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Keeping Your Car Through Bankruptcy – Good Idea, or Budget Buster?

My clients who are looking at bankruptcy as a way to get out of debt worry about their car. Is it a good idea to get rid of it in favor of a less expensive vehicle? Will either the court or their car lender force them to surrender the vehicle? Cities such as New York,

By |October 15th, 2015|

Use This Simple Bankruptcy Trick To Slash Your Car Payments

People file for bankruptcy protection for a number of reasons: overdue credit card debts, tax obligations, mortgage issues, and more. One benefit of filing for bankruptcy is the ability to modify the terms of your car loan and pay it off through a court ordered repayment plan. If you've got a car and want to

By |October 7th, 2015|

Why This Successful Business Owner Filed For Bankruptcy

For some people, filing for bankruptcy comes only when the money is gone and they've got no ability to repay their debts. But for one entrepreneur and his wife, filing  their Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition was a way to keep things going and ensure that everyone got paid. Craig Walker and his wife, Susan, filed for

By |August 26th, 2015|

California Woman Wipes Out School Debt in Bankruptcy

Sometimes the most important question about discharging student loans in bankruptcy can be as small as whether you received the check. That's what Tarra Christoff found when she filed for bankruptcy in Northern California. In 2002, Tarra Christoff applied to Center for Transformative Learning at Meridian University, a private university in California, with the goal

By |August 24th, 2015|

Is It Smart to Use Bankruptcy to Buy Time on Student Loan Payments?

If you're in debt up to your eyeballs, you look to the bankruptcy laws to help you dig out of the hole and start over. That, after all, is what the law's designed to do - give you another opportunity to put yourself in a better financial position. But if your debts include student loans,

By |August 3rd, 2015|

Texas Court Rules Against Borrower In Student Loan Bankruptcy Discharge Case

Just because you list a student loan debt on your bankruptcy case doesn't mean it's wiped out once the case is over. You need to take additional action - but before that, you need to do your homework. Once upon a time, student loans were dischargeable in bankruptcy court. As the years went by, more

By |May 28th, 2015|