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Bankruptcy Repayment plan normally last 36-60 months

The purpose of a bankruptcy is to protect you from adverse creditor action. With limited exception, the minute your attorney presses the “file case” button on his computer, you and your assets are protected by the bankruptcy law’s automatic stay. Because bankruptcy is a legal proceeding you will have to attend court (usually for a

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FIRST client is 45 and single. His gross income last year was $98K, which is good. It reached $98K because of bonus. Without bonus, his gross income is $72K. This year started out for him with nothing to expect by way of bonus. So his last four months gross income was $6K a month, net

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341 MEETING A meeting required by law in all cases during which the debtor is questioned under oath by a trustee and creditors about his or her financial affairs. The debtor’s attendance is mandatory. ACQUISITION A Acquisition versioning arising in or related to a bankruptcy case. An adversary proceeding is started by filing a complaint

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Forensic loan audits no help in foreclosure Posted on 30, Nov -0001 At 12:00 AM  Forensic loan audits no help in foreclosure Forensic loan audits no help in foreclosure Your home is facing foreclosure. You receive a “forensic loan audit” solicitation. The company asks you for upfront fees to conduct a forensic review of your

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Most people who sign a mortgage don’t intend to walk away from it. Still, unforeseen circumstances — huge medical bills, lost jobs, divorce or eroding property values — can overwhelm even the best-intentioned borrower. A simple twist of fate can leave you facing a homeowner’s worst nightmare: foreclosure. Communicate with your lender Lenders want your

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During the month of May, which is the most recent data available from the Treasury Department, Nationstar Mortgage’s servicing operations approved 601 loan modification requests… and denied 4,216.  That’s a 12.5 percent approval rate for the month of May.  Cumulatively, based on program-to-date data through the month of May, Nationstar only approved 22 percent of

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Agreement To Pay Mortgage On Prior Marital Home Is Not Nondischargeable Domestic Support Obligation By Scott Riddle on October 21, 2015Posted in Northern District Cases In In re Lawson, Ch. 13 Case No. 13-73476-WLH (click here for .pdf of opinion) the issue was whether a settlement agreement between the Debtor and his former spouse, whereby

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Surrendering a Home in Bankruptcy: Recent Cases Point Towards a New Option By Sam Turco on October 6, 2015Posted in Chapter 13, Foreclosure We call these Zombie homes.  This is the home you move out of when you can no longer afford the payment or the home is in terrible disrepair.  These homes typically have

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Bankruptcy Reform Act 10 Year Review By Sam Turco on October 26, 2015Posted in Chapter 13, Chapter 7, Foreclosure, Student Loans Ten years ago this month the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) became effective. The act was designed to make filing bankruptcy more difficult by requiring filers to provide more information to court

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