Monthly Archives: November 2009

How to choose which debts to list in your bankruptcy papers

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Which debts should you put in the bankruptcy and which ones should you leave out?
Answer: You are required to list all of your debts in your bankruptcy papers! It is a common notion that you are allowed to keep some debts out of your bankruptcy by not listing them […]

How to recognize an abusive bankruptcy filing

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What is an abusive bankruptcy filing? When does a bankruptcy court consider a debtor’s Chapter 7 filing to be an abuse of the bankruptcy process?
A bankruptcy court will look at whether the person filing the bankruptcy acted in bad faith and at the entire circumstances surrounding the debtor’s financial situation.
A […]

Getting to know your NJ bankruptcy lawyer

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This post may not be about bankruptcy, but you can call your time spent reading this post “getting to know your New Jersey bankruptcy lawyer.”
So anyway, I just had a pretty cool experience – an old teacher of mine from high school connected with me on Facebook. Haven’t seen him since high […]

How I work with clients

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How do I work with clients on consumer bankruptcy cases? I like to take a personalized approach. It depends on the client. Some people like to meet more often with their bankruptcy attorneys than others. I do my best to accommodate this.
But others just don’t have the time for […]

Would you like to repay Aunt Sally before filing bankruptcy? Read this first.

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The whole issue of whether you should repay someone to whom you owe money before you actually file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy is more complex than it looks at first glance. I introduced the issue in a previous post about repaying debts before bankruptcy, but there is a lot of detail here […]