201510.20
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Can I Pay My Bankruptcy Filing Fee in Installments?

Installment Plan for Bankruptcy Filing Fee When you filing bankruptcy, you have to pay a filing fee of $335 for Chapter 7 or $310 for Chapter 13.  In a Chapter 7 you can request to pay the filing fee in installments. If you cannot afford to pay the full bankruptcy filing fee fee, you may…

201510.19
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Will the Court Waive My Bankruptcy Filing Fee?

Waiving the Bankruptcy Filing Fee in Orange County and the Central District of California When you file bankruptcy you have to pay a filing fee.  As of October 19, 2015 the Chapter 7 filing fee is $335 and the Chapter 13 filing fee is $310. According to the Central District Bankruptcy Court, “In a chapter…

201510.15
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Preferential Payments in Bankruptcy

Adversary Proceedings due to Preferential Transfers in Bankruptcy An adversary proceeding is a separate proceeding or lawsuit brought within a bankruptcy case.  It is like have a court case within the bankruptcy case.  Like a civil lawsuit, the adversary proceeding begins with the filing of a formal complaint and formal service of process (service of the documents)…

201510.15
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Fraudulent Transfers in Bankruptcy

Adversary Proceedings due to Fraudulent Transfers in Bankruptcy An adversary proceeding is a lawsuit brought in connection with a bankruptcy case. It is essentially an entire civil lawsuit tried under the bankruptcy court. Like a civil lawsuit, it begins with the filing of a formal complaint and formal service of process (service of the documents)…

201510.14
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Your Best Efforts Is Required in a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

How is my monthly Chapter 13 Plan Payment? Your monthly plan payment is will be calculated by determining what your creditors would receive if you use your “best efforts” to paying them back.  This means that the court will look at the amount of assets or equity you have, your actual budget and/or your income…

201510.14
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Can I Keep Jewelry in Bankruptcy?

Can I keep my Jewelry if I file for Bankruptcy in Orange County or Riverside, California? Using California Bankruptcy Exemptions to Keep Jewelry in Chapter 7 Many people tend to call Chapter 7 Bankruptcy liquidation.  They call it liquidation because the Bankruptcy Trustee will sell your assets to pay your creditors.  However, in most bankruptcy…

201510.13
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Renting and Leasing Apartments after Bankruptcy

Can I rent or lease an apartment during or after bankruptcy? There are many reasons that cause people to have to file for bankruptcy.  On the other hand there are a number of reasons why people do not file bankruptcy.  However, the ability to rent or lease an apartment after filing bankruptcy should not be…

201510.13
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Bankruptcy Court Hearing | 341 Meeting of Creditors

What Questions Will I be Asked at the 341 Hearing? Every person who files for bankruptcy has a number of required tasks that must be completed prior to receiving a discharge of their debt.  Once of those things are attending the 341 hearing or also referred to as the “Meeting of Creditors.”  The 341 hearing…

201508.18
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Bankruptcy | The Truth

Things You Should Know When Deciding to File for Bankruptcy I have been a bankruptcy attorney for nearly 6 years now and have handled over 1000 cases.  I started out working for the largest bankruptcy firm in the nation.  Although that firm is now in its own bankruptcy, it taught me something that I have…

201507.07
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Discharging Taxes and the Two Year Rule explained

Taxes in Bankruptcy and the Two Year Rule There is a common misconception that taxes cannot be discharged in bankruptcy.  However, if you owe taxes and plan on filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you should ask at least three questions with regards to your tax debt.  Depending on the answers to the questions, the tax…