Category Archives for "Chapter 7 Bankruptcy"

Oct 10

Should I Get a Credit Card After My Bankruptcy?

Blog , Chapter 11 Bankruptcy , Chapter 12 Bankruptcy , Chapter 13 Bankruptcy , Chapter 7 Bankruptcy , Credit & Credit Scores , General Bankruptcy

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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Sep 21

If I find employment prior to filing bankruptcy, or after I file bankruptcy, will this pose a problem?

Blog , Chapter 11 Bankruptcy , Chapter 13 Bankruptcy , Chapter 7 Bankruptcy , Employment in Bankruptcy , General Bankruptcy

No. We want our clients to be able to earn as much as possible and part of our job is to make sure any income you have is protected. The amount of income can affect your case, depending on the chapter you are filing under and the amount you are earning. In Chapter 7 consumer […]

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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 21

My Land Contract was Foreclosed: Can I Save My Property?

Blog , Chapter 11 Bankruptcy , Chapter 7 Bankruptcy , Foreclosure , General Bankruptcy

My land contract was foreclosed and the redemption period has ended. Can I still save my property? Land contracts are widely used in Wisconsin and provide the seller (usually called the “Vendor”) with various remedies if the Buyer (usually called the “Vendee”) defaults. The remedy most frequently resorted to is strict foreclosure.  In that type […]

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May 25

Are preference claims dischargeable in bankruptcy?

Blog , Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Are preference claims dischargeable in bankruptcy? Within the past week, two different people, a lawyer and a client, have asked whether filing bankruptcy will discharge the claim of a bankruptcy trustee for recovery of a preference.  The answer is yes. One of the powers a bankruptcy trustee has is to recover preferences.  Preferences are payments […]

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