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Gary D. Bollinger

Gary Bollinger’s Legal Guides

11 total


  • Keeping your Car or Vehicle in Bankruptcy by Using Exemptions

    Exemptions a Debtor may use to protect & keep a motor vehicle in Bankruptcy in Missouri

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  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Eligibility. Income & Assets.

    Bankruptcy debtors must usually choose between a Chapter 7 or 13. A Chapter 7 bankruptcy typically concludes very quickly a matter of 3 or 4 months. A chapter 13 requires payments to a bankruptcy trustee for 3 to 5 years. Eligibility for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy includes three...

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  • Divorce Decree or Judgments. Discharge of Some Decretal Obligations in Bankruptcy

    Depending on the chapter of bankruptcy completed, some divorce decree obligations may be discharged; however, some obligations cannot be discharged under any chapter of bankruptcy. Court orders for domestic support obligationa term that includes child-support, alimony, spous...

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  • Service of Summons to Appear or Answer in Court on a Petition or Complaint

    The two types of service of summons in Missouri & the differences in remedies available.

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  • Non-Dischargeable Debts in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. Child-Support, Alimony, Taxes etc. Explained

    Certain debts are never dischargeable in Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Some debts may be dischargeable depending on the age of the debt. Some debts may be non-dischargeable based on other criteria or actions taken by the creditor during the bankruptcy. This guide explains some of the differences.

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  • Form 1099-C. Cancellation of Indebtedness or Debt. IRS 1099-C & IRS Form 982. Phantom Income

    Meaning & Effect of Receiving an IRS Form 1099-C Dealing with "Phantom Income" IRS Form 982 to offset imputation of income

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  • Filing a Second Bankruptcy. Statute of Limitations (Time Interval between Filing)

    ElibiibIty to file a 2nd bankruptcy & obtain an order discharging debts. (This guide deals only with eligibility for discharge based on the passage of time between the 1st & 2nd bankruptcy; however, a discharge can be denied for other reasons, e.g. a 180-day bar under 11 U.S.C. §109).

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  • Are Bankruptcy Service Divisible by Zero: Unbundling in Post-Reform Bankruptcy

    Can bankruptcy representation be divided into discrete transactions that are both severable and separately billable? Or is a consumer bankruptcy attorneys bundle of services divisible only by Zero? Several attorneys in this NACBA/LinkedIn community have expressed opinions criti...

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  • Keeping your home or residence in bankruptcy chapter 7 or 13.

    For a home, constructed on real property, that the bankruptcy debtor owns. (Depending on State law, it may also include a (formerly) mobile home that has been permanently affixed to real property that the bankruptcy debtor owns).

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  • Judgment Proof. Defined & Explained.

    Following a judgment, a private party creditor must file for a Writ of Garnishment, Sequestration or Levy to attempt to collect on the judgment. Whether the judgment Creditor can collect a garnishment may depend on whether the judgment debtor is "judgment proof."

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