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Five Things To Know About The CARES Act In Order to Protect Your Home During The Covid-19 Crisis
Post On May 27, 2020

The CARES Act provides some relief for homeowners. Here are the top 5 things you must know about the CARES Act as it relates to your mortgage. The CARES Act only applies to federally backed mortgages A federally backed mortgage is a mortgage that is guaranteed by FHA, VA, or the USDA, or that has...

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Protect Your Consumer Rights During coronavirus COVID-19
Post On May 06, 2020
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During these trying times, many people have found themselves dealing with creditors and debt collection agencies. But don't fret -- there are strong consumers laws that protect you from overly aggressive collection tactics. Here is a list of what creditors and debt collection agencies MAY NOT DO: A...

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The Covid-19 Financial Fix that Works Fast
Post On Apr. 28, 2020

A guide to Financial recovery in these trying times. Introduction The world changed in a day. Fortunes were lost in an hour. Financial security was exchanged for terror. A 2017 report by the employment website CareerBuilder found that seventy eight percent of American workers were living from...

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Bankruptcy Strategies for Financially Distressed Commercial Tenants During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Roy David Oppenheim, Lawyer   Post On Apr. 27, 2020

Bankruptcy Strategies for Financially Distressed Commercial Tenants During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond. Bankruptcy Attorney Broward? Call 954-384-6114 Bankruptcy During Covid-19 The current COVID-19 pandemic is presenting numerous challenges for commercial tenants and will continue to do so...

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Can I File for Bankruptcy During the Coronavirus Shelter-in-Place?
Post On Apr. 16, 2020

Most states are under some form of a shelter-in-place order. But that doesn't mean debt collections and other bills have stopped. If you are financially struggling, you may be looking into filing for bankruptcy. But how will the stay-at-home orders affect your ability to file? Can I File for...

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When Should I File for Bankruptcy?
Post On Apr. 10, 2020

Despite what many think, filing for bankruptcy is not the end of the world. It can actually be the fresh start you have been looking for. The laws of bankruptcy were drafted with the purpose of giving people a second chance, and not to punish them. But that doesn't mean you should file for...

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Five Things You Need To Know About The USCIS Delays Under the Trump Administration
Post On Apr. 25, 2019
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AILA Doc. No. 19032730 | Dated March 26, 2019 AILA member Shachar Shawn Malachovsky discussed the top five issues surrounding USCIS delays under the Trump administration. One: Processing times for USCIS cases are delayed: According to a recent AILA Policy Brief, "USCIS Processing Delays Have...

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When A Trustee Refuses To Conclude A Meeting Of Creditors - Move To Compel Conclusion
Post On Feb. 03, 2019
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The responsibility for concluding or adjourning a S. 341 meeting lies with the Trustee. That responsibility must be carried out and concluded before the date set for objection to the discharge of debtors. The Meeting Of Creditors The Bankruptcy Code provides that "[w]ithin a reasonable time after...

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The Do's and Don't's for Filing Bankruptcy Without an Attorney
Post On Jan. 25, 2019
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For any number of reasons, some bankruptcy filers choose to proceed without an attorney. Below is a list of suggestions to keep you on the right track. The Do's for Filing Bankruptcy Without an Attorney The following is a list of general directions to abide if you are filing your own bankruptcy...

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Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Timeline
Post On Nov. 07, 2018
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While Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is somewhat technical in terms of the information that needs to be provided to the court, the actual process of filing bankruptcy is pretty straightforward. The steps will vary somewhat depending on the state in which you file, but the following are the basics. Initial...

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What to expect at a 341 Meeting of Creditors
Post On May 04, 2018
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If you’ve never filed a business or personal Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you’ve missed out on the pleasure of attending a “341 Meeting of Creditors.” The purpose of this article is to explain the purpose of this important meeting, how to prepare for it, and what could go wrong. What is a 341 Meeting?...

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I have my first meeting with a bankruptcy attorney - what can I expect?
Post On Jul. 07, 2017
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This guide will help you understand what the process will be for your first meeting with a bankruptcy attorney. Should I bring documents? Even though this is an initial meeting, you should consider bringing some paperwork with you. The following is a list of documents that may help you or the...

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What is the Notice of Filing of Report of no Distribution?

I am often asked about what a “Notice of Filing Report of No Distribution.” Almost all Chapter 7 debtors will receive such a notice in their Chapter 7 Bankruptcy case. It is an important document that has big implications for your bankruptcy. Asset vs. No-Asset Bankruptcies Some Chapter 7 cases are...

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Parties in a Virginia Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
Post On Apr. 19, 2017
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There are a lot of moving parts in a Virginia Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. Knowing the different players and the common terminology for those parties can help demystify the process. The following is provided by our provided by our Williamsburg Newport News Bankruptcy Attorneys. The Debtor The debtor is...

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Post On Aug. 23, 2016
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For many, the filing of a Bankruptcy is the unintended consequence of an unavoidable stressful life event; the loss of a job, illness, divorce and the like. The thought of appearing in a courtroom and speaking about those problems added to the existing strain is enough to induce nausea! In the...

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Chapter 7 Timeline for Debtors
Post On May 18, 2016
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Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases in the Eastern District of Virginia have a predictable timeline associated with their administration. Failure to file the required documents by the statutory deadlines can result in dismissal of the bankruptcy case. Before Filing The debtor must complete their credit...

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Post On Apr. 21, 2016
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A Guide to understanding your Bankruptcy Court Hearing in the Middle District of Georgia, Valdosta & Albany Divisions. Why do I have to go to a hearing? The Bankruptcy Code (11 U.S.C. Sec. 341) requires that everyone who files for bankruptcy protection attend a Meeting of Creditors, which is...

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How to prepare for a 341 Meeting of Creditors

In a Chapter 7 or 13 bankruptcy, you must attend a “341 meeting," also known as the meeting of the creditors. This meeting typically takes place at a federal building in a meeting room with other debtors, the trustee (who looks over the case.) and in some cases, creditors. Here's how you can...

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Bankruptcy Basics in Oregon

A brief overview of how filing bankruptcy can help you get a fresh financial start. The Process Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution authorizes Congress to enact "uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies." Under this grant of authority, Congress enacted the Bankruptcy Code in...

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Post On Dec. 18, 2015
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The Judicial Conference has made significant changes to the Official Bankruptcy Forms. Beginning December 1, 2015, the Official Forms for the Southern District of Florida will be replaced with significantly modified, reformatted and renumbered versions. Financials The changes that will most affect...

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