Filing for Chapter 7 Protection When You Want to Keep Your Home

Using a Personal Bankruptcy Proceeding to Keep Your House One of the most common factors leading to the decision to file for bankruptcy protection is the inability to stay current on mortgage obligations. If you're in over your head, a Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding can allow you to permanently discharge certain debts. That usually involves … [Read more...]

The Simplest Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Filing

A Successful Bankruptcy Petition Can Be Relatively Painless When you think about a bankruptcy, it's pretty common to envision complex financial calculations and lots of paperwork. While many personal bankruptcy filings are complex, and any bankruptcy petition should be made with the assistance of an experienced bankruptcy attorney, there are … [Read more...]

Discharging Debts or Damages from Business Litigation

Can You Permanently Rid Yourself of Debts Incurred in Commercial Lawsuits? In a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition, available to individuals and businesses, you can permanently wipe out certain obligations in exchange to transferring "non-exempt" assets to the bankruptcy court to partially satisfy creditors. What happens if you are a small business … [Read more...]

Can You Discharge a Car Accident Verdict in Bankruptcy?

It's not common that a private individual will have personal financial responsibility for damages suffered by another person in a motor vehicle accident. That's generally covered by automobile insurance. There are, however, isolated instances where you may be sued directly by another person, or by an insurance company, for losses incurred. Can you … [Read more...]

Situations Where Chapter 7 Bankruptcy May Not Be Available

Under the federal bankruptcy laws, you can discharge most unsecured debts through a Chapter 7 proceeding, though you need to qualify by submitting to a means test first. Child support arrearages, student loan payments and tax obligations are generally not dischargeable, with extremely limited exceptions. There are other instances where bankruptcy … [Read more...]

Filing for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Protection to Deal with Mortgage and Property Tax Debts

For most people facing financial challenges, it's the mortgage and property tax obligations that are hardest to pay, and typically in arrears. While you generally cannot discharge those types of payments in a Chapter 7 proceeding, you can use Chapter 13 to get some relief. Here's how it works. With a Chapter 13 bankruptcy filing, you'll have the … [Read more...]

How the Means Test in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Work—Part One

It's been a requirement under the federal bankruptcy laws since 2005, but most people still don't have much understanding of what the "means test" is and how it works. When you choose to seek protection in a bankruptcy filing, you must now qualify to discharge debts in a Chapter 7 proceeding, demonstrating to the bankruptcy court that you lack the … [Read more...]

Stop a Home Foreclosure with Chapter 7 or 13

The bankruptcy power called the "automatic stay"immediately stops a home foreclosurethe moment your bankruptcy is filed. What happens after that depends on whether you file a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 case, and on what you want to accomplish. Buy Some Time with Chapter 7 A Chapter 7 "straight bankruptcy" cancels an immediately pending foreclosure … [Read more...]

What-Is-Required-In-A-Bankruptcy-341-Meeting

In a consumer bankruptcy filing, whether a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13, one of the first things that happens is a creditors meeting. Often referred to as the 341 meeting, this is when you and the bankruptcy trustee meet with your creditors. Generally, the 341 meeting occurs three to six weeks after your initial filing. The meeting is usually … [Read more...]

What-You-Can-keep-In-A-Texas-Bankruptcy

When considering bankruptcy you are understandably concerned with what property you may keep. By understanding what exemptions are available to you in a bankruptcy it can help you take the necessary steps to resolve your financial situation. In Texas, federal and state exemptions are available to bankruptcy filers. On certain exemptions there are … [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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