November 14, 2012

The Trustee in Chapter 7

In bankruptcy you hear a lot about "the trustee." What does this person do, in a "straight" Chapter 7 case, and in an "adjustment of debts" Chapter 13 one?
November 27, 2012

When Chapter 7s Are Not So Simple

The goal of most Chapter 7 cases is to get in and get out—file the petition, go to a simple 10-minute hearing with your attorney a […]
November 29, 2012

In a Chapter 7 Case, “The Only Thing We Have to Fear is Fear Itself”

There’s a lot you can do to help make your “straight bankruptcy” Chapter 7 a straightforward one, but one thing you can’t control is your creditors’ […]
December 4, 2012

Stepping Over the “Means Test” Hurdle Without Breaking Your Stride

Are you among the large majority of people whose income easily qualifies them for Chapter 7 “straight bankruptcy”? You can find out right here and now. […]
December 5, 2012

Married Couples’ Protection from the IRS under Chapter 7 and Chapter 13

Filing bankruptcy with or without your spouse, and under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, may affect what protections you each receive.