Tag: bankruptcy


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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06

Jul 2011

Short Sale? Debt Consolidation? Just File Bankruptcy Already!

Short Sale.  Debt Consolidation.  Many times the decision to file bankruptcy is the better option. I just got off the phone with a client who retained my services 2 years ago to file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy.  They never actually filed.  Now, they have an offer on a short sale and have hired a debt consolidation company. He and his Wife make a good income (just...

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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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24

Jun 2011

After Filing Bankruptcy, Chapter 13, Do I Still Pay My Bills?

Recently, during a free evaluation, I was asked by a potential client if he had to make payments on his bills when filing Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 specifically.   First, I had to determine what he meant by “Bills”.  Bills go by many different names, there are bills that you pay for on going service, like utilities, cable, cell phones, and then there are other debts, like...

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22

Jun 2011

Should I Do a Short Sale After I File Bankruptcy?

In previous posts I’ve discussed the differences between a Short Sale and filing bankruptcy and if one is preferable over the other. However, many of my clients who own real estate and have gone through the bankruptcy process have a different question: Is it necessary, or should I do a short sale after I file Chapter 7 bankruptcy or surrendered my property through a Chapter 13...

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