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The thought of losing your home can be devastating. If you are facing a foreclosure action, it is important to seek legal assistance and learn what your options are for dealing with it. One option you may want to consider is filing a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Many bankruptcies are filed by homeowners...
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If you have filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 13, you have committed to making monthly payments to the trust to fund your repayment plan. How long does a chapter 13 bankruptcy last? A Chapter 13 plan lasts for three to five years, so many changes in your life can occur during this time. What...
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All debtors are required to attend a meeting of creditors, as required by Section 341 of the Bankruptcy Code. It is normal for you to feel nervous about appearing before the trustee and your creditors to answer questions under oath about your finances, but a seasoned bankruptcy attorney will make sure you are fully prepared...
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If you are considering filing an individual Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 case, it is important to understand all of the pros and cons associated with bankruptcy. How will my credit score be impacted by bankruptcy? One of the primary concerns debtors have is how it will impact their credit score. The answer differs for...
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Many individuals believe that a Chapter 7 or 13 is the only bankruptcy relief available to them. However, a Chapter 11 isn’t only used for corporate restructures, it can allow an individual debtor to take advantage of a meaningful debt restructuring as well. When to Consider Chapter 11 You may be ineligible to file a...
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The Eleventh Circuit recently held that a debtor is allowed to “strip off” an unsecured junior mortgage in a “Chapter 20” bankruptcy case. While Chapter 20 bankruptcy is not a valid chapter in the Bankruptcy Code, the term refers to a debtor who files back-to-back Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases. What is a...
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Why hire a bankruptcy lawyer? | Brevard County Attorney
In the Internet era, when bankruptcy forms are available online for free or for very little, many people question the wisdom of hiring a professional for what seems to be a do-it-yourself project. Others may look to a bankruptcy petition preparer to save money. But there are some very compelling reasons for hiring an experienced...
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Recent scheduled meetings of the Bankruptcy Rules Committee were cancelled, apparently due to lack of interest. There had been two meetings scheduled in January 2014, one in Chicago and one in Washington, D.C. According to federal law, meetings may be cancelled if there is a lack of public interest, the Standing Committee sees a need...
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Whistleblower Suit Against Mortgage Lender
Distressed homeowners in the Northern District of Florida now have an additional option to try and keep their home. The court’s Mortgage Modification Mediation service allows homeowners, and lenders, access to experienced Chapter 13 mediators at a reduced cost. Although the parties are not required to reach an agreement, courts are generally much more inclined...
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Litigation Attorney Melbourne, Florida
In a boon for debtors, a federal court recently interpreted Section 523(a)(6) very narrowly. Facts In Communitywide Federal Credit Union v. Laughlin, Mr. Laughlin purchased a new car, with an $18,000 loan from CFCU. Ms. Laughlin was awarded the car in their divorce. A short time thereafter, Ms. Laughlin returned the car to Mr. Laughlin,...
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