Recent Executive Orders Regarding Student Loans

President Biden has signed numerous executive orders recently related to student loan forgiveness. The Borrower Defense to Repayment Program, according to a recent article published in Forbes, will allow forgiveness to certain student loan recipients who were defrauded by the colleges or institutions in which they enrolled. This program was enacted by executive order in June 2021. A second executive order, on August 6, 2021, provided for an extension on a previous moratorium providing borrowers were not to be charged federal loans payments, interest, and Read More +

How Bankruptcy May Affect Your Job Prospects

While bankruptcy is invaluable in that it offers you the opportunity to start over financially there are also some consequences that accompany it. One of the most important things you need to consider here is how your job opportunities, both now and in the future, will be affected. Can I be fired for filing for bankruptcy? If you live in America you typically won’t be fired if you file for liquidation. Under federal employment discrimination laws, your job will be protected. This means that even Read More +

Discharge Of Student Loans In Bankruptcy Proposal In New Bill Before Congress

A new bill being presented to Congress will permit the discharge of student loans in bankruptcy provided certain conditions are met. The bill, sponsored by Senator Richard Durbin and Senator John Cornyn, is titled the Fresh Start In Bankruptcy Act. Under the current bankruptcy laws, it is quite difficult to discharge a student loan in bankruptcy. Generally, the debtor must bring an adversary proceeding and obtain a finding from a bankruptcy judge that the student loan constitutes an undue hardship. The undue hardship standard is Read More +

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 +

Steps For Life After Bankruptcy Discharge

After you have found yourself to be on the successful side of a bankruptcy case in Florida, you are likely to be mighty relieved. This is the first good news you must have heard after struggling financially for a long time. Many people are surprised to find out that what they envisaged to be a straightforward procedure rather has turned out to be a massive challenge at every turn. If you are on the other side of bankruptcy, it means you are in contrast with Read More +

Tampa Bankruptcy Attorney On 100% Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Plans

In the practice of bankruptcy law, attorneys will sometimes refer to a 100% Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Plan. This generally means that the debtor or the bankruptcy filer must pay 100% of the full balances owed to his or her unsecured creditors. Most bankruptcy filers who are in a 100% plan are paying such unsecured creditors in full, because the filer or debtor has significant disposable income, to the extent that the debtor is able to pay his or her unsecured creditors in full. In the 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 +

Why You Should Consider Bankruptcy For Your Medical Debt

Unfortunately, there are millions of Americans who are struggling to pay their bills today because they’ve accumulated too much medical debt unexpectedly. Nobody can prevent major health issues from happening or predict when they will occur. When they do arise you simply need to figure out a way to get the treatment you need, even if it’s something you can’t afford. While this will help ensure that your medical issue will be resolved quickly it can leave you in a situation where things suddenly spiral Read More +

Negotiating Debt With Your Credit Card Company

Statistics show that the average person living in the state of Florida today has over $8,000 in credit card debt. This debt can quickly become unsustainable with how high-interest rates are. Therefore many people are wondering if they can negotiate with their creditors. Unfortunately, the answer is only “maybe” since companies differ in how willing they are to negotiate depending on how far behind in payments you’ve fallen. Know What Your Goals Are Before you pick up your phone to call the credit card agency Read More +