Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Monthly Payments Based Upon Disposable Income

[NAME OF CLIENT], THE TWO MAIN FACTORS THAT CAN DETERMINE A DEBTOR OR DEBTORS’ MONTHLY CHAPTER 13 PAYMENTS, ARE THE DEBTORS’ ASSETS AND THE DEBTORS INCOME. DEBTOR OR DEBTORS’ ASSETS IN A CHAPTER 13 BANKRUPTCY, THE DEBTOR MUST PAY HIS OR HER UNSECURED CREDITORS AN AMOUNT EQUIVALENT TO WHAT SUCH UNSECURED CREDITORS WOULD RECEIVE IF THE DEBTOR FILED A CHAPTER 7 BANKRUPTCY. WHEN A DEBTOR FILES BANKRUPTCY, THE BANKRUPTCY ESTATE IS CREATED. THE BANKRUPTCY ESTATE INCLUDES ALL OF THE DEBTOR’S INTERESTS IN ANY PROPERTY. SUCH Read More +

Should You File For Bankruptcy After The Holidays Are Over?

It seems that the stress of the holidays is only amplified once they blow over and January rolls around and you see your credit card bills and other payments that need to be taken care of. Many individuals may assume that it’s best to file for bankruptcy right after the holidays are finished, but it is a bit more complex than one may think. Filing for bankruptcy after the holidays might be a huge error for some people, and could do more to hurt them Read More +

The Benefits Of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy For Businesses

Unfortunately as a business, you can’t file for protection under Chapter 13 bankruptcy unless you’re a sole proprietor who’s worried about losing your property. In this case, you’ll want a lawyer on your side who’s helped other small businesses analyze their options for bankruptcy. They can help you determine if a Chapter 7 liquidation is appropriate for you or if you should be pursuing a Chapter 13 instead. Sole Proprietors It’s important to understand who a sole proprietor is. According to the law, they’re someone Read More +

Tampa Bankruptcy Attorney Celebrates 27 Years Of Service In The Bankruptcy Court

Jay Weller, founder and President of Weller Legal Group has this year completed more than 27 years representing persons and small business in the Bankruptcy Court. Mr. Weller has devoted the majority of his professional legal career to the representation of Debtors, and Debtors only, in the Tampa Bankruptcy Court. Mr. Weller primarily represents clients in the filing of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. In the greater Tampa Bay area, Weller Legal Group has represented individuals and small businesses in many thousands of Read More +

Tampa Bankruptcy Attorney Explains Bankruptcy Options

If you are in debt, bankruptcy might present an option. Many today are struggling with mortgage and automobile payments, credit cards, and other debts. Due to mandatory and voluntary shutdowns of many small and larger businesses during this time of what is often referred to as the coronavirus pandemic, the economic toll has been dramatic. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy will often help relieve a Debtor of unsecured debt, such as credit cards, medical bills, signature loans, phone bills, and other such debt. Such debt is called Read More +

Tampa Area Residents Can Lower Automobile Payments Through Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

For Tampa area residents struggling with automobile payments, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy may offer some relief. A Debtor filing Chapter 13 Bankruptcy can employ numerous strategies to not only achieve a lower monthly automobile payment but in some cases, also the arrangement to pay only the true fair market value for his or her automobile. The Tampa Bankruptcy Court appears to hold the minority rule in the treatment of automobiles in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. Every Bankruptcy Court in the United States will generally hold that if Read More +

Fear Of Medical Bankruptcy Among Americans

More than 50% of adults living in America are worried about their household facing a major health issue. They fear medical bankruptcy according to a study made by West Health and Gallup. The worst part of the problem is that this fear is increasing when compared to the last few years. During the last year alone this fear increased by 12% among adults aged between 18 to 29 and by 9% among people ages 30 and 49. Then there is the problem of unpaid bills. Read More +

Determining Applicable Exemptions In Bankruptcy

STEPS 1. Bankruptcy Code Section 522 states that in determining what Exemptions the Debtor shall apply, whether Federal or State Exemptions, one must refer to Bankruptcy Code Section 522(b)(3)(A). The applicable Bankruptcy Section states that the Domicile of the Debtor for the 730 days preceding the filing of the Bankruptcy Petition determines the applicable Exemption. Domicile is generally defined as the place where the Debtor intends to make his or her permanent home. 2. If the Debtor’s Domicile was not in a single State for Read More +

Florida Fraudulent Transfers

Florida has a statutory provision, formally referred to as the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act. (726.101) Florida Statute 726.105 governs when transfers are considered fraudulent as to present and future creditors. These ELEMENTS must be present for a transfer to be considered fraudulent: TRANSFER made or OBLIGATION incurred by a DEBTOR CREDITORS claim can arise BEFORE or AFTER the obligation was incurred DEBTOR made TRANSFER with: ACTUAL INTENT to hinder, delay, or defraud any creditor of the debtor OR (CONSTRUCTIVE INTENT) DEBTOR did not receive REASONABLY 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 +