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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 […]

What is a Tuition Clawback?

Tuition Clawback

Tuition Clawback Student loans are one of the primary causes of financial struggles and a common reason people ultimately file for bankruptcy. In many families, parents assist their children with the high cost of tuition. Unfortunately, finances are unpredictable in this day and age. Helping your child pay for college could put you at a […]

presumption of abuse

Presumption of Abuse Deciding to file for bankruptcy is an intimidating experience. It becomes even more so as the process moves forward and various new and unfamiliar terms become commonplace, such as the presumption of abuse. This is one of the reasons it’s so helpful to work with a bankruptcy attorney. Someone will be there […]

bankruptcy case dismissed

Bankruptcy Case Dismissed There are two possible outcomes for those filing for bankruptcy. It doesn’t matter if you qualify for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, the result of bankruptcy is either debt discharge or having your bankruptcy case dismissed. The former is the goal, the latter is a risk of things not working out as […]

Student Loan Debt Taking out a loan or multiple loans to attend college is nothing new. Students have been using loans to pay their tuition for decades. The government even offers low-interest loans to make repayment of student loan debt easier once you graduate. But this doesn’t mean repayment is actually easy. More often than […]

341 Meetings are One of the Most Important Obligations in Bankruptcy There are several requirements you must meet when you file for bankruptcy. One of the requirements that causes the most stress for filers is the 341 Meeting of Creditors. If there is one thing that people filing for bankruptcy dread, it’s this meeting. What […]

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 […]

Can I Protect a Debt from Discharge?

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Discharge of Debt in Bankruptcy The discharge of debt is one of the main reasons people file for bankruptcy. In Chapter 7, filers receive a discharge from the court that says they are no longer legally obligated to pay the debt. The same happens in Chapter 13 after the bankruptcy payment plan is completed. Discharge […]

What Happens After Bankruptcy Discharge?

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Bankruptcy Discharge One of the most exciting things that will happen to you when you file for bankruptcy is receiving the discharge. It’s the most important reason people file for bankruptcy and it means you are no longer legally obligated to pay a debt. But receiving the discharge doesn’t mean you are free to return […]

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Creditor violations of debt discharge in bankruptcy Filing for bankruptcy offers a variety of benefits, the most important of which is the debt discharge. After bankruptcy is successfully completed, your debts are discharged, which means you are no longer obligated to pay what you owe and creditors are not allowed to attempt collection efforts on […]

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Tampa Bankruptcy Law Blog

What is a Bankruptcy SOFA?

Bankruptcy SOFA Filing for bankruptcy requires a lot of paperwork. The majority of bankruptcy paperwork includes schedules that list your...
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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...
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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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