Bankruptcy Chapter 7 Cost

The cost of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy may differ depending upon the region or jurisdiction in which the debtor files Chapter 7 bankruptcy. This means the cost in terms of attorney fees may differ. The filing fees are the same within all of the jurisdictions in the United States. The filing fee for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy is $335, as of May, 2017. No matter where one files Chapter 7 in the United States, the filing fee is $335. The filing fee has been steadily Read More +

Valuation Of Assets In Bankruptcy

Valuation of property or assets in bankruptcy is an important element of any bankruptcy, including Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. The proper standard of valuation has been the subject of considerable debate and litigation. Some of the controversy surrounding valuation of assets in bankruptcy has been ameliorated by the passage of the 2005 Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA). The standard usually applied in determining the value of an asset for purposes of bankruptcy is the price a retail merchant would charge Read More +

Bankruptcy Waiting Periods

CHAPTERS WAITING PERIOD 7 TO 7 8 YEARS FROM PREVIOUS FILING 13 TO 13 2 YEARS FROM PREVIOUS FILING (CASE MUST BE CLOSED) 7 TO 13 4 YEARS FROM PREVIOUS FILING 13 TO 7 6 YEARS FROM PREVIOUS FILING UNLESS 100% OF THE UNSECURED WERE PAID IN THE PRIOR CHAPTER 13 OR AT LEAST 70% OF THE UNSECURED DEBTS WERE PAID IN THE PRIOR CHAPTER 13 AND THE PLAN WAS PROPOSED IN GOOD FAITH The above chart represents the period of time a debtor must Read More +

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Treatment Of Secured Property

STATEMENT OF INTENTIONS IN BANKRUPTCY In a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the debtor must complete and sign a form called the Statement of Intentions. The Statement of Intentions indicates which of the available options the debtor chooses towards his or her secured property. The primary examples of secured property are an automobile loan or a mortgage loan. In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy one manifests his or her intent regarding such secured property through the Chapter 13 plan. In a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the Statement of Intentions Read More +

Bankruptcy Assistance

Bankruptcy assistance and representation in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, and most avenues to address issues with debt, are available here at Weller Legal Group PA.  Weller Legal Group provides assistance in primarily Bankruptcy representation of debtors.  However, we offer programs to address debt outside of Bankruptcy, including Credit Counseling, Debt Settlements, Foreclosure Defense, and Credit Repair. Jay Weller founded Weller Legal Group in 1993 and quickly grew to seven offices throughout Florida, including Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Lakeland, Clearwater, Bradenton/Sarasota, and Port Richey, Florida.  Read More +

Tax Refunds In Bankruptcy

The treatment of tax refunds is a popular issue in bankruptcy.  Income tax refunds are commonly considered to be part of the bankruptcy estate.  Therefore, if a debtor files Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the trustee may attempt to seize all or a portion of the debtor’s tax refund.  In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the trustee may seek to have the debtor turn over all or a portion of the debtor’s tax refund, to be applied towards the funding of the Chapter 13 plan. However, a tax Read More +

Bankruptcy Court Tampa

The Bankruptcy Court for Tampa, Florida is located at 801 N Florida Avenue, #555, Tampa, Florida  33602.  The Phone Number for the Bankruptcy Court in Tampa is 813-301-5162, and the Court is open Monday through Friday between 8:30 AM to 4 PM. The website for the Bankruptcy Court is www.flmb.uscourts.gov.   This website is a useful tool for both Debtors and Bankruptcy Attorneys because among other information, the website contains Sections on Administrative Orders, Bankruptcy Code, Local Rules, Mortgage Modification Mediation Procedures, Negative Notice Lists and Read More +