Tampa Bankruptcy Court Leads All Divisions In Middle District Of Florida In Filings

The Tampa Bankruptcy Court consistently leads all other divisions in the Middle District of Florida in bankruptcy filings. There are four divisions that comprise the Middle District of Florida. These four divisions include Tampa, Jacksonville, Orlando and Fort Myers. For the months of January to September of the calendar year 2021, 5,227 cases were filed in the Tampa Division, whereas Jacksonville received 2,388 cases, Orlando 4,542 cases and Fort Myers 1,309 cases. For the current month of September 2021, Tampa received 528 filings, Jacksonville 232 Read More +

Legal Versus Equitable Interests In Bankruptcy

When one files bankruptcy, a bankruptcy estate is created. The bankruptcy estate consists of all legal or equitable interests the debtor possesses in any property, at the time of the filing of the bankruptcy petition [See USC 541(a)(1)]. In bankruptcy, one may have a legal interest in property, or an equitable interest in property. A legal interest is represented by ownership in property that is generally more recognizable by law. If one buys an automobile and titles the automobile in his or her name, then Read More +

Sale Of Homestead And Other Assets In Bankruptcy

Debtors in bankruptcy proceedings who desire to sell assets of significant value, whether those assets are considered exempt or not exempt, should obtain appropriate permission from the bankruptcy court before doing so. This advice includes the sale of the homestead in the State of Florida. If you contemplate the sale of homestead property, while in bankruptcy, consult with the bankruptcy attorney first to determine the property procedures and the ramifications of such sale. The first consideration in the sale of homestead property while in bankruptcy Read More +

Factors That Impact Your Bankruptcy Case

Are you struggling to pay your bills? Do you find that you have fallen so far behind that you think you’ll never catch up? Maybe you’re drowning in a mountain of debt. While you may be struggling to keep your head above water financially, it doesn’t have to be this way. There are solutions available for you. One of the solutions you may wish to consider is bankruptcy. This type of insolvency is a welcome source of relief for many people today. There are a Read More +

Terms Of Bankruptcy Bill Addressing Student Loans

A bill, currently in Committee before the Senate may permit many debtors encumbered with student loan debt to achieve a discharge of such debts through the process of bankruptcy.  Currently, the primary avenue for the discharge of student loans in bankruptcy is through establishing such debts constitute an undue hardship. The bill, titled the “Fostering Responsible Education Starts with Helping Students Through Accountability, Relief, and Taxpayer Protection Through Bankruptcy Act of 2021” or the “FRESH START Through Bankruptcy Act” additionally provides that certain student loans, 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 +

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 +

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 +

How To Confirm A Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Template

AFTER THE 341 MEETING OF CREDITORS IS COMPLETED, THE CHAPTER 13 TRUSTEE WILL ISSUE EITHER A FAVORABLE OR UNFAVORABLE RECOMMENDATION IN THE DEBTOR(S) CASE. IF THE DEBTOR RECEIVES A FAVORABLE RECOMMENDATION THEN THERE IS NO ACTION REQUIRED AS RELATES TO THE CHAPTER 13 TRUSTEE. IF THE DEBTOR RECEIVES AN UNFAVORABLE RECOMMENDATION THEN REVIEW SUCH RECOMMENDATION AND CONTACT THE CLIENT VIA TEXT MESSAGE INFORMING THEM OF WHAT ACTIONS THE DEBTOR NEEDS TO TAKE TO REMEDY THE UNFAVORABLE RECOMMENDATION. ALL CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE DEBTOR SHOULD BE BY Read More +

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Retention Of Tax Refund

REQUIREMENT TO PROVIDE COPIES OF TAX RETURNS TO CHAPTER 13 TRUSTEE IN CHAPTER 13 BANKRUPTCY, THE COURT WILL REQUIRE THAT ALL DEBTORS TIMELY FILE TAX RETURNS DURING THE CASE PENDENCY. WHEN YOU FILE YOUR TAX RETURN, PLEASE IMMEDIATELY EMAIL SUCH COPIES TO JWELLER@WELLERLEGALGROUP.COM OR OTHERWISE PROVIDE A COPY OF THE TAX RETURN TO OUR OFFICE, IN ORDER THAT THE OFFICE MAY PROVIDE THE COPY OF THE TAX RETURN TO THE CHAPTER 13 TRUSTEE. THE BANKRUPTCY COURT AND THE CHAPTER 13 TRUSTEE REQUIRE A COPY OF Read More +