Knowing When to File for Bankruptcy Protection

Choosing the Appropriate Time Makes a Big Difference The bankruptcy laws were enacted to give people an opportunity for a fresh start. It can happen to anyone—medical bills pile up, you lose your job or go through a divorce. A Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 petition can help get you on the right track. Unfortunately, we typically see that people wait too … [Read more...]

The Texas Bankruptcy Exemptions

Protecting Property from Attachment in a Chapter 7 Filing When you seek protection under the bankruptcy laws, you can choose to permanently discharge debts under Chapter 7 or to reorganize your debt under Chapter 13. With a Chapter 7 filing, you must turn over certain assets to the bankruptcy court to be sold to pay your creditors. But that … [Read more...]

How Soon Can You Re-File for Bankruptcy in Texas?

The Waiting Period for Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 You can go through a bankruptcy proceeding with the best of intentions, pay close attention to your finances and still have difficulty meeting your obligations. Often, it's a health problem that brings you to consider filing for bankruptcy. That's no surprise and no cause for shame—it's the single … [Read more...]

Using Chapter 13 When You Are Facing Foreclosure

Keeping Your Home and Restructuring Mortgage Debt If you've fallen behind in your house payment, to the extent that you've either been threatened with foreclosure, or are involved in foreclosure proceedings, a petition under Chapter 13 of the bankruptcy laws can help you get your mortgage back on track and keep your home. Initially, you'll have … [Read more...]

Can Chapter 13 Help You Restructure Income Tax Debts?

Using the Bankruptcy Laws to Address Personal Tax Liabilities If you have fallen behind on your taxes, you may be under the impression that you cannot use the bankruptcy laws to help you get a handle on that debt. While it's generally true that most income tax arrearages cannot be discharged in a Chapter 7 liquidation proceeding, you may still be … [Read more...]

Bankruptcy or Divorce—Which is the Chicken and Which the Egg?

Which Should You Do First—File for Bankruptcy or Finalize Your Divorce? Far too often, the underlying cause of divorce is financial difficulty. Even if financial problems are not the cause of divorce, they can arise when you no longer have two incomes to pay for your lifestyle. If you are considering filing for divorce, or if you know that your … [Read more...]

The Quick and Easy Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Filing

The Simplest Way to Reorganize Your Debts in Bankruptcy When you've determined that a bankruptcy petition is the best way to deal with overwhelming debt and get a fresh start, and you want to keep your property (if possible), your best option is a Chapter 13 reorganization. While such a filing will customarily take more time and effort than a … [Read more...]

Your Bankruptcy Options When You Owe Money to an Ex-Spouse

Should You Choose Chapter 7 or Chapter 13? Are you struggling to meet your financial obligations? Do your debts include family law obligations, such as child support or alimony arrearages? Have you considered be discharging or restructuring those debts could in a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 proceeding? Domestic Support Obligations Are Not … [Read more...]

Are Any “Family Law” Obligations Dischargeable in Bankruptcy?

The "Super Discharge" under Chapter 13 One of the fundamental principles related to the discharge of debts in a Chapter 7 proceeding is the prohibition of discharge of child support and alimony arrearages. But what about other divorce or family law-related debts to your ex-spouse, ones that have no connection to support obligations? Under Chapter … [Read more...]

Can You Manage Tax Debts with a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Filing?

In an earlier blog, we discussed the limitations on discharging a tax liability through a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing. You can, however, use a Chapter 13 debtor reorganization to reduce the amount you must pay every month. In addition, you may actually be able to discharge some of your tax debt at the end of the Chapter 13 process. The tax debt … [Read more...]

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Consumer Bankruptcy

Can I keep my car? Will bankruptcy stop a foreclosure? Will I ever be debt-free again? How will I ever pay these medical bills?

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Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

If you want to stop creditor harassment, eliminate repossession debt, stop garnishments and keep your house, and car, a Chapter 7 bankruptcy could help.

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Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Are you in jeopardy of losing your house? Are you making good money but everyone is asking for payment right now? Do you want or need to stop collections?

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