled Hot Tea Case

    Weve all heard about the infamous McDonalds hot coffee case. But what if the hot liquid is tea? And, what if the offending beverage is served at a more highbrow establishment, none other than Starbucks? Such a case exists, on the books of theU.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. On a...

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  • BANKRUPTCY: What if the Debtor Dies During the Case?

    It does happen that in individual who has filed bankruptcy dies prior to the conclusion of the case. This is clearly unfortunate. However, there is no reason the bankruptcy case can not continue to its final conclusion, discharging debt, despite the death of the debtor. THE RULE...

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  • PERSONAL INJURY: Will The Insurance Company Investigate?

    Background Investigation Insurance companies investigate all injury claims to varying degrees. Pre existing conditions are nearly always discovered if not in exhaustive discovery of medical records, then through'independent medical examinations'. Insurance companies at the beginn...

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