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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 Preferential Transfer?

Preferential Transfer And Bankruptcy Tampa, Florida.

Preferential Transfer When you file for bankruptcy, the bankruptcy court determines the order of payments.  This is true for both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Some debts have high priority. You pay them, in full or in part, after liquidating your assets or through your payment plan. Other debts are low-priority. You pay them […]

Presumption Of Abuse And Bankruptcy Tampa, Florida.

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 Counseling Filing for bankruptcy is not an easy decision. For many, it’s their only option for getting the debt relief they need to start fresh and move forward in their lives. But even if you are sure bankruptcy is right for you, it can still be a confusing and intimidating process. There’s a lot […]

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 […]

Partial Bankruptcy Tampa, Florida.

Partial Bankruptcy Is there such a thing as filing for partial bankruptcy? If you are dealing with just a single problem debt or your situation is temporary, is bankruptcy right for you? Every day people consider filing for bankruptcy. They might be drowning in credit card debt or they lost their jobs and their bills […]

Selling Assets Before Filing For Bankruptcy In Tampa, Florida.

Transferring or Selling Assets before Bankruptcy There are plenty of ways someone dealing with financial problems can make money and yard sales and rummages are one of the most popular. After all, what better way to earn some cash than to sell items around your home you no longer want or need? But is this […]

Five Things You Need to Know about Bankruptcy Fraud

Things To Know About Bankruptcy And Fraud In Florida.

What is Bankruptcy Fraud The average person filing for bankruptcy has no intention of committing fraud. He or she is just looking for a way to get out from under their debt and are desperate to bring the creditor and collector harassment to an end. People file because they are concerned about losing their homes […]

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How Does Claiming Bankruptcy in Florida Affect Your Children?

Claiming Bankruptcy in Florida Understanding how claiming bankruptcy in Florida affects your children is an important part of determining whether...
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Claiming Bankruptcy in Florida: What Happens When You File for Bankruptcy and Your Spouse Does Not?

Claiming Bankruptcy in Florida You already know how much the things you do affect your spouse when you are married....
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Should You Pay Back What You Owe Loved Ones Before You File for Bankruptcy?

Florida Bankruptcy Laws It’s common for people who are struggling financially to turn to their friends and family for help....
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Bankruptcy and Family Law: Does Filing Affect the Child Support I Pay or Receive?

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5 Tips for Overcoming the Emotional Toll of Bankruptcy

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Bankruptcy and Divorce: The Far-from-Perfect Storm

Bankruptcy and Family Law Bankruptcy and divorce separately are two of the most stressful events you can experience in your...
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Does the Pandemic Have You in a Holding Pattern? Here’s How to Know When to File for COVID Bankruptcy

COVID Bankruptcy If you’re struggling to make ends meet and you feel as if your life is on hold because...
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Will Your Favorite Retailer File for Business Bankruptcy in 2021?

Business Bankruptcy 2020 was a tumultuous year and many of the financial challenges caused by the pandemic are expected to...
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Boosted and Extended Benefits Keeping Unemployed Afloat – But For How Long?

Unemployment Benefits Were you one of the millions of people who ended up out of a job and using unemployment...
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Should Bankruptcy Laws Be Adjusted Because of COVID-19?

Bankruptcy Laws The COVID-19 pandemic brought a lot of changes throughout 2020 and many are expected to continue into 2021...
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