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That Old Debt in That Old Bankruptcy Filing

When you file bankruptcy, you are seeking the bankruptcy protection that has helped so many climb out of the deep pit debt can create due to the economy, industry changes, job loss, health complications, family emergencies, etc. Regardless of the reason or reasons behind your bankruptcy filing, you listed all your debts in your paperwork, […]

Bankruptcy & Your Home Business

If you run a small business from your home, you’re probably wondering if you need to include it in your bankruptcy filing. If you are declaring Chapter 7 bankruptcy on your personal debts, do you have to get your small business involved? This is another specific situation that may require different actions depending upon your […]

When Creditors Ignore Your Discharge of Debt

The purpose of filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy is to immediately enact the automatic stay and eventually obtain the discharge of debt. What happens when you go through legal channels to obtain both these powerful protections through bankruptcy filing and creditors ignore their legal implications? If you are being harassed by creditors in spite of […]

Purchasing a Vehicle Before Receiving Bankruptcy Discharge

There are many bankruptcy petitioners who fear the consequences wreaking havoc on their ability to have a vehicle and stay mobile. Bankruptcy laws may leave petitioners aware that they can’t keep the vehicle they have currently (for a number of different reasons), but equally aware that they will need a car to get around. This […]

Credit Counseling and Bankruptcy Attorneys

For those of you that are familiar with my previous columns, you’ll remember that I’ve written quite a few articles on credit counseling and also that I do not like credit counseling. “Sure,” I hear you say, “Of course a bankruptcy attorneys don’t like credit counseling. It’s the competition!” And yes! I do not like […]

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: Too Much Equity in Your Home

One of the only times that having “too much equity” in your home will hurt you is when you are filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. It seems contradictory, but having too much equity in your home can seem to turn into a consequence for petitioners hoping to obtain a discharge of debt through Chapter 7 […]

Your Ex Gets a Bankruptcy Discharge, Are You Still Responsible for Paying as Agreed in the Divorce Decree?

You got divorced. Your final divorce decree separated your assets and your debt between you and your ex. Your ex removed your name from your joint accounts. The final divorce decree states that you need to pay your ex a certain amount per month or until the debt is paid off. Your ex declared bankruptcy […]

Your Ex Gets a Bankruptcy Discharge, Are You Still Responsible for Paying as Agreed in the Divorce Decree?

You got divorced. Your final divorce decree separated your assets and your debt between you and your ex. Your ex removed your name from your joint accounts. The final divorce decree states that you need to pay your ex a certain amount per month or until the debt is paid off. Your ex declared bankruptcy […]