Category Archives for "General Bankruptcy"

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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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 01

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

Blog , Chapter 11 Bankruptcy , General Bankruptcy

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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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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Mar 17

Utility Moratorium

Blog , Chapter 128 , General Bankruptcy

  April 15th is an important time of year.  Income taxes are due by April 15th.  Leonardo Da Vinci was born on April 15th.  But the reason we want to bring this to your attention is because April 15th was the last date of the energy shutoff moratorium in Wisconsin. As long as you have […]

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Mar 17

What Do I Do If My Business Has Financial Problems

Blog , Business Debt , Chapter 12 Bankruptcy , Chapter 13 Bankruptcy , Declaring Bankruptcy , Financial Problems , General Bankruptcy

One of the least asked questions startup entrepreneurs ask themselves is, “What will I do if the business has financial problems?”  There are lots of seminars and courses that talk about business plans, marketing, operations, and accounts receivable management, but rarely do these seminars or courses address how the entrepreneur should deal with financial difficulties.  […]

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