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Means Test Helps Determine Filing For Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

The bankruptcy means test was established by congress as a standard method of calculating the disposable monthly income of a debtor, to help determine the amount paid to the trustee of a Chapter 13 bankruptcy plan. We recently discussed several aspects of bankruptcy with Christopher Holmes and Jess M. Smith, III, partners at Tom Scott […]

Differences Between Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

The primary difference between a Chapter 7 bankruptcy and a Chapter 13 bankruptcy is that a Chapter 7 bankruptcy can eliminate debt in a period of three to four months compared to the three to five years it takes to complete a Chapter 13 plan. Under certain circumstances, a Chapter 13 bankruptcy can be converted […]

Divorce and Child Support Can Impact a Bankruptcy

Divorce is one of the major causes of bankruptcy. If your divorce agreement includes child support payments, your ex-spouse can play a significant role in determining whether or not your bankruptcy will be discharged. We recently discussed several aspects of bankruptcy with Christopher Holmes and Jess M. Smith, III, partners at Tom Scott & Associates, […]

Being Discharged From Bankruptcy

When a Chapter 13 bankruptcy plan has been completed by a debtor, a few steps remain before the bankruptcy is officially discharged. The discharge process includes the filing of the Notice of Plan Completion by the trustee, along with the filing of two forms by the debtor: the Debtor’s Certification of Eligibility for Chapter 12/13 […]

Accruing Post-Petition Interest on Unpaid Federal Taxes (Interview Part 3 of 3)

Penalties for unpaid federal taxes are still dischargeable when filing for bankruptcy, but they will accrue post-petition interest that is owed to the IRS. Debt limit amounts have changed for Chapter 13 cases, as of April 1, 2016. Editor: We recently discussed the changes in the bankruptcy laws with Christopher Holmes, Jess M. Smith, III, […]

Property You Can Protect When You File for Bankruptcy (Interview Part 2 of 3)

Retirement accounts are exempt from creditors when filing for bankruptcy, but an inherited IRA is not. A recent ruling extending the time to cure arrearage might help you save your house after a tax sale. Editor: We recently discussed the changes in the bankruptcy laws with Christopher Holmes, Jess M. Smith, III, partners at Tom […]

What’s New in Bankruptcy Law in Indiana (Interview Part 1 of 3)

The official bankruptcy forms changed as of December 1, 2015, which will impact pro se debtors filing Voluntary Petitions. Mistakes made by pro se debtors include handling of tax refunds and submission of the document production form. Indiana bankruptcy exemption limitations have also changed. Editor: We recently discussed the changes in the bankruptcy laws with […]

Bankruptcy Strategy for Client with Chronic Medical Condition and No Health Insurance

A remedy is available for a man without medical insurance who has a serious medical condition that prevents him working. Many people with medical conditions seek debt relief through a Chapter 13 bankruptcy plan, with the option of converting that to a Chapter 7 bankruptcy later, if medical bills become overwhelming while the plan is […]

Foreclosure, Second Mortgage, and Bankruptcy

When foreclosure of a house is a threat, many homeowners seek debt relief through bankruptcy. A fairly common theme in this type of situation is the presence of a second mortgage. Another common aspect in this scenario is that homeowners are unaware of the second mortgage on their home. How does this happen? We recently […]

Auto Loans and Bankruptcy: How to Avoid Repossession of Your Vehicle

Are you behind in your monthly car or truck payments to the point where you are unable to satisfy your bank or financial institution and they’ve placed the loan in default? If you answered “Yes,” there may be a way out of your tough situation. If you’re having financial troubles and are desperate to avoid […]

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