Reasons to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Instead of Chapter 13
When given the choice, many debtors prefer filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy because it discharges most debt. However, a debtor must qualify by meeting an income limitation. A qualified debtor may have debt discharged in exchange for giving up valuable nonexempt property for the trustee to sell to pay creditors. Even though the debtor will lose some property, there are several advantages of filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy over Chapter 13 bankruptcy. The Advantages of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy The debtor receives a "fresh start. " The goal of Chapter 7 bankruptcy is to give the debtor a new start.
What Can I Keep When I File Bankruptcy in Virginia?
February 9, 2010 Most people who file bankruptcy can keep everything they own. When filing bankruptcy, a Virginia resident is entitled to keep certain property as exempt from the trustee and creditors. The major Virginia exemptions include: • Up to $5000 in household goods and furnishings. • Up to $1000 in wearing apparel. • Up to $2000 in equity in a motor vehicle. • Wedding and engagement rings, and the family bible, without a limit as to value. • Up to $10,000 in “tools of the trade”, plus additional articles if the debtor is engaged in agriculture.
“What Do You Mean You Included My Home/Car In the Bankruptcy?!”
June 8, 2014 Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos. net Good bankruptcy attorneys spend a lot of time talking with their clients. They give them an awful lot of information. Sometimes clients forget. One of the things clients sometimes forget is the requirement in the Bankruptcy Code that all of their assets and all of their debt must be included in the bankruptcy filing. This includes things that they may want to keep, such as their home or their car. It includes debts that are current and will stay current, such as a mortgage or car loan.
Can I Keep My Luxury Car, RV, and Boat, in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy in California?
By Jon G. Brooks | Published: April 17, 2013 Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustees in California and elsewhere frequently object to debtors’ Chapter 13 plans in which the debtor proposes to pay very little to his general unsecured creditors (like credit card companies), while nevertheless continuing to make payments on secured debts for so-called “luxury items. ” Such plans, some Chapter 13 trustees have claimed, were made in “bad faith” because payments on the secured debts for such luxury items take away money that could have been used to pay more toward unsecured debts.
How long does a bankruptcy stay on your credit report?
A bankruptcy will stay on your credit report for up to 10 years, but many credit reporting agencies will remove it after 7. This is similar to the reporting period for "late pays" or delinquent accounts posted on your credit report, which is also 7 years. Having a bankruptcy on your credit record could make it difficult to rent housing or to obtain a credit card at a favorable interest rate. It might also make it very difficult to obtain a home mortgage loan or insurance. Bankruptcy & Future Lenders Going through bankruptcy also puts all future lenders on notice that you have had difficulty repaying your debts; creditors are more likely to either refuse to extend credit, or to make you pay (through higher interest rates, for example) for the additional risk they are taking in extending you credit.
International Child Support: How Does It Work?
By Betty Wang, JD on October 2, 2013 1:37 PM Child support is not a simple matter, and international child support can get even more complicated. If you had a child with a partner who is living outside of the United States, can you enforce a U. S. child support order against him or her? International child support is a relatively recent and evolving area of law, so enforcement may be a bit tricky. However, it is possible in many cases. Here is a general breakdown of how international child support works, and what your options may entail if you need to enforce a child support order outside the United States: Reciprocal Agreements With Other Countries The Child Support Enforcement (CSE) program was enacted in 1975 as a federal-state child support program, under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act.
Bacs payments how long
Sponsored by: There's no point running a business unless you get paid, but ensuring a client pays on time appears to be getting harder. The credit crunch heralded a new era of bad practices for late payments, which sent many small businesses to the wall. Payment company Bacs has been monitoring the subject since 2007. It found that in those pre-recession days, small businesses were owed around £16bn in late and unpaid invoices. By 2011, the figure had risen to over £30bn, and it has not fallen below that line since. For instance, Bacs' latest survey, released last April, showed small businesses were owed £30.
Being 'an appointee'-what does it mean?
spencer69 said: 12-19-2013 06:16 PM Being 'an appointee'-what does it mean? Hi to all and hoping some can advise further. This post simply relates to a neighbour. Due to his Mothers health deterioration and welfare rights advising them that his Mother should apply for Attendance Allowance (due to the fact she needs bilateral knee replacements and also has memory problems-she is being assessed for early onset alzheimers/dementia). A lady did a home visit whilst they were present, and once AA form completed, she requested that he (the son) sign, as appointee, on behalf of his Mother.
Minted! Family win battle to KEEP gold coins worth $80m that their father was accused of stealing from US Mint in the 1930s
112 shares View comments A family was awarded the rights to 10 rare gold coins possibly worth $80 million or more on Friday after a US appeals court overturned a jury verdict. US Department of the Treasury officials insist the $20 Double Eagles were stolen from the US Mint in Philadelphia before the 1933 series was melted down when the country went off the gold standard. They argued that Joan Langbord and her sons cannot lawfully own the coins, which she said she found in a family bank deposit box in 2003. Scroll down for video Ten 1933 Double Eagle coins, which were almost all destroyed when the US went off the gold standard, have been given back to the Langbord family after a length legal dispute with the government The family found the valuables in a bank deposit box for Joan Langbord's father Israel Switt, a Philadelphia jeweler (left, in 1944).
Federal budget 2015: Australia needs a stimulatory, deficit-cutting budget
Ross Gittins -May 11, 2015 Illustration: Michael Mucci I wouldn't like to be in Joe Hockey shoes as he prepares to deliver the budget on Tuesday night. Which is not to say I or any other commentator will be going easy on him. It's too important a job for that and, after all, he volunteered for it. To be bringing down our eighth budget in a row with a substantial deficit when, according to popular opinion, we didn't even have a recession, is pretty hard to explain. Our problem is that a monumental resources bonanza is harder to handle than simple recession.