Although bankruptcy can give you a fresh financial start, it’s important to understand what types of debt you can and cannot discharge. Filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy can help you regain your financial footing as long as most or all of your debt is dischargeable. Some examples of dischargeable debt are: Credit Card Debt Credit card
Chapter 7 bankruptcy, also called “straight bankruptcy,” is the most common type of bankruptcy proceeding because it allows you to discharge most debts, meaning that you are no longer responsible for paying them off. Filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy is often the fastest way to get out from under a debt you can’t to pay. However not
When the creditor who harassed you claims in Bankruptcy Court he didn’t mean to violate the automatic stay, the Bankruptcy Judge will side with you and award damges.
Soon after you file bankruptcy, you should expect new bills and phone calls from creditors to stop. Sometimes they don’t. Why? They hope you’ll pay them anyway…without consulting your attorney, and sometimes people in bankruptcy do this. Remember, once you file your petition, the court imposes an “automatic stay” against creditors. It stops all collection
You may have recently heard news about the Credit CARD Reform Act of 2009. It just went into effect on February 22, 2010 and is intended to provide various protections to consumers to combat the wily tricks of the credit card companies. Here’s a great cartoon video (which I saw posted on the Center for
The New York Times had a great February 11 article in its Real Estate section (“Mediating in Slow Motion“) that highlights the challenges of fighting foreclosure in Connecticut. The article features my clients and does a great job of examining the effectiveness (and lack of effectiveness) of Connecticut’s foreclosure mediation program. (Appropriate commentary from BAPCPA
As discussed in a previous post on this blog, most Connecticut residents who file for bankruptcy do not actually need to go to the Bankruptcy Court and appear before a Bankruptcy Judge. Instead, the only in-person interaction with bankruptcy officials comes at your 341 Meeting of Creditors when you meet with the trustee for your
Most Connecticut residents who file for bankruptcy do not have to go to the Bankruptcy Court in Connecticut. That’s because most bankruptcy cases are filed electronically in Connecticut and in the rest of the United States. But don’t you have to go somewhere official if you file for bankruptcy? YES. You have to go to