Do I qualify for bankruptcy?

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Your ability to file a Bankruptcy depends mostly on your affordability, or lack thereof, to pay towards your creditors.

Business Bankruptcy and Social Media Accounts

On April 3, 2015 it was decided that social media accounts may be deemed property of a bankruptcy estate.  The principle was confirmed in the bankruptcy matter known as In re CTLI, LLC (Bankr. S.D. Tex,. Apr. 3, 2015).   The facts of the case were that the Chapter 11 Business Debtor doing business as […]

Modification of a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Plan

A Chapter 13 Bankruptcy repayment plan lasts between 36 and 60 months. During that period of time there are many events that may happen which may diminish or enhance one’s ability to repay their creditors under a Confirmed Chapter 13 repayment plan. Change in circumstances that are cause for a modification of a confirmed bankruptcy […]

Credit Counseling and Bankruptcy Filing

Under the Bankruptcy Abuse and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 individuals who plan to file for bankruptcy must complete under Rule 11 U.S.C. Section 109 a Credit Counseling Course prior to filing a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Petition. Our office ensures that all clients comply with the counseling requirement and registers all […]

New Mortgage Rules to go into Effect

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, stemming from the 2010 Dodd Frank Act, was implemented for the purposes of educating the borrowing public and to ensure that future extensions of credit are suitable for the borrower(s). On January 10, 2014 a new set of standards will go into effect targeting the mortgage industry, specifically the origination […]

Chapter 7 Repeat Filing

On October 17, 2005, a major change in the bankruptcy law went into effect. The law change specifically referred to as The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (“BAPCPA”) changed many aspects of consumer bankruptcy law(s). One of the many implemented changes was the waiting period between a consumer’s bankruptcy discharge in […]

Can I Purchase a Home after filing Bankruptcy?

Can I Purchase a Home after filing Bankruptcy? The answer to this question, is the too frequent legal answer, “It Depends.” Credit scores a/k/a FICO scores and interest rates are in an inverse relationship, meaning, the higher the credit score, the lower the interest rate. Our credit scores are the lead factor in determining the […]

Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act (“CARD”)

This post will serve as a follow-up to the August 21, 2009 post regarding new CARD laws.  On February 22, 2010 the next wave of CARD laws go into effect.  The new enactments focus on credit card laws and regulations to improve consumer awareness and financial management.  The four (4) principal changes going into effect on […]