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Bankruptcy defined, What is a Bankruptcy?

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 […]

Clients seek Chapter 7 , 13 and Chapter 20 bankruptcy relief

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 […]

Bankruptcy Glossary

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 […]

Liens on my Home, will they be removed in Bankruptcy?

In brief, the liens will almost certainly delay or prevent the sale of your home. As well, while it may be possible to remove the liens, you will need to hire a lawyer. The main thing to understand is that liens survive the bankruptcy process unless special action is taken with the court. In a […]

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Modifications and the Discharged Mortgage Loan Dilemma

Mortgage borrowers who are granted Chapter 7 bankruptcy discharges and do not reaffirm their mortgages present unique issues for their lenders and mortgage servicers (collectively, mortgage lenders). When a loan secured by a mortgage on the borrower’s principal residence (the mortgage loan) is discharged in bankruptcy, the borrower’s personal liability on that loan is removed. […]

Bankruptcy Reform Act 10 Year Review

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 […]

Chapter 7: The 99% Solution

Chapter 7: The 99% Solution By Sam Turco on November 17, 2015Posted in Chapter 13, Chapter 7, Debt Settlement What is the most effective solution to a serious debt problem?  Without a doubt, Chapter 7remains the single most effective way to eliminate debt.  What is the success rate of chapter 7 cases? In reviewing 172 […]

Bankruptcy Filers Beware: Con-Artists Posing As Attorneys

Bankruptcy Filers Beware: Con-Artists Posing As Attorneys Dan LaBert | Latest News | October 14, 2015 Telephone-Scam Soliciting Wire Transfers Prompts NACBA and Vermont Attorney General to Issue Consumer Warning Across the country, consumers are falling prey to a new scam targeting people who have filed for bankruptcy and others just getting started with the […]

Frequently Asked Questions

What is bankruptcy? Bankruptcy is a set of federal laws and rules that can help individuals and businesses who owe more debt than they can pay. Federal courts have exclusive jurisdiction over bankruptcy cases. This means that a bankruptcy case cannot be filed in a state court. Bankruptcy laws help people who can no longer […]