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Q: If I am Active duty military, am I exempt from the means test for bankruptcy?

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Military Law for California on
Answered on Mar 23, 2018

See if Section 707(b)(2)(D) of the Bankruptcy Code applies to your situation. If so, you may avoid the means test. Best to see a bankruptcy lawyer near you as the means test is only part of what the US Trustee looks at when reviewing cases for abuse. Thank you for your service to our country. Hope it works out.
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Q: Creditor admits to me that they received our filing for bankruptcy in February 2018, but still filed a civil complaint.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Arizona on
Answered on Mar 23, 2018

Yes, you should see a bankruptcy lawyer as this sounds like a violation of the automatic stay. You may be entitled to damages that could include attorney fees. Hope it works out. Good luck!
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Q: 17 year old unmarried mother baby's father lives in georgia is he able to take the baby out of missouri

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Missouri on
Answered on Mar 23, 2018

Until the father has his rights declared in court, even if he is on the birth certificate and the child has his name; the father does not have decision making authority over the child. He will not be able to take the child out of state.
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Q: My house and property will be a large proportion of my estate. My children (twins) are my only immediate beneficiaries.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 23, 2018

Hi there,

The best way to strategize your estate plan is likely a simple, revocable trust, though you should call an attorney in your area to have a more thorough evaluation first. You likely want to avoid probate, and a trust will accomplish that.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at (312)300-4743 or email at, and I'll be happy to speak with you.


Stephanie Sexauer

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Q: Is my brother entitled to a share of my dad's portion of my grandmas house if his name was legally changed in 1982?

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Texas on
Answered on Mar 23, 2018

Changing his name and not being seen as part of the family does not make him any less his father's biological child or any less entitled to inherit under the Texas law of descent and distribution.
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