The ironic feature of the bankruptcy system is that a debtor must come up with a lot of money to file a case. Indeed, it costs a lot of money to go broke!
I was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, the 3rd of six children. We grew up in the meat packing district of South Omaha. I graduated from Omaha Central High School 1985.
My wife, Kathy, and I are raising 3 children. Outside of work, I spend a lot of time escorting children to sporting events while trying to sneak in a long bicycle ride on the weekends.
Areas of Practice
- 100% Bankruptcy Law
- 5% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- Nebraska, 1992
- U.S. District Court District of Nebraska, 2010
- U.S. Tax Court
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a Bankruptcy Appellate Panel’s opinion regarding whether a retirement account awarded to a spouse in a divorce case is exempt in a bankruptcy proceeding.
Last year the BAP court ruled that a retirement account awarded in a divorce case was not earned by the debtor and was…
The Final Report of the American Bankruptcy Institute on Consumer Bankruptcy offers suggestions to make paying for bankruptcy more affordable. The report does a good job of explaining why fees are so high, but the suggested remedies are generally lame and at times just plain wrong.
In what way? Well, the report correctly diagnoses the…
Low income debtors often need to file bankruptcy to stop garnishments, car repossessions and foreclosures. The problem is, filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy is expensive and attorneys will not file a case until ALL those fees (typically $1,400 to $1,800) are paid.
Why won’t attorneys file cases for a small retainer and monthly payments on the…
It costs a lot of money to go broke. It really does. The cost of filing Chapter 7 in Nebraska is about $1,400 to $1,800 for the typical case, and many can never afford that cost.
To make matters worse, once a bankruptcy petition is filed with the court, attorneys are not allowed to accept…
I recently returned to work after being a stay at home mom. When I quit working I stopped paying on one large credit card. They took this all the way to judgement and are now trying to garnish my wages with my new employer. I am a mortgage processor and am wondering if I file
“So I’m not great with adult life, I’m 22, I’ve came into work today for my boss to tell me there’s a court order in which they’re garnishing my wages to pay off a debt. The thing is I have no idea as to where this debt has come from. The only time in my…
My parents passed away a year ago. I was estranged from them. My sister was the sole beneficiary of the estate and I was told I was getting nothing. I had my meeting with the bankruptcy trustee today and the trustee asked if I was expecting any inheritance in the next 6 months. I said
“So, as the title says. In total, between a few credit cards and a personal loan through Lending Club I owe about $25,000 in debt. Never missed a single payment in my life, never even