Obamacare and Bankruptcy Filings

Admin on April 18, 2018 Posted in Bankruptcy Law, Blog

The Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, sparked and continues to spark debate. Its controversial passing and subsequent legal action triggered conversations between scholars and laymen alike. One fact about Obamacare is that it tracks a downward push of bankruptcy filings. The question becomes whether Obamacare is causal with respect to the slide in […]

Bankruptcy and Your Credit Score

Admin on April 11, 2018 Posted in Bankruptcy Law, Blog, General Bankruptcy

Social research seems to point to a trend wherein people are reticent to file for bankruptcy or utilize social welfare programs. At the same time, with the emergence of the importance of maintaining a good credit score, this trend continues. The trend over the last several years has been moving away from social welfare programs […]

Discharge Injunction Violation

Admin on March 8, 2018 Posted in Bankruptcy Law, Blog

Perhaps you are a consumer who is facing mountains of debt. The debt load does not allow you to rest. You cannot eat, sleep, or perform normally routine activities because you are overwhelmed by debt. Some days you prefer to just stay in your bed because of the debt. You borrowed money from everyone you […]

Adequate Protection

Admin on December 24, 2017 Posted in Bankruptcy Law, Blog

The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides: “No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war […]

Reaffirmation Agreement

Admin on November 17, 2017 Posted in Bankruptcy Law, Blog, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

There are features of Chapter 7 bankruptcy and Chapter 13 bankruptcy that are similar and some that are quite different. A significant similarity is the automatic stay under Section 362 of the United States Bankruptcy Code, or Code, wherein a bankruptcy filing stays, or stops, creditors from taking collection action against the debtor. When this […]

Chapter 12 Bankruptcy

Admin on November 3, 2017 Posted in Bankruptcy Law, Blog, Communities Served

America has a long history of people working the land. In the 1939 book “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck portrays the Joads, a family living in the dustbowl in Oklahoma during the Great Depression. To get away from the rampant destitution in their home town, they decide to travel to California in search […]

Medical Bankruptcy

Admin on July 5, 2017 Posted in Bankruptcy Law, Blog

Consumers face debt for numerous reasons. Debt can be due to loss of income, decrease in income, disaster, unchecked spending, and more. A significant source of debt is due to medical bills, often caused by weak or no insurance coverage. Some individuals with serious and exploratory conditions may seek alternative treatment that is not covered […]

Foreign Nationals Filing for Bankruptcy

Admin on June 19, 2017 Posted in Bankruptcy Law, Blog

Internationally, many people view the United States of America as the land of opportunity, where anyone has the chance to obtain wealth. Many immigrants have come to these shores with nothing but the clothes on their backs and have succeeded at achieving the American dream. Millions of illegal immigrants have come to this country, as […]

Bankruptcy Set-off

Admin on May 18, 2017 Posted in Bankruptcy Law, Blog

The United States bankruptcy code provides the honest debtor with the ability to attain a fresh start. Provided that a debtor meets all applicable rules and standards of bankruptcy, he or she can first stop collections through the automatic stay and upon completion of the bankruptcy process, be discharged of debts owed. The automatic stay […]

The Intersection of Family and Bankruptcy Law

Admin on May 6, 2017 Posted in Bankruptcy Law, Blog

The devastating effects of divorce often intersect with bankruptcy law. Couples who reside together share certain costs, like housing, food, bills, and more. When people split and go their separate ways, such expenses are not shared, leading to an increase cost of living expenses. This increase intensifies financial stress, wherein the parties have increased living […]