Status of the $600 Pandemic Relief Payments
Congress passed and Trump signed the new pandemic relief law, the increase to $2,00 isn't happening, so when are the $$600 payments coming?
Chapter 13 and the Eviction Moratorium
Use Chapter 13 to catch up on back rent that piles up during the eviction moratorium, so that you can stay in your rental long term.
New Federal Eviction Moratorium
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just asserted its COVID-fighting power to stop most residential evictions through 2020.
States’ Reactions to the President’s Unemployment Benefits Extension
How are states responding to Trump's Memorandum providing $400 (or maybe $300?) weekly extended unemployment benefits? It varies widely.
The Best Bankruptcy Advice: Get Legal Advice
Businesses considering bankruptcy get intense legal advice before filing. You would also be smart to get solid advice to make a good decision.
Paying Missed Mortgage Forbearance Payments
If you took advantage of the mortgage forbearance payment option under the CARES Act, when do you have to catch up on those missed payments?
Consumer Bankruptcies Sharply Decrease in April
After declining significantly since 2010, and then edging up in the first three months of this year, consumer bankruptcies sharply decline in April.
Protecting Your Home Equity through Chapter 7
You can protect the equity in your home if the amount of equity is no more than the homestead exemption applicable to residents of your state.
Bankruptcy’s Many Benefits for Your Home
Bankruptcy can save and protect your home in many different ways. One of these may be just what you need. Or you may use them in combination.
Bankruptcy will not Write Off Child or Spousal Support Debts
Child support and spousal support debts cannot get written off in bankruptcy. But is your specific divorce debt legally considered support?
Discharging a Student Loan in Bankruptcy
Writing off a student loan in bankruptcy requires showing "undue hardship." What is that?
Your Debts in Bankruptcy
Bankruptcy is about debts. Different categories of debts are treated differently. The categories are secured, priority and general unsecured.
Dealing with your 2018 income taxes through a Chapter 13 Case Filed in 2019
Do you expect to owe income taxes for the 2018 tax year? Starting January 1, 2019 you can wrap that tax into a new Chapter 13 payment plan.
Filing Chapter 13 in 2019 to Write Off More Income Taxes
Chapter 13 is a riskier, longer, and maybe more expensive way to escape a dischargeable income tax deb--but may still be your best option.
Filing Bankruptcy in 2019 to Write Off More Income Taxes
With smart timing you can discharge--legally and permanently write off--more income tax debts, even with a standard Chapter 7 case.