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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 Preparer

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 […]

financial magnification

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

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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 […]

Are you ready?

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 […]

How Does Bankruptcy Affect My Possessions?

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Bankruptcy and Possessions Filing for bankruptcy can improve your financial situation, but it also has a major impact on many aspects of your life. One of the biggest concerns of those considering bankruptcy is how filing will affect their possessions. Does bankruptcy mean losing all of your possessions or having to sell everything you own […]

Sell car

Can a car be sold before filing for bankruptcy? Plenty of car owners face financial struggles and consider bankruptcy. It’s one of the most common assets bankruptcy discussed during bankruptcy and can garner a significant resale value. It’s one of the first things a bankruptcy trustee will look at when evaluating your estate in Chapter […]

Should Bankruptcy Really Be a Last Resort?

Anyone who is struggling with money has likely considered bankruptcy to some degree, but most people consider it the absolute last resort. They exhaust all of their other options and when there’s nothing left to do except give up they file for bankruptcy. Unfortunately, this approach can cause more harm than good. There are instances […]

What is the Marital Adjustment Deduction in Bankruptcy?

Marriage joins two people together emotionally, legally, and in many cases, financially. Unfortunately, if you are married to someone struggling financially or you are the one facing financial problems, it might be better to keep some aspects of your finances separate. This can be especially beneficial during bankruptcy. If you do choose to file for […]

What are Illegal Asset Transfers?

If you are considering bankruptcy or you have any concerns at all about your financial situation, it’s important to be aware of the legal and illegal things you are permitted to do. Far too many people look for an easy way out, and in some cases, their actions break the law. Even if they do […]

Tampa Bankruptcy Law Blog

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...
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What is a Tuition Clawback?

Tuition Clawback Student loans are one of the primary causes of financial struggles and a common reason people ultimately file...
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What is a Preferential Transfer?

Preferential Transfer When you file for bankruptcy, the bankruptcy court determines the order of payments.  This is true for both...
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3 Tips for Choosing a Bankruptcy Lawyer

Bankruptcy Lawyer Bankruptcy is one of the most common reasons for someone to need an attorney. Filing for bankruptcy is...
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What Does Presumption of Abuse Mean and What’s Its Role in Bankruptcy?

Presumption of Abuse Deciding to file for bankruptcy is an intimidating experience. It becomes even more so as the process...
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8 Ways Debt is Bringing You Down

Why Debt is Negative and Holding You Back Debt is a burden for many people. Those who have just a...
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3 Reasons Why Bankruptcy Cases Get Dismissed and What This Means for You

Bankruptcy Case Dismissed There are two possible outcomes for those filing for bankruptcy. It doesn’t matter if you qualify for...
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Who Files for Bankruptcy?

Should I File for Bankruptcy? If you’re considering bankruptcy and you feel as if you’re the only person in the...
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3 Reasons Your Student Loan Debt is Ruining Your Financial Future and How Bankruptcy Might Help

Student Loan Debt Taking out a loan or multiple loans to attend college is nothing new. Students have been using...
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What Happens If You Miss Your 341 Meeting?

341 Meetings are One of the Most Important Obligations in Bankruptcy There are several requirements you must meet when you...
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