Introducing Your Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee’s Role

Undergoing a Chapter 13 bankruptcy is both stressful and time-consuming. You feel as though your life is in the court’s hands as they determine your disposable income and decide upon an amount that’ll be used towards repaying your debts over the next 3 to 5 years. They’re also the ones who will determine whether you can take out any more significant debt during this time. To help oversee these things, as well as others, you have a Trustee appointed to your case. What Your Chapter Read More +

What It Means To File Bankruptcy On A Car Loan

There are a lot of people who mistakenly believe that if they file for bankruptcy, they’ll wipe out their car loan and still keep their vehicle. Unfortunately, this isn’t true. While bankruptcy unwinds your obligation to pay back your car loan, you still need to make payments if you want to keep your vehicle. Here are the answers to a few other common questions regarding this subject. How does bankruptcy work regarding my vehicle? When you file for bankruptcy, the contract that requires you to Read More +

The Pros And Cons Of Filing For Bankruptcy

There are many pros and cons of filing for bankruptcy. One of the biggest cons to doing so is that when you file for either a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, it’ll show up on your consumer credit report for anywhere up to the 10 years of your life. Another thing that you’ll want to take into consideration is that if you want to file for a federally backed mortgage loan, some creditors won’t approve you for credit while you’re still in bankruptcy. Read More +

Options Besides Bankruptcy

When you’re struggling with debt, filing for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy or Chapter 13 bankruptcy may be a good option. However, before doing so, you should take some time to see if there are any alternatives available because these could be your best remedy. Negotiate With Your Creditors If you either have some disposable income or you’re willing to sell some of your assets to get this type of income, you should try to negotiate with your creditors before filing for either a Chapter 7 Read More +

Foreclosures 2022

The last few years have been rough for Americans and the entire world. Stocks have been very volatile, inflation is up, and political unrest seems to be dividing the country even more than ever. To make matters even worse Foreclosures have been increasing over the past few months. In this article, we will discuss the topic of foreclosures in America, with a special focus on the state of Florida. WHAT IS A FORECLOSURE A Foreclosure is a legal process by which a lender tries to Read More +

Does Dismissal Of A Bankruptcy Dismiss Any Adversary Proceedings?

If a debtor files Bankruptcy, whether a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, does an adversary proceeding filed against the debtor, subsequently result in the dismissal of the adversary proceeding? Some debtors who file a consumer form of bankruptcy, such as a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, may expectantly or unexpectantly find themselves a defendant in an adversary proceeding. An adversary proceeding is an action filed in the bankruptcy court in which a creditor objects to the dischargeability of a certain debt based upon either Read More +

Treatment Of Child Support Arrears Owed To Bankruptcy Debtor

How may the Bankruptcy Court treat child support arrears owed to a Debtor who files Bankruptcy? In such an instance, the Debtor or the Bankruptcy Attorney, on behalf of the Debtor, may engage in an analysis of two important concepts in Bankruptcy. The first question is whether child support or child support arrears are even to be included in the Bankruptcy Estate. How the property or asset in question is treated in its inclusion or exclusion from the Bankruptcy Estate, has a primary effect on Read More +

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Treatment Of Automobile Accidents

If a Debtor is in an automobile accident, either before the filing of the Chapter 13 Bankruptcy or after the filing of Chapter 13, proceeds from any personal injury or property settlement arising out of the accident, are included in the Bankruptcy Estate. In Chapter 13 Bankruptcy in which the Debtor uses the Florida Bankruptcy Exemptions, there is no Exemption that specifically protects such proceeds arising from the accident. Most of our clients in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, who are involved in an automobile accident, suffer Read More +

Effect Of Conversion Of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy To Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Code Section 348(f) states when a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is converted to a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, the Bankruptcy Estate does not include property acquired by the Debtor after the original Chapter 13 Bankruptcy was filed. This is an interesting element of Bankruptcy Law because in a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy the Bankruptcy Estate can include property or assets that are held by the Debtor both before the filing of the Bankruptcy and after the filing of the Bankruptcy, during the entire term of the Chapter Read More +

Can I File For Bankruptcy If I Lose My Job?

Many individuals in Florida found themselves unemployed once the epidemic hit. About 13.5% of the entire nation’s workforce, which equals out to be approximately 22 million people, were forced to file for unemployment benefits once the Coronavirus took its toll, according to the United States Department of Labor. With new strains of the virus popping up, many individuals have used bankruptcy as a means to erase their debts. Debts continue to rise for many people, yet they are uncertain about filing for bankruptcy as they Read More +