5 More Things to Know to Protect Your Property through Exemptions
There's a lot more to using property exemptions than just matching them to your assets. There are benefits worth taking advantage of.
Using the Right Set of Property Exemptions
Usually you use the property exemptions available for the residents of your state. But not if you haven't lived there long enough.
Keeping Non-Home Real Estate through Bankruptcy
Whether you can keep other real estate depends first on whether it's "exempt."
The Maximum IRA Exemption
Most pensions and other retirement funds are "exempt"--completely protected when you file bankruptcy. But there's an exemption cap for IRAs.
Mistakes to Avoid: Selling or Borrowing against Assets Protected in Bankruptcy
Give both you, AND your assets, a fresh financial start.
Making Sense of Bankruptcy: Potential Concerns about Recent Sales, Transfers and Gifts
To discourage disposing of assets before bankruptcy, a trustee can potentially undo a prior transaction in order to benefit all creditors.
October Tax Season: What Happens to My Income Tax Refund If I File a Chapter 13 Case Instead?
Chapter 13 is not as cut-and-dried in protecting your refund. But generally you can use it for an urgent expense or for an urgent creditor.
An After-Fourth of July Lesson by the Supreme Court
One woman's trip through the bankruptcy appeals process, with a total of 21 judges or justices giving her more than her day in court.
A Fourth of July Lesson in “The Rule of Law” Presented by the Supreme Court
Our nation has a legal system that, in spite of its flaws, is generally transparent, rational, fair, and respected. Happy Birthday, U.S.A.!
Income Tax Refunds in Bankruptcy-Chapter 7
If you're filing a "straight bankruptcy" case, how do you keep your income tax refund?
The Usually Easy to Answer First Question for Your Bankruptcy Attorney
In deciding between Chapter 7 and 13, get this question out of the way right away: "Can I keep everything I own if I file a Chapter 7 case?"