March 2014

When you file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, we will help you create a plan of repayment. Your plan will set forth how you intend to pay your creditors over a period of three to five years. Obviously, most Chapter 13 debtors are worried about how much their monthly payment will be. We will review your […]


When you file a personal bankruptcy, the automatic stay immediately goes into effect and prohibits any further collection activity against you. If a creditor or debt collector willfully violates the automatic stay, you can recover your actual damages, including attorney’s fees and costs. In certain circumstances, the court may even award punitive damages. When we […]


Bankruptcy law requires all debtors to make full financial disclosure when they file their case. This means that you must disclose all of your assets, debts, income and expenditures. You must provide the court will a complete list of all of your creditors. While this can be uncomfortable for many people, it is a positive […]


How do I Prepare For a Bankruptcy Filing?

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Deciding to seek bankruptcy protection is a big decision. You may be receiving advice from friends and family, but it is important to make your own decision and then contact us for the guidance you need. Preparing for your filing takes time and we want to formulate the best strategy for your individual circumstances. When […]


What Happens to a Personal Injury Settlement in Bankruptcy?

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Most individuals preparing to file an individual Chapter 7, 11 or 13 are concerned about their physical assets. However, there are certain intangible assets that are important to consider as well.  If you were involved in an auto accident and you are expecting a settlement payment or monetary judgment, do you get to keep those […]


Bankruptcy Myths & Misconceptions #2

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Hopefully you read our blog yesterday titled “Bankruptcy Myths & Misconceptions.”  Below are a few more bankruptcy issues that many people get confused about: •I can file for bankruptcy as many times as I like. You can file more than one bankruptcy case, but it is important to understand that there are strict limitations on […]


Bankruptcy Myths & Misconceptions

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Bankruptcy is a topic you hear a lot about, but do you know fact from fiction? This blog and tomorrow’s blog will discuss some of the common misunderstandings surrounding personal bankruptcies: •If I file bankruptcy, I’ll lose everything I own.  Losing assets is one of the biggest fears people have about filing bankruptcy. While it […]


Bankruptcy & Your Social Security Benefits

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Filing a personal bankruptcy case can be a difficult decision. Worrying about whether your social security benefits will be affected by your filing may be adding to your stress. However, you may be surprised to learn that your social security benefits are not only excluded from the Chapter 7 means test, but are exempt from […]


Why do you need a bankruptcy attorney?

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Many individuals who are thinking about filing for bankruptcy protection consider doing it without the help of an attorney.  When a person represents himself or herself, it is called “pro se” representation.  While representing yourself may seem like it will save you money, the reality is that it could cost you more than you realize.  […]


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