chapter 7

Must You File Bankruptcy in the Bankruptcy Court Closest to Your Home?

02/25/13

Many of my Chapter 7  bankruptcy clients whom I represent in Orlando bankruptcy court reside outside the Orlando area. Some live near Jacksonville; others live close to Tampa. What choice do debtors have regarding their bankruptcy court?

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Does Contract To Sell House Forfeit Homestead Exemption?

02/14/13

A caller this week was interested in filing bankruptcy but is concerned about preserving a valuable homestead owned free and clear. The caller stated that he had signed a contract to sell the house for about $500,000. He is concerned about protecting the house and sales proceeds in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

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Court Permits Discharge of Student Loan Debt in Chapter 7

02/04/13

Student loan debt is a substantial problem in our economy as many people have been unable to find employment after incurring large student loan liability. It is very difficult to discharge student loans in Florida  Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Most of my clients assume they cannot wipe out student loan debt.

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Exempt Assets May Be Surcharged to Remedy Debtor Misconduct

01/28/13

By: Elizabeth H. Shumejda

St. John’s Law Student

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Casey Anthony Bankruptcy

01/28/13

In July, 2011, just after the her murder trial, I wrote a blog post suggesting that Casey Anthony should file Chapter 7 bankruptcy. As many of you have read in the news, Ms. Anthony has at last filed for bankruptcy protection.

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Homeowners Association Liability After Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

01/23/13

I have received emails and phone calls from many of my recent Chapter 7 bankruptcy clients about their personal liability for homeowner association (“HOA”) dues. These former bankruptcy debtors are being told by their HOA that they owe past-due dues or that they have HOA liens on their property.

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Specific Intent is not Required to Establish a Willful Injury under Section 523(a)(6)

01/08/13

By: Robert Garafola

St. John’s Law Student

American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review Staff

 

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