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David Lloyd Merrill

West Palm Beach Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Attorney.

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  1. I'm 20 and I got drunk one night pastes out on the bed when I woke up a 14 year old girl was on top now she is pregnant

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. David Lloyd Merrill
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Zachary Michael Ward
    4. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    5. Scott J. Corwin
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    Call a criminal defense lawyer right away -- and stop talking about any facts of your case in an open, public forum without getting that advice first. Anything you say here can be used against you in court. And remember: if the child turns out not to be yours, it will be what you admit and say that will get you convicted. As a practical matter speak to the parents. If you are about to be a father (and, candidly, you should require a paternity test to confirm the child is yours), then the...

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  2. I co-signed for 3 of my grandson's student loans, about $120,000.00. He is unable to pay and the lenders are after me.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Dorothy G Bunce
    2. David Lloyd Merrill
    3. Ashley Anne Digiulio
    4. Gary D. Bollinger
    5. Robert Parkinson Taylor
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    My colleagues are, collectively, correct. discharging student loans, while technically possible, is ridiculously tough to do, and requires and highly experienced bankruptcy trial lawyer -- and those are not particularly easy to find either since while there are lots of bankruptyc lawyers, there are precious few who regularly handle full-blown trials. Definitely explore the several non-bankruptcy options that maybe available to you. Finding a lawyer with expertise in student loans could be...

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  3. What is cramming what is owed in terms of legal fees and overages on an investment property during a bankruptcy filing of

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. David Lloyd Merrill
    2. Jeffrey B. Lampert
    3. Rex Edward Russo
    4. Warren Vincent Norred
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    Without knowing the specifics of your sitution, it is hard to know whether a 7 or 13 is appropriate, or whether it is a Chapter 11 that you need to be considering instead. Those questions will depend largely upon how much you owe and how long you are going ot need in order to resolve the debt owed on your properties. But getting to the question of cram downs, there is the concept of a "cram down" and a "strip off." Let's say you have an investment property worth $200K, and you owe $300K on...

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  4. What does Chapter 7 bankruptcy mean?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jeffrey Steven Feinberg
    2. David Lloyd Merrill
    3. Walter C Oney Jr
    4. Michael Hal Schwartz
    5. Omar Mahmoud Badr
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    There are six chapters, three of which most people have never heard of: 15 is a cross border (think international borders) case, 12 is for family farmers or fishermen, and 9 is for municipalities. The three you have probably heard of are 11 (reorganization), 13 (a wage earner's plan or 'mini' reorganization) and 7, which is liquidation.

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  5. What are the chief differences between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Dorothy G Bunce
    2. David Lloyd Merrill
    3. Jeffrey Scott Hyslip
    4. William Joseph Kopp Jr.
    5. Allan J. Rittenhouse
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    The exemptions in Florida are identical between the two and are found primarlity in Florida Statutes section 222.01 et. seq. (you can Google that section), and there are a number of Federal exemptions that apply as well. That said, the differences between 7 and 13 are substantial -- they are intended for varying situations, and based upon the trhey have been written can be used in a wide array of situations. Perhaps more important are not the differences, but the issues surrounding which...

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  6. Have you heard of a lawyer with a criminal record?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. David Lloyd Merrill
    2. Colleen M. Glenn
    3. Jonathan Hackworth
    4. Thomas Klemens Almquist
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    Yes there are, but it is a very specific thing, and typically done on a case-by-case basis. Reach out to The Florida Bar in Tallahassee and ask your questions there since they will ultimately be the group that licenses you (presuming you wish to stay in Florida). Also talk to The Florida Board of Bar Examiners. Both groups may be able to give you insights into whether starting the path towards being a lawyer will be fruitful for you. And be very candid with them -- being forthright about...

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  7. Should I hire a lawyer? I was hit on a car accident a week ago, I sustained some injuries, and new ones coming everyday...

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. David J. McCormick
    3. David Irving Shiner
    4. Guy Irvin Wade III
    5. Kevin Coluccio
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    These questions rather surprize me. First thing's first: go see a DOCTOR and get treated for your injuries. The lawyers will be there, and will benefit greatly from having a professional diagnosis of all the things you are suffering from. After seeing the doctor do not wait -- do seek legal counsel.

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  8. My husband and I are in the process of filing for bankruptcy. He has been a resident for three years now .

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Norma Nodal Duenas
    2. David Lloyd Merrill
    3. Susan J Dodds
    4. Dorothy G Bunce
    5. James Charles Shields
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    Ms. Duenas is correct -- bankruptcy is not a matter of "bad character" and should not impact the naturalization process. Good luck!

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  9. Personal Injury and bankruptcy...Oregon...What effect does this have on the court case.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew Daniel Myers
    2. David Lloyd Merrill
    3. Michael Shemtoub
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Thomas A McAvity
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    Major impact. Your accident clam belongs to the bankruptcy trustee untl the trustee abandons it. You MUST have disclosured this asset in your bankruptcy -- and if you did not, it STILL beongs to the trustee because they did not know about it to abandon it. Note that this may also a basis for dismissing any lawsuit you may have brought. Speak to your bankruptcy lawyer about this today, and let your accident loawyer know as well. If the defense to your claim learns of the bankruptcy...

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  10. Re: conflict law, contract law, family law, I need a new attorney for my Final Hearing.

    Answered 8 days ago.

    1. Michael Edward Golub
    2. David Lloyd Merrill
    3. William Charles Rosenfelt
    4. Jimmy Allen Davis
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    You definitely need to speak to competent counsel right away -- and Avvo can help you find who you need. Look above in the "Find a Lawyer" tab and search for the practice expertise and the area you need them in. Best of luck to you!

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