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- Do I Make Too Much Money to Apply For Bankruptcy According to the Bankrutpcy Means Test?
To determine who can file for bankruptcy the court uses what is called the Means Test. The Means test determines who is qualified to file chapter 7 bankruptcy, and who needs to file chapter 13 bankruptcy.
- How to File a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy – Tricks of the Trade
How to correctly file a chapter 7 bankruptcy complete with some less than well-known tricks of the trade.
- What New Bankruptcy Rules Came Into Effect in 2013?
Nearly every year, the rules of procedure for various types of courts change. Bankruptcy courts are no exception. Bankruptcy courts are governed by the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure. Often these changes are relatively small and technical, and only of interest to bankruptcy attorneys, but this year the rules changes primarily affect cases filed by individuals. So, what new bankruptcy rules came into effect on December 1, 2013?
- Can You Go to Jail for Debt in America? Maybe.
Anyone who has ever fallen behind on their bills knows just how troubling that experience can be. Harassing phone calls, letters, and emails are the usual tricks of the trade, or for secured debts, repossession or foreclosure. But, America abolished debtors prisons. So, debt collectors are not supposed to be able to put you in jail because you owe money. However, a few have discovered a way to do just that.
- How to Avoid Predatory Lending
Predatory lending encompasses a wide range of deceptive and unfair practices. Learn how you can avoid the lending scams that will put your home at risk of foreclosure.
- BANKRUPTCY: Chapter 7 - Lien Stripping of Second Mortgage
Bankruptcy debtors in Georgia are frequently faced with the difficult decision of what to do about the debt on their residence. Discharge and release of the lien of the second mortgage debt is possible in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy case. Stripping of the lien of a second mortgage requires filing a separate proceeding within the bankruptcy case, and the use of a qualified attorney is recommended.
- Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Provides Options for Individuals with Ongoing Medical Problems
Medical debt is a leading reason for filing bankruptcy. Most debtors assume that chapter 7 bankruptcy provides the best solution to deal with medical debt. However; a little know feature of chapter 13 can provide substantial benefit to debtors with continuing medical issues. Chapter 13 helps debtors by reducing their debt obligations to an affordable monthly payment. The debtor can later convert the case to chapter 7 and wipe out any new debt incurred since the case was originally filed.
- Stuck With Unaffordable Student Loans, Now What?
Every year, millions of students are convinced to take on student loans with promises of huge salaries upon graduation, but often the reality is a bit different and these same students are left with an enormous debt and little or no means of repayment. Indeed, these debts can last for decades.
- Different Types of Bankruptcies in America and the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act
The recent economic downturn put many in a difficult financial position, unable to repay all of their obligations. This has been true for not just individuals, but businesses and cities, as well. When this occurs, the law provides a mechanism for getting out of control debts back under control, either by restructuring debt or wiping out certain types of obligations. This is bankruptcy.
- Detroit's Casino Tax Dollars Become Issue in City's Bankruptcy
Detroit was one of the most heavily hit cities during the recent economic downturn. Although it has started to rebound, based in large part upon federal subsidies provided by the Obama Administration which many credit with saving the American auto industry, the city continues to deal with financial woes as it struggles through the larges Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy in US history.