Chapter 7 Bankruptcy


16

Jan 2017

The Impact of Social Media on Your Bankruptcy Case

The most important thing to remember if you plan to file for bankruptcy is don’t hide any assets. Even an honest mistake can delay or compromise your bankruptcy case. An experienced Orlando bankruptcy lawyer can help make sure you make all necessary disclosures to the court wherein you do not end up inadvertently hiding anything the law considers to be of value. After you file...

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14

Dec 2016

What Property Do I Give Up in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

In a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, a debtor’s assets must be turned over to a court-appointed trustee. Certain assets are exempt under Florida law, including up to $1,000 of equity in a motor vehicle and a $4,000 “wildcard” exemption that may be used for any property if the debtor does not claim a homestead exemption for their residence. An experienced Orlando bankruptcy lawyer can advise you...

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12

Dec 2016

Keeping Your House in and Orlando Bankruptcy

If you are worried about losing your home, an Orlando bankruptcy lawyer may be able to help. Florida actually makes it easier than most states to protect your homes from creditors or a bankruptcy court. Under the Florida Constitution, a person’s entire “homestead” is exempt from “forced sale” or judgment, subject to certain size restrictions. If the homestead is located in a city, the exemption...

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27

Jan 2013

Casey Anthony Files Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: What You Can Learn From It

From time to time a famous, or infamous, public figure files for bankruptcy protection and makes news headlines everywhere. Last Friday, Casey Anthony filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Tampa: If you are having trouble viewing this, please click here. Rather than focus on the sensational aspect of the filing and Ms. Anthony’s other notable experience with the legal system, I’m going to take a look...

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05

Jul 2011

Filing Bankruptcy? Don’t Let Facebook Get You in Trouble!

I spent some of my July 4th weekend reading other bankruptcy blogs.  I know, exciting, right? One post I found very interesting, was on Jonathan Ginsberg‘s blog and dealt with how Facebook is changing the practice of law.  Jonathan is an Atlanta bankruptcy lawyer. In previous posts I have explained the requirement that a debtor must disclose all of his or her assets in the...

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20

Jun 2011

Are Foreclosure Filings Really Down?

Across Florida, and the nation for that matter, there have been a number of stories recently in the news reporting that foreclosure filings have been down for the last 8 months. This is a little misleading and is not at all cause for celebration. There is a specific reason why filings are down, and it is not because people are suddenly able to make their...

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16

Jun 2011

How Does an Orlando Bankruptcy Lawyer Get Paid?

“As an Orlando bankruptcy lawyer, how do you get paid by your clients?”  This is one of the questions I get from my friends and colleagues.  Actually, some of my clients ask this as well, as you might imagine.  The question is one that I asked myself when I first began working as an Orlando bankruptcy lawyer 11 years ago. Orlando bankruptcy attorneys will accept payments in...

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