Expert In Bankruptcy

An expert in bankruptcy can be found in Weller Legal Group. Mr. Weller is considered by many in the legal and public realms to be the premier bankruptcy attorney in the greater Tampa region. Mr. Weller has been practicing bankruptcy law since his admission to the Florida Bar in 1993. Mr. Weller only represents debtors in bankruptcy proceedings, and primarily focuses his representation in matters relating to Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Although there are few attorneys in the State of Florida with the Read More +

Bankruptcy Fraud: Investigation Of Bankruptcy Fraud

PART II According to the US Department of Justice, 10% of Bankruptcy filings contain some element of Bankruptcy Fraud. The US Trustee Office is one of the primary organs of the government that is responsible for the investigation of Bankruptcy Fraud. Most, if not all, of the Bankruptcy Courts in the United States will have attached, a local office of the US Trustee. The President of the United States is ostensibly the highest officer given function of administering the federal laws of the United States. Read More +

Bankruptcy Chapter 7 And 13

Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy is the most commonly filed forms of bankruptcy in the United States. Chapter 7 bankruptcy is often called a straight bankruptcy or a straight liquidation. For most of our clients who file Chapter 7 bankruptcy, however, there is no liquidation of their assets. For most forms of bankruptcy, including Chapter 7 and Chapter 13, the debtor or debtors are able to employ what are called exemptions. Exemptions are assets that the debtor is able to exempt or exclude from the Read More +

Bankruptcy Means Test

WHAT IS THE BANKRUPTCY MEANS TEST? The bankruptcy means test is a process to determine whether a debtor is eligible to file Chapter 7 bankruptcy, based upon his or her income. After the application of the means test, if one has significant disposable income remaining, the debtor may not be eligible to file Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The bankruptcy means test was implemented in the 2005 Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA), and is designed to prevent debtors with high income from filing Chapter Read More +

Bankruptcy Chapter 7 Cost

The cost of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy may differ depending upon the region or jurisdiction in which the debtor files Chapter 7 bankruptcy. This means the cost in terms of attorney fees may differ. The filing fees are the same within all of the jurisdictions in the United States. The filing fee for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy is $335, as of May, 2017. No matter where one files Chapter 7 in the United States, the filing fee is $335. The filing fee has been steadily Read More +

Bankruptcy Attorneys: Ten Considerations When Choosing A Bankruptcy Attorney

Going through bankruptcy can be a stressful and time-consuming situation. Weller Legal Group is here to help make the bankruptcy process easier and more efficient for you and your family. In this article we are going to discuss a popular question that many clients have, and that is 10 things to consider when choosing a bankruptcy attorney. WHAT IS A BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEY? Bankruptcy attorneys come in many shapes, sizes, and experience levels. This is why it is important to understand exactly what a bankruptcy attorney Read More +

The Duties Of The Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee

We at The Weller Legal Group know how difficult it is to file bankruptcy. We are here to help you with making the Chapter 7 bankruptcy process easier for you and your family. In this article we are going to discuss a common question that we get asked and that is what are the duties of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee. WHAT IS CHAPTER 7 BANKRUPTCY? Chapter 7 bankruptcy is the type of bankruptcy where a trustee is appointed to liquidate nonexempt assets to pay Read More +

The Roles Of The Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee

Going through bankruptcy is a very stressful and time-consuming situation. We at The Weller Legal Group are your helping hand in making the bankruptcy process easier and more efficient for you and your family. In this article we are going to discuss a popular question that many clients have, and that is what are the roles of a Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee. WHAT IS CHAPTER 13 BANKRUPTCY? Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a type of bankruptcy where the court determines a debtor’s disposable income and uses Read More +

Five Benefits Of Filing Bankruptcy

Each year, a multitude of individuals, families, and small businesses are faced with the decision as to whether or not Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is a viable course of action. Alternatively, a Chapter 13 filing may be a better course of action for some who may not qualify for Chapter 7 relief. And, for some businesses and certain individuals, a Chapter 11 petition may be the right course of action. In any given situation, one of the three may be the better decision depending upon a Read More +

Do I Need To File For Bankruptcy?

It has been said that for most people “…bankruptcy is a scary proposition…”. Depending upon the type of bankruptcy case, a person’s asset vs. debt ratio, and myriad other factors, it could be added, “…and rightfully so”. Even the word “bankruptcy” has an ominous ring to it – and – the concept of “going bankrupt” has been a shaming one for most people over the course of history. Yet, bankruptcy remains the “law of the land” for individuals and corporations alike. The list of famous Read More +