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Bankruptcy And The 341 Meeting

By Julia Kefalinos |

If you have filed for bankruptcy, you likely have some anxiety about what to expect going forward. Surely, your experienced, local bankruptcy attorney will prepare you with the facts you need. In the meanwhile, it’s worth having a basic understanding of what’s known as the 341 meeting. Here’s What to Expect The 341 meeting… Read More »

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10 Tips For Filing Bankruptcy

By Julia Kefalinos |

No one aspires to file bankruptcy, although circumstances sometimes lead to this outcome despite best efforts. A study of the issue tells us that the primary cause for bankruptcy is the loss of income. In 2018 alone, nearly 700,000 people were pushed into bankruptcy, and that number held fairly steady through 2020. Clearly, many… Read More »

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Your Ex is Filing Bankruptcy and you Co-Signed on Property: Are you Affected?

By Julia Kefalinos |

Property division is one of the many complications of divorce. Let’s say in your divorce, the home you co-signed on with your ex was awarded to her. Now you discover that she’s filed for bankruptcy. The house and its associated debt are her concern, right? Well…maybe. Co-signing Rules The mortgage company doesn’t much care… Read More »

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Facing Retail Bankruptcy? Consider Subchapter V

By Julia Kefalinos |

Cash just isn’t flowing like it was before COVID-19 hit. It’s impacted families all over the country. And that’s become part of a vicious cycle. As consumers reduce spending, retailers can’t move their merchandise. That means suppliers are dealing with cancellations on orders, making them unable to keep employees on staff. Layoffs mean families… Read More »

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Bankruptcy: What am I Getting Myself Into?

By Julia Kefalinos |

If you are considering bankruptcy, it likely means you have been experiencing financial trouble for a stretch of time and creditors are knocking at your door. This is not something you should contemplate without understanding exactly what it is that bankruptcy means for you today, and in the future. What Happens? Essentially, when you… Read More »

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Going into Bankruptcy with your Eyes Wide Open

By Julia Kefalinos |

As you consider filing for bankruptcy, you are no doubt filled with conflicting emotions. While the thought of saying good-bye to creditors and their incessant interruptions into your life will be a weight off your shoulders, you are not looking forward to parting with assets, being held to strict repayment schedules, or the hefty… Read More »

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Is Bankruptcy the Right Move for You?

By Julia Kefalinos |

This year more than most, many people are finding it hard to make ends meet. January is often something of a nasty wake-up call from creditors due to holiday shopping that went a bit out of control. On top of it this particular January, many are dealing with COVID related job loss and/or medical… Read More »

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Hurdles in Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: Means Testing

By Julia Kefalinos |

If you are considering filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you should be prepared for a bit of a fight. That’s because the federal laws associated with such action became significantly stricter in 2005, when Congress became suspicious about fraudulent claims. Because of those misgivings, filers face a presumption of abuse at the onset. Understanding… Read More »

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Is Chapter 7 Bankruptcy the Right Move for You?

By Julia Kefalinos |

If you’re feeling overwhelmed with your financial situation, you are not alone. Nearly 30,000 bankruptcy filings have occurred in Florida so far this year, with about three-fourths of them Chapter 7 filings. The truth is, many people have been struggling to survive on reduced incomes this year, thanks to the pandemic and other factors… Read More »

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What Happens to an Unexpired Lease If I File for Bankruptcy?

By Julia Kefalinos |

In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, a debtor files a proposed plan of reorganization with the court. In plain terms, the debtor must explain how they will repay their creditors over a three- to five-year period. To assist in this, the court will appoint a Chapter 13 trustee, who acts as the legal representative of… Read More »

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