Tag: file bankruptcy


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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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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