Can an interest in child support be assigned?

Posted by Benjamin R.. Heston | Sep 01, 2017 | 0 Comments

This issue came up in Hoover-Reynolds where the petitioner signed a retainer agreement in January of 1995 to retain the services of legal counsel. A provision in the retainer agreement, according to petitioners attorneys, provided for a “charging lien” against any money awarded in the dissolutio...

What is “Lien Stripping”?

Posted by Benjamin R.. Heston | Jan 06, 2016 | 0 Comments

Lien-stripping is the process of bifurcating (splitting) a secured claim into two separate claims, the secured portion and the unsecured portion. For instance, you have a home that is worth $500,000 and you have a first mortgage balance of $300,000 and a second mortgage balance of $300,000. Since...

What do all the different Chapters mean?

Posted by Benjamin R.. Heston | Dec 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bankruptcy Law as a whole is a combination of the Bankruptcy Code, the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, State Law, Federal Law, and Case Law developed in the courts.  The explanations below are just a brief overview; every chapter of the Bankruptcy Code...


Our firm has extensive experience and expertise in bankruptcy, having two Certified Bankruptcy Law Specialists, and we can assist most individuals, married couples and businesses with their financial problems through Chapters 7 and 13.

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