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Chapter 13 and Recent Tax Debt

We have discussed the utilization of bankruptcy to manage tax debt in past articles. It is widely known that a bankruptcy cannot provide a discharge for tax debt more recent than 3 years old. For recent tax debt, Chapter 13 may be the only solution. A Chapter 13 bankruptcy can place your tax debt with Continue Reading

Can You File Chapter 13 Bankruptcy with High Income and Assets?

Are you still under the impression that if you have income and assets, bankruptcy is not available as a debt solution to you? Well, think again. As you can see here in an article about Nicole Eggert’s bankruptcy filing http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2014/01/nicole-eggert-files-for-bankruptcy/, she has over 15k in income per month and has total assets of over $1 Continue Reading

Is Student Loan Debt Really Not Eligible for Discharge in Bankruptcy?

Student loan debt is a weight on the shoulders of many Americans. Our client base in Southern California regularly asks us whether or not we are able to help with student loan debt in bankruptcy. There are mixed messages out there on various websites, and most people are under the impression that student loan debt Continue Reading

Is your home still underwater due to a HELOC?

Bankruptcy is a HELOC Solution Did you know you can file a lien avoidance motion (lien strip motion) in a bankruptcy to remove a Home Equity Line of Credit or HELOC (Also known as 2nd mortgage, 2nd home loan, line of credit, junior lien, junior loan)? If your house is underwater due to a HELOC, Continue Reading

What Happens After Bankruptcy?

The most common concern when filing bankruptcy is facing the consequences of filing. Many are concerned about the credit impact in the future. A bankruptcy is recorded on your credit report and will remain on your credit report for 10 years unless you are able to manipulate the credit bureaus to remove the bankruptcy. In Continue Reading

How Bankruptcy Affects Your Credit

One of the most common questions we are asked here at Bankruptcy Law Professionals is about how the bankruptcy will impact your credit. Over years and years of experience, we can confidently state that in most of our bankruptcy client cases, the overwhelming long term result is an IMPROVEMENT of credit score. You read that Continue Reading

Co-Signer and Bankruptcy

How does a bankruptcy impact a debt if the debt has been co-signed by a 2nd party? In this article, we will explore different scenarios in which a co-signer is involved in debt in the context of bankruptcy. When one person files for bankruptcy, the liability on the debt is essentially removed after the bankruptcy Continue Reading

Can I Stop Paying My Credit Cards While I am in Bankruptcy?

Credit card debt is a common part of life in domestic households. We use credit cards to pay for things that we should be able to pay for over time if everything in your financial life goes in its expected direction. A financial emergency is what may throw your credit card debt management plan into Continue Reading

How to Pay for Bankruptcy Services on a Low Budget

Filing for bankruptcy can sometimes be an additional financial problem on top of the debts that you already need to include in a bankruptcy. With many law firms charging upwards of $2000 or more for bankruptcy services, it may be difficult for some people to come up with the funds to file for bankruptcy if Continue Reading

2nd Mortgage Charged-Off

What does it mean if a 2nd mortgage on real estate is “charged-off”? If you had a Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC) on your home or if you had a purchase money 2nd loan that was not paid, some banks will charge-off the debt. This designation can be seen on a credit report Continue Reading