NorthernVirginiaBankruptcyAttorneyRobertWeed

Virginia Bankruptcy Exemptions

04/21/12

“What will they take?”

When you file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the Chapter 7 trustee can take and sell your non-exempt assets.  (The proceeds are used to pay your creditors.)

Most people don’t have “non-exempt” assets, so the trustee doesn’t take and sell anything.  But that happy result often requires careful planning and detailed knowledge of exemption law.

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Chapter 13 Bankruptcy–Need to Send in Your Tax Forms

04/17/12

My name is Lori Rupp and I’m Mr. Weed’s Chapter 13 paralegal.

I’ve been a bankruptcy paralegal since 1998 and before I worked for Mr. Weed I even worked for a Chapter 13 Trustee in Michigan for two years.

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After Bankruptcy: Suing Navy Federal

04/14/12

We sue debt collectors and creditors a dozen times a month.  For doing illegal things to our clients–before bankruptcy or after the bankruptcy.

We don’t make a lot of money doing that.  But I think big companies can act like small children–they do what they can get away with.   I don’t let them get away with much when it comes to my bankruptcy clients.  That’s part of my job as a lawyer.

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Before bankruptcy: Replacing your lost social security card

04/13/12

At your bankruptcy hearing, you are supposed to show your bankruptcy trustee a picture ID and evidence of your social security number.  The best way to prove your social security number is with your social security card.  However, a W-2 will also work.  (At the bankruptcy court here in Alexandria, VA, your own tax form is usually not good enough.)

For self employed people, there may be no W-2.  So what to do?

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Welcome to the #1 “Reader Rated” Bankruptcy Blog

03/05/12

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After bankruptcy: Keep watching your credit report

02/22/12

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