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It's Cinco de Mayo today! Have fun and enjoy the margaritas, the tequila, and Coronas!
Everyone stay safe out there and remember to drive safely. An Operating While Intoxicated "OWI" ticket can be easy to get and has lasting repercussions across a person's entire life.

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It is important to follow the rules of bankruptcy and be honest regarding one's assets. Having the Court discover undisclosed income and assets can be extremely problematic for the Debtor.

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Recovery of preferences is a powerful aspect of bankruptcy filings. In large bankruptcies, like the City of Detroit's, preference recovery aims to add fairness as between creditors. Just because someone's bill had an earlier due date doesn't mean that that creditor is more deserving than another.

In personal bankruptcies, preference recovery can help someone bounce back from severe hardships. Recovering utility or other preference payments lets the debtor either be fair to other creditors, or have more cash to available to pay for future expenses.
Talk with your attorney to determine if you can recover a preference payment in your case.

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A recent UK study shows that children whose parents have divorced found it better to simply have the parents separate rather than remain married for a 'united household'. The underlying problem is the constant stress and conflict inherent in unhappy households and how that bears on children emotionally. The old advice of "staying together for the kids" may not be as prudent as once thought.


Some people avoid divorce due to concerns of increased tension and adversity. But divorce doesn't have to be contentious. Our attorneys seek to minimize problems and create a smooth transition to newly single life, including working with a collaborative divorce approach.

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There are calls to make OWI a crime in order to reduce the number of offenses. The argument goes that with stiffer penalties people will be more observant regarding their driving habits.

Is this a good solution?

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This is our firms new favorite holiday. We also believe it should be everyone else's favorite, especially our clients. (Although, we may be biased.)

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A case out of the Milwaukee Federal Courts centers on the fight to discharge student loans. There are numerous cases that are challenging the current interpretation of the "undue burden" requirement to discharging student loans. This case, like many others, strives to take a more reasonable approach to the undue burden standard.

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We've updated our website with a bankruptcy questions and answers section. Keep visiting as this page will be updated as new questions are asked. If you have a question you want to add or ask, email us at info@corcoranfoster.com.

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Bankruptcy, due to it being a Federal law, is clashing with State marijuana legalization laws. The 10th Circuit appeal has dismissed a bankruptcy petition as the petitioner was in the marijuana trade. Interestingly, the judges appear to be bound by law rather than gladly dismissing the case.

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Hope may be on the horizon. The 5th Circuit is set to rule on what constitutes "undue hardship" for discharging student loan obligations. This test has been onerous in the past, and it may be made more accessible now.
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