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Jul 2016

Beware of Student Loan “Debt Relief” Scams Targeting Florida Students

Many Florida residents are currently facing an uphill battle to repay their student loan debt. Unbeknownst to many, scammers are preying on these residents and their desperate situation. In recent years, a number of Florida residents have fallen victim to “debt relief” schemes that make false promises regarding forgiveness of student loan debts, and federal and state officials are now cracking down on these scams. If...

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11

May 2016

IBR/ICR and Defense to Repayment Approaches to Handling Student Loan Debt

The National Center for Education Statistics reports that the average cost of a four-year university in the United States, including tuition, room, and board is more than $23,800 per school year. As most undergraduates do not have this cash on hand, it is no surprise that many take out student loans to pay for education expenses. While loan repayment does not begin until the student...

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28

Apr 2016

Can Florida Students Have Their Student Loans Forgiven in Bankruptcy?

As another school year winds down, those students graduating from college or graduate school are set to face a new challenge – paying back their student loans. For some Florida students, student loans can represent a serious financial hardship: The thousands upon thousands of dollars in federal and private loans these students accumulated coupled with a difficult job market and low entry-level wages can mean...

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15

Oct 2012

Keeping Tax Refunds in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

I know you’re planning on using your tax refund to pay your property tax bill this year. Problem is, you filed a Chapter 13 bankruptcy last year in Orlando and there’s this nagging thought in the back of your head that your bankruptcy lawyer said something about not using the refund until you talk to him.   SOME BACKGROUND… Debtors who file Chapter 13 bankruptcy...

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12

Oct 2012

Filing Bankruptcy and Your Pay Stubs

I’ve been representing people filing bankruptcy long enough to remember the pre 2005 days before BAPCPA changed the face of the practice forever.  It was relatively simple back then to prepare a bankruptcy petition for a client.  That’s not so much the case anymore, although now, 8 years removed from the “new law”, I can’t see doing it any other way.   What I’m talking...

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09

Oct 2012

Can I Keep My Tax Refund if I File Bankruptcy?

The answer to whether you can keep a tax refund when filing bankruptcy really depends on whether you file a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy and how much the refund is. This post will deal with tax refunds in a Chapter 7 case.  Check back later for a discussion of refunds in Chapter 13. Keeping a Tax Refund in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy A tax...

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09

Nov 2011

Put Your Student Loans On Vacation in Chapter 13

By filing a Chapter 13 bankruptcy she can put off having to pay her student loans for up to 5 years. During that time, on her current income, she would only have to make about a $75/month Chapter 13 Trustee payment. Yes, she would have to file bankruptcy, and that sucks. But...



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