The 5 Most Common Types of Bankruptcy

June 27th, 2023 by

Bankruptcy can be a valuable tool for individuals and businesses looking to get out from under insurmountable debt to get a fresh start. The Bankruptcy Code consists of five distinct types of bankruptcy for individuals and businesses for debts owed in the United States (the sixth, Chapter 9, is only available to municipalities to reorganize […]

Can Bankruptcy Stop My Car Repossession?

February 20th, 2023 by

If you are behind on your car payments and facing repossession, filing for bankruptcy can help.  Filing for bankruptcy will generate an automatic stay, which will stop creditors (at least temporarily) from repossessing the vehicle. Depending on which Chapter of the bankruptcy laws you file under, your options to keep the vehicle will vary.  Chapter 7 […]

What If I File a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and Can’t Make the Payments?

February 7th, 2023 by

A chapter 13 bankruptcy is a reorganization bankruptcy in which the debtor’s goal is the entry of an order confirming their proposed chapter 13 plan. Once the plan is confirmed then the debtor makes payments pursuant to the plan for typically 36 to 60 months. When the plan payments have been completed then the court […]

What are the Chapter 13 First Meeting of Creditors and the Confirmation Hearing?

February 1st, 2023 by

Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases differ from Chapter 7 bankruptcies in many ways.  While both have a mandatory Meeting of Creditors as required by 11 U.S.C. Section 341 (a.k.a.-The 341 Hearing), Chapter 13 cases will also have a SECOND hearing early in the case, called the “Confirmation Hearing”. The term “341 Meeting of Creditors” is a […]