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 +

Bankruptcy And Evictions

Prior to the enactment of the 2005 Bankruptcy Abuse and Consumer Protection Act, the filing of a bankruptcy generally operating as a stay of eviction proceedings. In bankruptcy, this is referred to as the automatic stay. Today, the bankruptcy filing: Does not stay or stop an eviction order or a judgment for possession; If there is no judgment for possession or eviction the bankruptcy filing generally means the eviction is at least temporarily stopped or stayed; The bankruptcy filing does not stay eviction proceedings if Read More +

Tampa Bankruptcy Attorney Explains Tampa And Hillsborough County Coronavirus Executive Orders

I am an attorney who primarily practices bankruptcy. The legality of Executive Orders issued by various governmental entities or officials is not a subject to which I devote much effort. Ask a question about bankruptcy and I am likely to know the answer. There are attorneys and persons who are not attorneys who are better versed on the legality of such executive orders. This article will not address the legality or enforceability of the executive order administered in Hillsborough County and Tampa. On July 7, Read More +

Summer Activities And Coronavirus

If you live in Tampa, FL, or plan on traveling there this summer, you’re probably concerned about participating in all the fun things the state has to offer. While summer is typically a prime time for vacations and amusement, coronavirus has turned all that upside down. You’re probably wondering just like everyone else in the world right now, what is safe and what is not. While social distancing and wearing a mask are key components to protect yourself and others and are the best defense Read More +

Bankruptcy Proof Of Claims For Dummies

Bankruptcy Rule 3002 governs primarily the deadlines surrounding when a Creditor must file a proof of claim under various Chapters of Bankruptcy. A Creditor that does not file a proof of claim, files such claim late, or has its claim disallowed, may find that it will be excluded from any distribution or dividend available through the liquidation of assets in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, or the payment to Creditors of monies in a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. DAYS 70  Proof of claim is timely filed within Read More +

Bankruptcy Treatment Of Private School Expenses

INTRODUCTION Parents may seek to matriculate their minor children in private schools for various reasons, including religious purposes, lack of confidence in the available public schools, and alternatively, the belief that the available private school offers a better education than the pertinent public school. The question in arises, in Bankruptcy, as to whether the debtor may deduct his or her expenses related to the debtor’s child or children’s private school enrollment. The ability to deduct such expenses may determine whether the debtor is able to Read More +

Credit Card Payments During Coronavirus Pandemic

For several people, a credit card is a significant resource when things are not going well financially. If you have lost a lot of income recently due to the coronavirus pandemic the credit card will be a significant lifeline for meeting your business requirements. However, if you fail to make the payments on time the credit card debt can add up quickly and it can become a long-term financial challenge. But most of the credit card companies are willing to work with their clients affected Read More +

Coronavirus May Lead To Record Bankruptcy Levels?

The Coronavirus is spreading throughout the entire world. Governments have locked down countries, airlines are not flying, and people are ravaging supermarkets to stock up on basic supplies. What does this virus mean for the world and the future? At this moment in time there is going to be stimulus checks going out to low income earners over the next few months. Even with this stimulus check, these small amounts most likely will just help with just buying some groceries. For most people this check Read More +

Dealing With Financial Stress During The Coronavirus Crisis

Similar to the millions of other U.S. nationals you may find yourselves out of work at the moment due to the spread of coronavirus epidemic. Unlike other disasters where you can predict the layoff period, this is an unexpected and devastating blow for many people. There are not many answers available about when all this is going to end. What will happen to the future work, what will be the assistance available for the unemployed workers are the questions we all are curious to find Read More +

Coronavirus Driver Of Bankruptcy

Numerous publications are claiming that the economic effects of the Coronavirus may include a rise in personal and business Bankruptcy, primarily in Asian regions, such as China and Hong Kong. One article attests that personal Bankruptcy in Hong Kong increased 9% in 2019, for a total of 8151 Bankruptcy filings, and business Bankruptcy increased 14%, with a total of 419 Bankruptcy filings. According to this same publication, the Sars virus of 2003 produced an increase in that year of business Bankruptcy filings, but strangely, a Read More +