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Bankruptcy Alphabet: B is for Bar…Date

2017-01-20T00:06:00-05:00

  Its not what you think it is, but a bar date is a good thing for a debtor in bankruptcy. Everyone wants some amount of certainty in their life. The bar date gives debtors the certainty they need during the bankruptcy process. If you file a chapter 13, or a chapter 7 with assets, the court will set a bar date for claims from creditors. This means a creditor must file its proof of claim [...]

Bankruptcy Alphabet: B is for Bar…Date2017-01-20T00:06:00-05:00

Does the Bankruptcy Trustee Come to My Home?

2017-01-20T00:06:01-05:00

No, the bankruptcy trustee, in either chapter 7 or chapter 13, does not come to your home. Pretty quick answer, right? In over a thousand Florida bankruptcy filings to my name, only 1 client has had a bankruptcy trustee's representative appear at the debtor's home for an inspection. This was due to a misunderstanding at the meeting of creditors. The potential for a home visit is extremely rare and usually would be due to suspicion of [...]

Does the Bankruptcy Trustee Come to My Home?2017-01-20T00:06:01-05:00

Transferring Assets and Bankruptcy – Like Oil and Water, They Don’t Mix Well

2017-01-20T00:06:01-05:00

Never, ever transfer an asset prior to filing bankruptcy - or definitely not before talking to me. Transferring the title to your Harley to your cousin Mike or your boat to your best friend Bob does not protect the asset from the trustee. Likely, you made it impossible for me to help you keep it. Sometimes it is referred to as a "fraudulent conveyance". This can me one of two things, or both. First, a debtor [...]

Transferring Assets and Bankruptcy – Like Oil and Water, They Don’t Mix Well2017-01-20T00:06:01-05:00

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and Your Car Payment

2017-01-20T00:06:01-05:00

Florida Chapter 13 cases often come with questions about cars. Our clients frequently own or are financing an automobile, and are worried about losing their car when they file a Chapter 13 case. The good news is that when you file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Florida, there may be a way to get relief from car loans with high payments, high interest, or loan amounts that are greater than the value of the car. If [...]

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and Your Car Payment2017-01-20T00:06:01-05:00