David Reese Fondren

David Reese Fondren

  • Bankruptcy, Criminal Law, Estate Planning ...
  • Missouri
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Education
Washington University School of Law
J.D. | general law
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Professional Associations
Christian Attorneys of St. Louis (CASTL)
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St. Louis County Bar Assn
member
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National Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA)
member
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NRA
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Missouri State Bar
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Christian Legal Society
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Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL)
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St. Charles County Bar Assn.
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Missouri
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8th Circuit
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Practice Areas
    Bankruptcy
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Legal Answers
Q. After bankruptcy is discharged how long before u can buy land with cash
A: Your question raises all kinds of red flags. How did you come into so much money so quickly after a bankruptcy? You really really need to speak to an attorney eye to eye on this. It may be perfectly legit. But, you need to make sure.
Q. I don't know whether to bankrupt or Judgement proof. If I bankrupt will I loose my 5000 car. What about judgement proof?
A: Exemption in bankruptcy are identical to exemptions against creditors as they are the same laws for Missourians. Can not predict how a particlar trustee or creditor atty will act. Look up your vehicle on nada.com for more accurate valuatuon. Then talk to an atty.
Q. I'm the trustee of an elderly parent's irrevocable trust. I need to file for bankruptcy due to medical debt.
A: If your "special needs" child has permanent problems requiring long term or even life long medical treatment, then a bankruptcy is only a temporary band-aid. All medical bills incurred after the date of filing are not included. Bankruptcy can be a solution, IF, you can find a way to deal with future medical expenses. Caveat: This is a general answer. This may not apply 100% to you, as I know very little about your situation. The trust could be a big factor here. If you are employed and subject to garnishment, you may be forced into it at some time. Right now, you need to be working on a solution to pay your child's bills. You really need to make an appointment with a bankruptcy attorney before making a final decision. The counselors are not attorneys, and although they have a lot of knowledge, you should still get a detailed review. BTW: as trustee (not trustor or grantor), the trust assets are not yours and do not become part of the bankruptcy estate or subject to creditors attempts to collect a judgment. They will when your parents die and if you are beneficiary. Something important for your attorney to take into account.
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8011 Clayton Road, Suite 300
Clayton, MO 63117
Telephone: (636) 485-6743
Fax: (314) 727-4762