Tampa Bankruptcy Court Important Decision Regarding Discharge Of Income Tax Debt

A Bankruptcy Judge in the Tampa Bankruptcy Court delivered an important decision regarding the Discharge of Income Tax Debt in Bankruptcy on August 23, 2022. The debtor filed what is referred to as an adversary proceeding seeking to Discharge numerous hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax debts. The Internal Revenue Service responded and argued that such debt should not be discharged pursuant to Bankruptcy Code 523(1)(C) based upon the premise that the debtor had willfully attempted to evade the payment of such taxes. Bankruptcy Read More +

Introducing Your Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee’s Role

Undergoing a Chapter 13 bankruptcy is both stressful and time-consuming. You feel as though your life is in the court’s hands as they determine your disposable income and decide upon an amount that’ll be used towards repaying your debts over the next 3 to 5 years. They’re also the ones who will determine whether you can take out any more significant debt during this time. To help oversee these things, as well as others, you have a Trustee appointed to your case. What Your Chapter Read More +

Does Dismissal Of A Bankruptcy Dismiss Any Adversary Proceedings?

If a debtor files Bankruptcy, whether a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, does an adversary proceeding filed against the debtor, subsequently result in the dismissal of the adversary proceeding? Some debtors who file a consumer form of bankruptcy, such as a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, may expectantly or unexpectantly find themselves a defendant in an adversary proceeding. An adversary proceeding is an action filed in the bankruptcy court in which a creditor objects to the dischargeability of a certain debt based upon either Read More +

Why You Should Pay Down Debt Prior To A Recession

Many Americans are feeling uncertain about their financial health as the possibility of a recession looms over their heads. One piece of advice that’s being given today is to pay down as much of your debt as possible, even if that means filing for bankruptcy. While this is always important, with a looming recession, it’s even more critical now than ever. There are several reasons for this. More Available Credit When Needed Throughout a recession, you may feel uncertain about many things, including your job Read More +

Things To Know About Bankruptcy And Divorce

When it comes to finances, there are various things that can make circumstances more complex. One of the most complex challenges that couples face from a legal and personal perspective is the issue of bankruptcy when also going through a divorce. In some circumstances, a divorce may be happening at the same time as a bankruptcy. Either one of the couple or both of them might be feeling for bankruptcy at the same time as there is a divorce being filed or planned. This can Read More +

How Bankruptcy Can Affect Your Spouse

One of the more common questions received by the bankruptcy lawyers is, ” How filing for bankruptcy will affect my spouse?” This question comes up frequently when just one of the spouses is planning to file for bankruptcy. Several people have a wrong impression that if they are married the spouse will also be responsible for the debt. However, in reality, this is not the case. Both the spouses will be on the hook only in case the debt was incurred in both the partners’ Read More +

Relationship With Credit Card Companies After Bankruptcy

One of the common myths circulating about bankruptcies is that after you have filed for bankruptcy, it will not be possible to use the services of credit card companies again. But keep in mind that there are thousands of credit card users out there, that filed for bankruptcy. Yet they are getting new offers. You can very well find new offers even after filing for bankruptcy. The bankruptcy filing can be an opportunity for rebuilding the creditworthiness. There is no need to avoid credit cards Read More +

Reasons Why People File For Bankruptcy

Why people file bankruptcy suits in the U.S. these days have been reported by the media citing the reason as medical problems in most cases. It is believed the people that file for bankruptcy in most cases have medical debts. However, oddly almost all the households are dealing with medical debts of some sort. It does not necessarily mean that medical debts cause households to file bankruptcy. Some other surveys indicate that there are different stories among bankruptcy filers. Let’s look at the common reasons Read More +

Effect Of Conversion Of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy To Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Code Section 348(f) states when a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is converted to a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, the Bankruptcy Estate does not include property acquired by the Debtor after the original Chapter 13 Bankruptcy was filed. This is an interesting element of Bankruptcy Law because in a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy the Bankruptcy Estate can include property or assets that are held by the Debtor both before the filing of the Bankruptcy and after the filing of the Bankruptcy, during the entire term of the Chapter Read More +

Can I File For Bankruptcy If I Lose My Job?

Many individuals in Florida found themselves unemployed once the epidemic hit. About 13.5% of the entire nation’s workforce, which equals out to be approximately 22 million people, were forced to file for unemployment benefits once the Coronavirus took its toll, according to the United States Department of Labor. With new strains of the virus popping up, many individuals have used bankruptcy as a means to erase their debts. Debts continue to rise for many people, yet they are uncertain about filing for bankruptcy as they Read More +