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Asset Search services are one of those areas that most people know little about until they need them. For years personal injury attorneys have conducted asset searches to satisfy their due diligence in determining the nature...more
Debtor's counsel successfully defeated this summary judgment motion brought forth by Bank of America, N.A. and a successive motion in this case. A pretrial conference is scheduled for May 23, 2013.
The findings of fact...more
Litigants in divorce cases are required to file extensive financial documentation. If that litigant has filed or later files bankruptcy, a second set of financial documents must be filed with the bankruptcy court.
Former football star Warren Sapp is seeking a reduction of the $2,500 per month he shells out in child support for one of his children.
Sapp, who made over $82 million in his career as a defensive lineman for the Tampa...more
Sometimes financial problems are stress factors that lead to divorce. And, people who decide to divorce often consider bankruptcy as well. So, while divorce and bankruptcy may go hand in hand, it is important to realize that...more
Attorney James R. Andrews II is the host of Legal Sense with James Andrews. James was born in East Orange, New Jersey. He graduated from high school in Whippany, New Jersey and then attended the University of Virginia where...more
New means test figures make it more difficult to qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy....more
We recently obtained a judgment discharging more than $57,000.00 in student loans on behalf of our clients through a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Adversary Proceeding. The conclusions of law are timely for future cases. A medical...more
A recent HBO documentary details the impact of the "Great Recession" on Long Island residents....more
Imagine this scenario: You represent a spouse in a divorce proceeding in which the couple has co-owned credit card debt. Your client never made a single purchase in connection with that credit card. After the divorce is...more
Bankruptcy can be filed by one spouse without the other. If your spouse files for bankruptcy, it does not automatically bring you into bankruptcy. Similarly, the bankruptcy of a spouse doesn’t give you the protection of...more
In a June 28, 2012 Report to Congress, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the CFPB or the Bureau) published its study of reverse mortgage transactions. This study was required by Section 1076 of the Dodd-Frank Wall...more
A Florida man almost escaped $180,000 in past-due child support when his ex-wife and the state didn’t bother to claim the debt during his bankruptcy proceedings, but a federal court has affirmed that he still owes the money...more
One of the non-dischargeable debts according to the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) 2005 is any form of alimony and child support. These expenses take priority over other debts including...more
Bankruptcy and divorce often coincide. The common question arises: When is the best time to file bankruptcy, before or after the divorce? Filing bankruptcy before divorce is almost always the recommended path. ...more
If you are a married couple thinking of filing a bankruptcy petition, there are some considerations you should bear in mind before doing so. You may opt either to file a petition jointly as a couple or separately as...more
The simple answer is no. Only one spouse has to file for personal bankruptcy. However, there are a number of qualifications to this rule. First, if you are considering filing bankruptcy alone in order to conceal the high...more
Bankruptcy and divorce are often contemplated at about the same time. Here's the short version of answers to common questions involving bankruptcy and divorce.
• Will bankruptcy get rid of my spousal support debts?
If you are paying child support and considering filing bankruptcy, you may be wondering how bankruptcy will affect your ability to make payments. Alternatively, if you are receiving child support from someone who is about to...more
One of the most potentially difficult steps to take in anyone’s financial world is to file for bankruptcy. If this difficult but crucial step is coupled with the pain of divorce it can be even more unnerving and...more
When you get married, you agree to share your life with your new spouse, in sickness and health, for richer and poorer— but what about bankruptcy? When one spouse files for bankruptcy, does that mean the whole...more
A look at how Divorce and Bankruptcy interplay with each other. First published http://mankatolawblog.com/2012/01/31/divorce-and-bankruptcy-minnesota-law/
by Rosengren Kohlmeyer, Law Office Chtd.
In the bankruptcy world (yes, there is such a place!) the term “fresh start“ is mentioned so often that it can become cliche. However, when you can get past the initial feelings you may have about bankruptcy, the end result...more
Most people that will read this article have had the unpleasant experience of receiving a knock at the door only to get served with a lawsuit. After the shock subsides as to what just happened, you look at the paperwork and...more
Equity. It is usually your friend. If you are in bankruptcy, it can be an issue. Simply put, equity is what you actually “own” in your property. For instance, if you have a car that is worth $10,000 and you still owe $6,000...more
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