Liability in Bankruptcy

If you are considering filing for bankruptcy hoping to discharge debt related to a driving under the influence (DUI) conviction, this blog is for you! Bankruptcy law excludes certain types of debt from being discharged, including some debts related to a DUI. Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. §523(a)(9), debts arising from the “death or personal injury […]


When you emerge from a successful personal bankruptcy case, you typically have discharged or eliminated the majority of your debts. However, it is important to understand that there are a few specific types of debts that are not eligible for discharge, including: Taxes. There are certain taxes that cannot be discharged. It is important to […]


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.  […]


Bankruptcy Petition Preparer Sent to Prison

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Derrick Hills, a bankruptcy petition preparer in Michigan, has been sentenced to serve 46 months in prison after being convicted by a jury of five counts of criminal contempt. Apparently, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes had issued five separate court orders barring Hills from assisting debtors with their bankruptcy filings, which Hills ignored. Judge Rhodes […]


How to Free Yourself from a Second Mortgage in Bankruptcy

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The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Florida homeowners can eliminate a second mortgage during Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Underwater homeowners include individuals who bought their homes during the peak of the housing bubble in 2008 and 2009, and now find themselves saddled with two mortgages, the combined value of which is greater than […]


What Happens When Your Spouse Files for Bankruptcy?

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When a couple has joint accounts, both spouses are not required to file bankruptcy—one spouse can still file for bankruptcy as an individual. While the non-filing spouse’s credit score should not be affected by the other spouse’s bankruptcy, he or she may still benefit from speaking with a bankruptcy attorney. When you decided to become […]


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