Chapter 7

If you are struggling financially, it may be time to consider how filing a bankruptcy could benefit you and your family. An individual who wants to file bankruptcy will either file a case under Chapter 7, Chapter 11, or Chapter 13. Each type of case has its own pros and cons to consider. This blog […]


Before your personal bankruptcy case is filed, it is imperative that you review your Petition, Schedules and Statement of Financial Affairs to verify that all of the information is true and correct. However, because we are all human, it is always possible for something to get overlooked or for an error to occur. What can […]


If you are feeling the pressure of having too much debt, bankruptcy can provide a safe haven. As soon as your Chapter 7, 11 or 13 petiton is filed, the automatic stay goes into effect, and all collection activity must cease. Once your case is completed, the majority (if not all) of your debt will […]


What Debts Were Discharged in My Bankruptcy?

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There are many benefits obtained by filing a personal bankruptcy, but the main goal is to discharge or eliminate your debt. Many of our clients are surprised when they receive their discharge order and it does not include a list of the debts that were eliminated by the filing. How do you know which debts […]


Why You Should NOT Feel Guilty About Filing Bankruptcy

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If you are facing financial struggles and you are considering filing a Chapter 7, Chapter 11, or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, it is normal to feel some apprehension or guilt. However, it is important that you don’t let these feelings prevent you from obtaining the debt relief you and your family need and deserve. The stress […]


Lien Stripping in Bankruptcy: Could it Save Your Home?

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If you have more than one mortgage on your home and you are struggling financially, it may be time to consider filing a personal bankruptcy case. Filing an individual Chapter 7, 11 or 13 bankruptcy allows you a means for comprehensively dealing with all of your creditors and potentially eliminating some, all, or the majority […]


What to Expect at the Meeting of Creditors

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Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. §341, all debtors are required to attend a “meeting of creditors” (also commonly referred to as a “341 meeting”). At the meeting, you will answer any questions the trustee has while you are under oath. Once in a while, one of your creditors may also be there to ask you questions. […]


Can Florida’s Loss Mitigation Mediation Program Help Me?


On April 30, 2013, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida initiated the Loss Mitigation Mediation (LMM) program. The program is designed to provide a forum for Debtors who have an interest in real property and are obligated on the promissory note or mortgage to explore modifying a mortgage or surrendering […]


Helping A Parent File Bankruptcy

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If you have parents who are struggling financially and you are wondering if bankruptcy is a good option for them, we can help. In today’s economy, it is common for adult children to provide financial assistance to their aging parents. Depending on the type of debt your parent has, filing a Chapter 7, Chapter 11, […]


Considering Bankruptcy? Save Money & File Before June 1, 2014

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If you are considering filing bankruptcy, you may want to do so before June 1, 2014. Bankruptcy filing fees will increase for new cases filed on or after June 1, 2014. Some of the new filing fees are: Chapter 7 filing fees will increase to $335.00 (from $306.00) Chapter 11 filing fees will increase to […]


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