A: The federal court charges filing fees of $299.00 for Chapter 7 cases and $274.00 for Chapter 13 cases. You are also required to take a credit counseling class both before and after you file your case; the cost of this counseling is $100.00 for Chapter 7 cases and $50.00 for Chapter 13 cases. In addition to the filing and counseling fees, you are also responsible for the attorney fees. Your attorney fees are determined on a case-by-case basis and detailed by the attorney during your free 30-minute consultation.
A: The answer to this comes only through consultation with and advice from an attorney practicing in bankruptcy, who has studied and understands the bankruptcy laws, knows the rules, and fully understands your situation. Before your attorney can give you that advice, you must provide complete information.
A: It is a good idea to get a medical checkup after an accident even if you do not know if you have been injured. It is possible that you have soft tissue damage or other injuries and are not aware of them. It is important that when you make your claim to the other insurance company that you know all of your damages, which includes your injuries. Once you settle or otherwise resolve your case, you cannot go back and get more money.
A: If the other driver caused the accident and is not insured, your own policy will pay for your personal injuries - if you have "uninsured motorist" or "medical payments" coverage. If the other driver's insurance is not enough to pay for all of your damages, your own insurance may pay the difference - if you have "underinsured motorist" coverage. If you do not have these kinds of insurance or if your damages are more than the policies limit, you can sue the other driver. However, even if you win the case, you cannot be sure that the other driver has the money to pay. If you have the collision insurance, it will pay for damage to your car, no matter who is at fault.
A: A contingency fee provides that the attorney takes a percentage of the actual money recovered for you. This provides a means for people to get lawyers without having to pay by the hour, which can add up to thousands of dollars. This risk-free fee structure provides access to the courts when it might otherwise be cost-prohibitive.
A: The time required to obtain a divorce varies. Generally, a divorce takes anywhere from six weeks to a couple of years. In most states the divorce is final as soon as the judge signs the divorce decree. In some states, parties to a divorce may not remarry anyone except each other for 6 months after the decree is granted.
Real Estate Deeds and Mortgages are available from your County Recorder’s Office. Please, note that Clermont & Brown Counties have such records online. For others counties you may have to personally visit your County Recorder’s Office to get documents. We also have suggested some credit bureau websites.
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