Middle District Of Florida New Rules And Procedures For Chapter 13 Trustees In Bankruptcy Cases

Recently the Middle District of Florida’s Chapter 13 Trustees updated their expectations and rules of debtors and their counsel. From procedures in reference to tax returns to discouragements, there have been some new hurdles added to getting a bankruptcy confirmed. As a part of the new regulations, the Chapter 13 Trustees are requiring the last four (4) digits of the debtor or debtors’ social security number be redacted, along with the names of any children listed in the tax returns. Also, any account numbers on Read More +

How Bankruptcy Affects Evictions

There are a lot of bills that may pile up and cause you to be in debt. However, when you realize you’ve fallen behind on paying your rent you’re likely to find this to be more stressful than any of the other types of debt you may encounter. Unfortunately, COVID has caused many Americans to find themselves coping with the ongoing stressor of a looming eviction. In March the Census Bureau published a survey in which they discovered that around 20% of adults who were Read More +

The 20-year Controversy On Judicial Liens; When Does It End?

Many, if not, most Bankruptcy Practitioners would tell you that by law, judgement liens can only encumber property for a 10-year period and receive a one-time extension of 10 more years. This would make the time a lien may last a maximum of 20 years. Fla. Stat. § 55.10(2). However, these people would be technically wrong. The law does not define when the initial begins on a judgement lien. Bankruptcy professionals presume that the lien will be filed as soon as the judgment is entered. Read More +

What You Need To Know About Buying A Home After Bankruptcy

Even though we’re still in the midst of a pandemic, most people have at least one friend or family member who’s bought a home within the past year. In fact, the first few months of 2021 have reflected rapid growth when it comes to buying homes. This has been supercharged by the real estate market’s bidding wars at the end of 2020. Despite some people having issues because they made purchases quickly the market still hasn’t slowed down any. With all the talk about buying Read More +

Contemplating Small Business Bankruptcy In Tampa, Fl

For a long period, there was just a single small business bankruptcy alternative available and that was chapter 7 liquidation. If these small businesses were keen on operations they had to file for their chapter 11 protections that had numerous paperwork necessities. Luckily congress stepped up to this plate and in 2019 passed Small Business Reorganization Act that is known as subchapter V. These bankruptcies became more streamlined. The concerned small business got all those advantages of chapter 11 such as restructuring of loans without Read More +

Refund Request Template

Dear [NAME OF CLIENT], In response to your request for a refund of the fees that you have paid to our office, a full review of your case has been conducted. It appears that you have paid a total of [AMOUNT IN DOLLARS PAID] to our office for legal services. A review of your file reveals that you have scheduled a total of [NUMBER OF APPOINTMENTS] with the office, of which [NUMBER OF APPOINTMENTS CONDUCTED] appointments were conducted. Each appointment with our office incurs an Read More +

Tampa Bankruptcy Attorney Celebrates 27 Years Of Service In The Bankruptcy Court

Jay Weller, founder and President of Weller Legal Group has this year completed more than 27 years representing persons and small business in the Bankruptcy Court. Mr. Weller has devoted the majority of his professional legal career to the representation of Debtors, and Debtors only, in the Tampa Bankruptcy Court. Mr. Weller primarily represents clients in the filing of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. In the greater Tampa Bay area, Weller Legal Group has represented individuals and small businesses in many thousands of Read More +

Five Things To Do To Reduce Financial Stress

Financial stress can come from any number of different causes. Whatever the reason may be for your financial anxiety, there are a few helpful tips that you can always keep in mind to get things back on track. Don’t let your finances become a hindrance to your physical and mental health, follow these simple tips so that you’ll have one less thing to worry about day by day, and if you ever need to look for a bankruptcy or credit repair attorney, know that The Read More +

How To Avoid Defaulting On Your Car Loan

Unfortunately, this has been a challenging year in many aspects. Unemployment is no exception. Many people have seen their hours at work reduced while others have had their jobs disappear altogether. When this happens, it results in making tough decisions regarding when and how to spend your money. This may leave you feeling desperate to keep your car. Nobody would blame you for feeling this way. After all, if you don’t have a vehicle it’s very hard to get anywhere. Fortunately, there are some things Read More +

Acceleration Of Business Bankruptcy Filings

Running a profitable business is always hard work, and unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic has made it even harder. The number of businesses that have filed for bankruptcy has skyrocketed since lockdowns began, and the rate has shown few signs of slowing. Business bankruptcy filing rates this year have been the highest since 2013 and surging cases of Covid-19 across America point to the elevated rates remaining high for the foreseeable future. If you own a business that is struggling with debt due to the coronavirus Read More +