chapter 7

Questions of Fact and Faith: Tithing, Undue Hardship, and Student Loan Discharge


By: Jessica Wright

St. John’s Law Student

American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review Staff



Need To Provide Accurate Creditor Addresses in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy


Almost every day I receive a communication from the bankruptcy court that a Notice of Commencement form in one of my clients’ bankruptcy cases was returned for an incorrect address. That creditor has not received notice of my client’s Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing. Does it really matter if a debtor does not provide his attorney an accurate creditor address?


Have You Already Gone Over the Fiscal Cliff?


The United States will go over the fiscal cliff tomorrow if Congress cannot come up with at least a short term solution. But what about us? Many of us have already gone over our fiscal cliff.  Even if Congress finds a way to avoid the country going over the cliff, it is unlikely they will help the rest of us solve our financial distress.


Chapter 7 Trustee Cannot Force Liquidation of Valuable Debtor’s LLC Interest


Most ">Chapter 7 bankruptcy debtors do not own investment interests in limited liability companies. People who file bankruptcy have either liquidated all investments or do not have money to invest in business.


Can I File A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy For My Small Business Only?


The Small Business Entrepreneur:  He employes half of all private sector employees, pays 44 percent of total U.S. private payroll, and has generated 65 percent of net new jobs over the past 17 years.


Immigration Support Affidavit Not Dischargeable in Bankruptcy


Chapter 7 bankruptcy debtors may not discharge certain debts including debts related to alimony, child support, and other domestic support obligations. In almost all instances domestic support obligations arise out of a civil divorce proceeding. A recent Orlando bankruptcy case considered domestic support obligations based upon an immigration matter which was litigated in federal district court.


Orlando Bankruptcy Attorney Files Personal Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: Why?


The Orlando Sentinel reported that a founding partner of one of Orlando’s most prolific bankruptcy law firms himself filed personal Chapter 7 bankruptcy on September 7, 2012. The bankruptcy debtor, Carig R. Lynd, was a found of Kaufman, Englett & Lynd (KEL).