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Oct 10

Should I Get a Credit Card After My Bankruptcy?

Blog , FAQ

Yes, probably. Credit reporting agencies, like TransUnion, advise us that it is good to have a credit card, even a secured card, even if you do not use it. Doing so will increase your credit score. Having a credit card is also important if you are traveling or are anywhere without case. Do not get […]

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Oct 03

Must I Report Money Used From Minor Children’s Accounts?

Blog , FAQ

Question: I will be filing bankruptcy and am preparing my schedules.  As my financial problems have worsened, I have used money from my minor children’s savings accounts. Do I have to say anything about this? Answer: Yes. The money you have “borrowed” from your children should be disclosed as a debt you owe. Besides paying […]

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Sep 28

Vehicle Deductions for Means Test

Blog , General Bankruptcy

A potential client contacted me for a second opinion regarding her eligibility to obtain a Chapter 7 discharge. Her income was high enough to create an issue under what is known as the means test. The means test is a mathematical calculation based on a debtor’s income for the six full calendar months prior to […]

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Aug 10

How Debtors and Creditors Use Proofs of Claim in a Bankruptcy Case

Blog , Chapter 7 Bankruptcy , Client Service , General Bankruptcy

One of the purposes of bankruptcy is to provide creditors with distributions (made up of the debtor’s assets or income). Creditors must file proofs of claim to receive their share of the distributions. Surprisingly, many creditors do not file proofs of claim, thereby foregoing their shares of the distributions. How Proofs of Claim Work In […]

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Aug 01

Will I Be Liable for the Debts of a Business That I Inherit?

Blog , FAQ

Generally, no. Depending upon how the business is organized, you will likely inherit one of the following: Corporation                                         Stock Limited Liability Company              Membership Interest Sole Proprietorship                            Assets With a corporation or LLC, what you really are inheriting is the net worth of the business. With a sole proprietorship, you inherit both the business and its assets. For […]

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