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what is considered an asset in bankruptcy

Bankruptcy trustees gain access to a variety of your assets when you file. But what is considered an asset in bankruptcy? Is your savings account at risk and do you need to worry about the trustee taking money out of your bank accounts when you file? Here’s what you need to know. In general, you’ll […]

401K And Filing For Bankruptcy In Tampa, Florida.

401k and Bankruptcy The money you’ve saved in your 401k retirement savings plan is one of your biggest concerns when it comes to filing for bankruptcy. Understanding what happens with your 401k and bankruptcy will put your mind at ease. Most people spend their entire careers building retirement savings. They automatically put money in a […]

What Happens To Assets During Bankruptcy Tampa, Florida.

Bankruptcy Assets One of the biggest fears people have about filing for bankruptcy is losing their possessions. Many people avoid filing, even to the point of causing more financial damage, all because they want to continue living in their homes or driving their cars. But do you really need to worry about losing these things […]

File For Bankruptcy Without Your Spouse In Tampa, Florida.

Bankruptcy without My Spouse Bankruptcy is an option for single people or married people to get their finances back on track. In many cases, a married person’s finances are tied to his or her spouse, so they’ll file together. But it’s possible to file for bankruptcy without your spouse and for some couples, doing so […]

Creditor Judgment And Filing For Bankruptcy Tampa, Florida.

Judgment Creditor Having a credit card company file legal action against you is nerve-wracking. It only gets worse if they win that judgment. When a creditor is given the power by the court to take further action against you, it can lead to a lot of trouble and make your financial situation a lot worse […]

What is a Rule 2004 Exam?

Rule 2004 Exam Bankruptcy cases are handled in a bankruptcy court, but rarely do people who file need to make a traditional court appearance. There is no jury or witness stand and the closest you’ll come to testifying is at your 341 Meeting of Creditors. However, there are cases in which the bankruptcy trustee calls […]

Bankruptcy Petition Preparer Tampa, Florida.

Bankruptcy Petition Preparer When you file for bankruptcy you are required to file a bankruptcy petition with the court. Most people do so with the assistance of a bankruptcy attorney or bankruptcy petition preparer. Basically, the petition is your bankruptcy application and it tells the court about your debts and assets. Bankruptcy petitions can be […]

What To Disclose When Filing For Bankruptcy In Tampa, Florida.

Bankruptcy Disclosure Laws If you’re about to file for bankruptcy or you’ve begun the process of filing, you already know the answer to this question. The answer is everything. You must disclose all of your financial information when you file for bankruptcy. Failing to do so can jeopardize your case. Most people file for bankruptcy […]

Bankruptcy and Your Tax Return

Things To Know About Bankruptcy And Taxes In Florida.

How Bankruptcy Can Affect a Tax Return Receiving an income tax return can feel great and help you get caught up on debts you’ve fallen behind on. Despite having the option of “breaking even” and not paying as much in payroll taxes throughout the year, some people enjoy receiving a refund check. Unfortunately, the joy […]

The Importance Of Being Prepared For Your Bankruptcy Consultation In Tampa, Florida.

Preparing for a Bankruptcy Consultation with a Bankruptcy Lawyer Filing for bankruptcy is a big decision. One of the most intimidating aspects of the process is meeting with your bankruptcy attorney. Being prepared and having all of the necessary documents and information with you for your first meeting can make things go as smoothly as […]

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Can I File for Bankruptcy Without a Job?

Bankruptcy is often considered a tool used by people without money, without income, and without any financial hope. The truth...
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Should I Use Retirement Savings to Avoid Bankruptcy? A Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Can Help You Protect Your Retirement Nest Egg

Withdrawing money from your retirement savings is rarely advised by financial experts, even if you are facing bankruptcy. Working with...
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Can You File for Bankruptcy and Keep Your Home

Foreclosure is something that occurs after a homeowner has missed multiple mortgage payments. Working with a Florida bankruptcy attorney helps...
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Is There Such a Thing as Mortgage Bankruptcy?

Your home is one of your primary concerns when filing for bankruptcy. Can you claim bankruptcy and keep your home?...
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What Do You Need to Know about a Home Auction in Bankruptcy?

Home auctions are a common topic that arises when someone is faced with the prospect of bankruptcy. Bankruptcy protection for...
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Can a Florida Bankruptcy Attorney Help Me Avoid Eviction

Losing one’s home is one of the most common concerns you can have when filing for bankruptcy. A Florida bankruptcy...
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Covid-19 Tax Tips

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected a variety of things including taxes. These COVID tax tips can help you prepare and...
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How Can a Bankruptcy Attorney in Tampa Florida Help Me If I Fall Behind on My Mortgage After Filing for Bankruptcy?

Many people find that filing for bankruptcy provides all of the financial relief they need to get back on track....
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Are Bankruptcy Laws Designed to “Trip” You Up? Here’s How a Bankruptcy Law Firm Can Help You Avoid Trouble

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What is a Discharge and What Does It Stop?

The primary benefit of bankruptcy is the discharge. Filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy results in the elimination of your legal...
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