Bankruptcy Chapter 7 And 13

Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy is the most commonly filed forms of bankruptcy in the United States. Chapter 7 bankruptcy is often called a straight bankruptcy or a straight liquidation. For most of our clients who file Chapter 7 bankruptcy, however, there is no liquidation of their assets. For most forms of bankruptcy, including Chapter 7 and Chapter 13, the debtor or debtors are able to employ what are called exemptions. Exemptions are assets that the debtor is able to exempt or exclude from the Read More +

Should I File For Bankruptcy? – Reasons Why Bankruptcy May Be Right For You

The decision to file for bankruptcy is a tough one no matter how you cut it. Going through the bankruptcy process takes time and money. Once a petition is filed, a person’s entire financial situation is a matter of public record and open to others. The process will take an emotional toll on the filer and his/her family and loved ones as well. So – again – the decision to file for bankruptcy is a tough one. One that should not be taken lightly and Read More +

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Protection Of Tax Refund The Matter Of In Re Gibson

In Chapter 13 Bankruptcy the Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee will often attempt to seize or attach the tax refund of the Chapter 13 Debtor. The position of the Chapter 13 Trustee is that the tax refund received by the Debtor is additional disposable income that ought to be contributed to the Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Plan. Even in jurisdiction in which a tax refund is considered exempt, or for which there are available exemptions to protect the tax refund, the Trustee will likely argue that the Read More +

Bankruptcy Exceptions To Discharge

CREDIT CARDS, CHILD SUPPORT, ALIMONY, STUDENT LOANS, TAX DEBTS, INTENTIONAL TORTS, FRAUD Most debts are eligible for Discharge under the Bankruptcy Code.  However, Bankruptcy Code Section 523 lists certain debts that are not discharged in Bankruptcy.  Such debts, if unpaid will remain in existence after the completion and Discharge of a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.  These exceptions to Discharge are to be interpreted narrowly and the creditor carries the burden to prove every element of an exception to Discharge by a preponderance of the evidence. When Read More +