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Litigation Attorney serving Brevard County
Reestablishing their good credit score is a top priority for most debtors. One way to do just that is by paying your current obligations on time: your mortgage, your car note and any other secured debts that you may have. A question we are often asked by debtors is if they can use their credit...
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Payday loans are generally dischargeable without any arguments in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, because these loans are unsecured debts. There are, however, a few special cases. Fraud If you borrowed money within 90 days prior to filing bankruptcy, there is a presumption of bankruptcy fraud. Simply stated, the law presumes that you never intended to...
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Debt Relief Attorney in Melbourne, Florida
Many Americans simply have more debt than they can afford to repay. Despite what you hear, it is rarely due to irresponsibility.  No one sets out to accumulate $7,000 in credit card debt, but a temporary job loss, sudden illness or other financial emergency can quickly drain savings and force people to charge normal living expenses....
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What happens to a HELOC in Bankruptcy? | Debt Defense Brevard
A Home Equity Line of Credit is a secured loan that acts like an unsecured credit card. Many people took out these “second mortgages” on their homes as a way to convert the home equity into cash while staying in the residence. What happens to your HELOC mainly depends on the Chapter you file. HELOC...
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Are exempt assets still exempt when inherited? Brevard Lawyer
What was exempt before you inherited it may not be after, according to a recent Supreme Court case. Clark et ux v. Rameker et al centered around the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy of Heidi Hefron-Clark and her husband, Brandon. In 2001, the Clarks inherited a $450,000 IRA from her mother. When the couple later filed bankruptcy...
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Bankruptcy hurts your credit score. Your credit score is how lender’s determine whether you are going to be a good customer or not, and bankruptcy means many of your creditors did not get what you agreed to pay them. Rules for borrowing money after filing bankruptcy Many people believe that they are not allowed to...
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Even in Dundee, Scotland, people turn to bankruptcy for a financial fresh start. Scottish debtors have the option of liquidation or a repayment trust, the equivalent of a Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. As of April 2014 78 people, including noted soccer player Craig Beattie, have declared bankruptcy in Dundee. The debtors cover a...
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In April 2014, Detroit’s emergency manager stated that he hoped the city would emerge from bankruptcy later this year. Detroit Bankruptcy In July 2013, the City of Detroit filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 9; it was the largest such filing in the country’s history. Although emergency manager Kevin Orr had hoped that the process...
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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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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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