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Converting Your Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Case to Chapter 7

Individuals who file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy sometimes find themselves unable to afford funding their Chapter 13 case.  Luckily, the bankruptcy laws were designed to anticipate this scenario and Congress realized that unexpected emergencies such as unforeseen bills, illness, and loss of employment happen. At this time of year in particular, we often see a […]

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How Do You Deal with Timeshares in Bankruptcy?

What Type of Property Right is a Timeshare Exactly? Time-sharing is an innovative form of property “ownership” borroweol from the computer industry. As the name implies, it is a method of creating multi- ple interests in a single piece of property by temporally dividing its use among as many as fifty purchasers. Each purchaser acquires […]

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Can You Get Rid of Government Fines in Bankruptcy Cases?

Whether you can discharge a fine in bankruptcy will depend on why you were assessed the fine to begin with.  The general rule with respect to fines and court costs in criminal cases is that fines issued as punishment for the crime are not dischargeable in either a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. This includes […]

The Truth About Student Loans and Getting Rid of them in Bankruptcy

Most consumers facing bankruptcy also have student loans. With so much misinformation online on this topic, we cover the REAL facts about discharging student loans in bankruptcy. Under the current law, there are very few instances in which a debtor can use bankruptcy to discharge their student loans. It is also important to understand that it […]

How to Decide Which Chapter of Bankruptcy to File: Chapter 7 or Chapter 13?

Once you’ve decided that bankruptcy is the right solution for your financial situation, you will need to decide which type of bankruptcy is most beneficial. While there are many different “flavors” of bankruptcy available, the two chapters that apply to most consumers are Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. Choosing the Right Type of Bankruptcy In […]

The Bankruptcy Process: What to Expect When you File Bankruptcy

Making the decision to file for bankruptcy can be daunting. Once you decide that bankruptcy is the right choice for you make sure that you understand the process from start to finish. When filing for bankruptcy, there are a number of steps to take in order for your petition to be approved: 1. Your Financial […]

Title Pawn Loans in Bankruptcy: How Are they Treated?

A title pawn is a transaction where the title to a vehicle is transferred to a pawnbroker in exchange for a loan. The transfer is subject to the borrower’s right to “redeem” the title. Under the Georgia Code, the transaction is treated as a sale with a qualified right of redemption. These terms are set […]

Lien Stripping in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Lien Stripping in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Chapter 13 provides the very powerful tool of “lien stripping”, or removing second mortgages and home equity lines from a home. Chapter 13 bankruptcy allows such second mortgage loans to be stripped from a debtor’s principal residence if that second lien is found by the Court to have become […]

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