I have been in practice in Illinois and Missouri for 33 years, having my own law firm since 1990, except from 2009-2012 when I was the Bankruptcy Coordinator for Legal Services of Eastern Missouri. I have experiences in all aspects of the law, bu...
Practice areas & skills: Bankruptcy & Debt, Family, General Practice
I grew up in Rolla Missouri with close ties to both St. Louis and Springfield. I've lived in every region of the state including Rolla, Springfield, Kansas City, Columbia and St. Louis. I've lived on a farm and in the heart of Missouri's largest u...
Practice areas & skills: Bankruptcy & Debt, Debt Settlement, Debt Collection, Landlord & Tenant, Personal Injury
Review: “Richard assisted my husband and I in our bankruptcy. He was very knowledgeable and understood our needs. He came highly recommended to me, and I certainly would recommend him to anyone in this situation.”
Practice areas & skills: Bankruptcy & Debt, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Estate Planning, Medical Malpractice
A bankruptcy attorney can help you manage personal or business debts you are unable to pay. Bankruptcy laws allow people and businesses to (1) get a “fresh start” by relieving most debts; and (2) repay the money owed to all creditors as fairly as possible. When you file for bankruptcy protection, all other legal actions against you are put on hold. Creditors cannot sue you, garnish your wages, repossess your car or home entertainment system, or start or continue with a foreclosure action against your home. There are different types of bankruptcy filings and each has its own advantages. Since bankruptcy can significantly impact your future purchasing power and credit rating, you should see a bankruptcy attorney to make sure the benefits of filling bankruptcy outweigh the consequences.