It’s a Bad Idea to Handle Your Own Bankruptcy

Good Reasons Not to Represent Yourself in a Bankruptcy Proceeding It's understandable—you're struggling to make ends meet and have concluded that filing for bankruptcy is your best option. You really don't have the money for anything but the essentials, and you certainly don't want to spend the money for a lawyer. You may think, "Hey, my … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Student Loan Arrearages—Chapter 7 or Chapter 13?

Suppose that you're struggling to meet your obligations and the bulk of your debt is tied to student loan repayments. You're not alone. Statistics indicate that more than 44 million debtors owe over $1.5 trillion in student loan debt, and that that average total amount of debt for graduates of the class of 2018 was $29,800, with many former … [Read more...]

Can You Use Bankruptcy to Avoid Foreclosure?

When you're struggling to meet your financial obligations, one of the first debts that can get away from you is your mortgage. Unfortunately, it won't take long before you find yourself involved in foreclosure proceedings. Perhaps there's light at the end of the tunnel—you can see that your financial situation will improve dramatically in the near … [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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