Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Tucson Mayoral Candidate Arrested for Bankruptcy Fraud

09/12/11

A fringe candidate for mayor of Tucson was arrested for bankruptcy fraud a few months ago.  The 81 year old Marshall Home after filing on March 16, 2011, in United States Bankruptcy Court in Tucson an Involuntary Petition in Bankruptcy, seeking to place the United States in bankruptcy. Home claimed to have a claim for [...]

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Hiring A Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer For Help With A Chapter 13 Hardship Discharge

09/09/11

One of the main benefits sought in bankruptcy is the discharge. In most cases a petitioner will need to fulfill the terms of the bankruptcy before being eligible for a discharge. There are numerous requirements debtors must fulfill before being eligible for a Chapter 13 bankruptcy discharge. Anyone seeking bankruptcy protection should always consult a [...]

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How Do I Choose A Good Bankruptcy Attorney?

09/07/11

Characteristics of a Good Bankruptcy Attorney If you’re faced with the unfortunate task of filing for bankruptcy, there’s nothing more important than having a highly qualified Arizona bankruptcy attorney by your side. Not only do reliable bankruptcy attorneys help seamlessly guide you through the process, but they can also make sure you get the full benefit [...]

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Changing or Converting from Chapter 13 to Chapter 7 After Filing

09/06/11

One of the most common questions that we get here in the office from clients or potential clients who are considering filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy regards changed circumstances while you are in Chapter 13 bankruptcy.  What will happen if our income goes down?  What will happen if we lose our jobs?  What if we decide [...]

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How Bankruptcy Impacts a Cosigner

08/30/11

How bankruptcies affect cosigners When filing for bankruptcy, it’s important to understand the consequences. Although most of the consequences will fall squarely on you, a bankruptcy could have negative ramifications on your cosigners. Even though it’s always crucial to do what’s financially beneficial, it’s also vital to understand how it will affect your cosigners. Here [...]

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Chapter 13 vs Chapter 7

08/30/11

Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Through years of practice, I have lost track of how many times I am asked the question, “What is the difference between Chapter 13 bankruptcy and Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and what is the best option for me?”  Every time that I am asked that question, I give the same [...]

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Rising Elderly Population May Increase Bankruptcy Filings

08/30/11

The oldest of the baby boomers are just now reaching the age of retirement, and with that comes a series of new concerns.  The average cost of a nursing home today is somewhere around $7,000 a month, and that number is only on the rise.  For adults who need special assistance, such as Alzheimer’s patients, [...]

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Proposed Chapter 13 Principal Pay Down Plan

08/25/11

I just read an article that President Obama is considering another refinance plan for federally insured mortgages as one solution to the mortgage crisis. Unfortunately it will not address the real problem of underwater properties throughout the country and any program administered thru banks will have so many requirements and government mandates like the failed HAMP [...]

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Should I Convert My Chapter 13 to Chapter 7?

08/24/11

Most Chapter 13 cases are not successfully completed and discharged.  This means that there are many individuals who file for Chapter 13 and find themselves unable or unwilling to continue.  Can these filers convert to Chapter 7?  Should they? If you are eligible for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, section 1307(a) of the Bankruptcy Code permits you [...]

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Inheritance in Bankruptcy

08/23/11

  What happens when you file for bankruptcy and then receive a large inheritance?  If your receive an inheritance, should you still consider filing for bankruptcy?  Questions involving financial assets can be complicated, and often depend on the timing, as well as the type of asset involved. If you inherit prior to, or within 180 [...]

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