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 +

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 +

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 +

Contemplating Small Business Bankruptcy In Tampa, Fl

For a long period, there was just a single small business bankruptcy alternative available and that was chapter 7 liquidation. If these small businesses were keen on operations they had to file for their chapter 11 protections that had numerous paperwork necessities. Luckily congress stepped up to this plate and in 2019 passed Small Business Reorganization Act that is known as subchapter V. These bankruptcies became more streamlined. The concerned small business got all those advantages of chapter 11 such as restructuring of loans without 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 +

Procedure For Debtors Seeking Early Payoff In A Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

1. THE CHAPTER 13 BANKRUPTCY MUST AT LEAST BE CONFIRMED BY THE BANKRUPTCY JUDGE AND AN ORDER GRANTING THE CONFIRMATION OF THE CHAPTER 13 PLAN FULLY ADMINISTERED. 2. A WRITTEN STATEMENT, DATED, SIGNED AND NOTARIZED, BY THE PERSON(S) OR INDIVIDUAL(S) OFFERING TO ASSIST (THE PAYOR). THE DEBTOR OR DEBTORS IN AN EFFORT TO PAYOFF THE CHAPTER 13 BANKRUPTCY BEFORE THE EXPIRATION OF THE CHAPTER 13 PLAN. THIS LETTER MUST CONTAIN: *PAYOR’S FULL NAME AS STATED ON THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY CARD AND/OR BIRTH CERTIFICATE *THE PAYOR’S Read More +

Tampa Bankruptcy

Will there be more bankruptcy filings in Tampa? Perhaps. The Covid-19 or Coronavirus event, or more specifically, the response to what is described by some as the Coronavirus Pandemic, has resulted in the closure of many Tampa businesses, and the loss of employment for many thousands of persons living in Tampa, and its surrounding environs. Most destructive is the restrictions on small restaurant owners. The small restaurants were the first target of the shutdowns. Those without a strong takeout clientele or a drive through service Read More +

How To Avoid Defaulting On Your Car Loan

Unfortunately, this has been a challenging year in many aspects. Unemployment is no exception. Many people have seen their hours at work reduced while others have had their jobs disappear altogether. When this happens, it results in making tough decisions regarding when and how to spend your money. This may leave you feeling desperate to keep your car. Nobody would blame you for feeling this way. After all, if you don’t have a vehicle it’s very hard to get anywhere. Fortunately, there are some things Read More +