April 5, 2012

What NOT to do after filing a bankruptcy case

Celebrity bankruptcies can teach you about your own bankruptcy about as much as celebrities’ lives can teach you about your life. Not much. But the bankruptcy […]
April 24, 2012

Who Is the “Bankruptcy Trustee” and How Can He or She Help or Hurt Me?

The three kinds of trustees in consumer bankruptcy have tremendous power over you. So it’s important to know what they do, and how to stay in […]
May 3, 2012

The U. S. Trustee–The Behind-the-Scenes Bankruptcy Administrator and Hope-You-Never-Meet Enforcer

I know who my bankruptcy trustee is, but now who is the ”U. S. Trustee”? You’re about to file a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 case. […]
May 17, 2012

Can Non-Citizens File Bankruptcy?

The answer is simple: Yes. The Bankruptcy Code does not limit who may file based on citizenship status. It states that “only a person that resides […]
May 22, 2012

Do Non-Citizen Debtors Get All the Benefits of Filing Bankruptcy?

In a blog last week I said that non-citizens—legal or not—can file bankruptcy. All they need is appropriate identification. But that begs two questions: 1) Would […]