Debts in bankruptcy and how they’re treated

The most practical questions you likely have if you are considering bankruptcy is what it will do to each of your debts.

Pre-Bankruptcy Tax Strategies

Get the maximum benefit from your bankruptcy against your taxes by following these sophisticated strategies.

Do you need a bankruptcy attorney?

Are you thinking that you might need to file for bankruptcy but you can’t afford an attorney?  If so, I urge you to consider talking to one or more attorneys anyway.  This is because filing for bankruptcy without an attorney can be hazardous – there are services out there that will take advantage of you by […]

How to keep an income tax refund in your Chapter 7 bankruptcy

Can you keep your tax refund if you file a Chapter 7 case? It’s mostly a matter of timing.

Can a Chapter 7 save your business?

Chapter 13 can be a great way to keep certain small businesses afloat, but how about Chapter 7? Can it ever be a simpler and cheaper way to do so?

How bankruptcy can help save your small business

Bankruptcy isn’t just for cleaning up after the death of a business. It can keep your business alive.

How to stop using your credit card for holiday gift-giving

Especially if you’re thinking about filing bankruptcy, resist the urge to rack up a big credit card bill for Christmas and other holiday gifts.

Student loan borrowers may see a little relief

Starting in 2012, about 1.6 million student loan borrowers will be able to make smaller monthly payments, and make less of these payments before the remaining balances are forgiven.

Bankruptcy filing fees will increase Nov. 1, 2011

Anyone considering filing bankruptcy should be aware that court filing fees are increasing on Nov. 1, 2011.  While it is not a large fee increase for filing a Chapter 7 or a 13, it is notable for being the first increase in a long time.  A disclosure form containing general information about the different chapters […]

Slight median income changes coming Nov. 1

It will be just a little bit easier or a little bit harder to qualify to file a Chapter 7 “straight bankruptcy” as of November 1, 2011.