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New Modified 7-Year Chapter 13 Plans

New Modified 7-Year Chapter 13 Plans

The coronavirus CARES Act temporarily allows ongoing Chapter 13 plans to be amended or "modified" to last a total of 7 years (instead of 5). ...
Your Bank and Relief Payment

Your Bank and Relief Payment

If you owe money to the bank or credit union where your $1,200 relief payment is being deposited, can it take that money to pay itself first? ...
Paying Employee Debt in Bankruptcy

Paying Employee Debt in Bankruptcy

If you prefer to pay employee debt, back wages, to a present or prior employee, bankruptcy can help you do so if you use the law in that employee’s favor.   ...
Protecting Your Pandemic Relief Payment

Protecting Your Pandemic Relief Payment

Your pandemic relief payment is subject to seizure by your creditors if they have a garnishment order on your bank account. ...
Student Loans in the CARES Act

Student Loans in the CARES Act

Student loans in the CARES Act include changes for some borrowers—suspending payments, interest, collections, credit reporting.   ...
Consumer Bankruptcy Changes in the CARES Act

Consumer Bankruptcy Changes in the CARES Act

The massive $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief law also includes some legal relief for both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 consumer debtors. ...
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