Dischargeable Vs. Non-dischargeable Debts

Many Americans today will have to file for a bankruptcy at some point in their lives. The two most common types of bankruptcies for individuals to file in the United States is Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. In this article we are going to discuss the key differences between dischargeable debts and non-dischargeable debts, while including some examples of each type. Hopefully after reading this article you will get a better understanding of the differences between the two types of debts that are Read More +

Top 10 Celebrities Who Filed Bankruptcy

Going through a bankruptcy can be a stressful and time-consuming situation. We at The Weller Legal Group are here to help make the bankruptcy process easier and more efficient for you and your family. In this article we are going to talk about 10 celebrities who have filed for bankruptcy in their lifetimes. Mike Tyson Starting off the list we have the former world heavyweight champion Mike “The Baddest Man on the Planet” Tyson. Over his fighting career he has had a total of 58 Read More +

Qualifying For A Mortgage After Bankruptcy

Buying a home one day is part of the American dream for a lot of people living in the United States. Many people who are thinking about going through the bankruptcy process are concerned if it will affect their chances of getting a home loan in the future. Going through a bankruptcy can be a stressful and time-consuming situation. We at The Weller Legal Group are here to help make the bankruptcy process easier and more efficient for you and your family. In this article Read More +

10 Questions To Ask My Bankruptcy Attorney

Going through a bankruptcy can be a stressful and time-consuming situation. We at The Weller Legal Group are here to help make the bankruptcy process easier and more efficient for you and your family. In this article we are going to discuss 10 very important questions that you should ask your bankruptcy attorney before you decide to hire them to represent you. What Is Your Experience? There are many bankruptcy attorneys out there that are licensed today, but not all are created equal. It is Read More +

Bankruptcy Cost

What does a bankruptcy cost? This is a common question asked by not only persons who contact my office but is a commonly search term by those investigating the possibility of filing bankruptcy. Many bankruptcy attorneys understandably, will not discuss the cost of a bankruptcy before they have met with the prospective client, and fully analyzed their case. Any given bankruptcy is either slightly or dramatically different from any other given bankruptcy. Therefore, it may be difficult and inappropriate to quote a cost for bankruptcy Read More +

Expert In Bankruptcy

An expert in bankruptcy can be found in Weller Legal Group. Mr. Weller is considered by many in the legal and public realms to be the premier bankruptcy attorney in the greater Tampa region. Mr. Weller has been practicing bankruptcy law since his admission to the Florida Bar in 1993. Mr. Weller only represents debtors in bankruptcy proceedings, and primarily focuses his representation in matters relating to Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Although there are few attorneys in the State of Florida with the Read More +

Bankruptcy Fraud: Investigation Of Bankruptcy Fraud

PART II According to the US Department of Justice, 10% of Bankruptcy filings contain some element of Bankruptcy Fraud. The US Trustee Office is one of the primary organs of the government that is responsible for the investigation of Bankruptcy Fraud. Most, if not all, of the Bankruptcy Courts in the United States will have attached, a local office of the US Trustee. The President of the United States is ostensibly the highest officer given function of administering the federal laws of the United States. Read More +

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 +

Bankruptcy Fraud

Bankruptcy Fraud encompasses many different elements related to Bankruptcy Law. Bankruptcy Fraud can appear in many different forms. A Bankruptcy Practitioner can spend a lifetime focusing his or her practice solely on the representation of clients, either debtors or creditors, in matters relating to Bankruptcy Fraud. Bankruptcy Fraud can be discerned more clearly by the actions of a debtor that demonstrate an actual intent to commit Bankruptcy Fraud. The debtor that announces his intent to commit Bankruptcy Fraud is not common. Real life does not Read More +

Bankruptcy Means Test

WHAT IS THE BANKRUPTCY MEANS TEST? The bankruptcy means test is a process to determine whether a debtor is eligible to file Chapter 7 bankruptcy, based upon his or her income. After the application of the means test, if one has significant disposable income remaining, the debtor may not be eligible to file Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The bankruptcy means test was implemented in the 2005 Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA), and is designed to prevent debtors with high income from filing Chapter Read More +