Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

What are the Filing Requirements in a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

Call: 888-297-6203 Any individual, sole proprietor, a self-employed or an unincorporated business owner can file for chapter 13 bankruptcy if they are struggling to pay off a huge amount of debt. Unfortunately, corporations and partnerships do not have the luxury to opt for this option. Unlike chapter 7, chapter 13 has debt limits for qualifying under this bankruptcy chapter. This limit is tied to consumer price index say Los Angeles based bankruptcy law firm Recovery Law Group lawyers. Currently, individuals having an unsecured debt of up to $360,475 and secured debt up to $1,081,400 are eligible to file [...]


Can Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Affect Your Tax Returns?

Call: 888-297-6203 Despite bankruptcy getting rid of the majority of your debts, you are still required to file a federal tax return with IRS. With chapter 13 bankruptcy, individuals and small business owners can repay their creditors through a repayment plan. However, before filing for bankruptcy, all tax returns for the past 4 years must have been filed before the 341 meetings. Additionally, all current and applicable local, state and federal taxes due either during or after bankruptcy should also be filed. If you fail to pay current taxes or file tax returns, Dallas based bankruptcy law firm [...]


Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: Pros and Cons

Call: 888-297-6203 People who are struggling with huge amounts of debts often choose bankruptcy to get rid of them. Chapter 7 bankruptcy is preferred as most of the times you get away without losing any property and all your debts are discharged. However, those who fail to qualify for chapter 7 file for chapter 13 bankruptcy. in this chapter, Dallas based bankruptcy law firm Recovery Law Group lawyers say, debt reorganization takes place and you pay your creditors through a repayment plan. There are pros and cons associated with this chapter of bankruptcy. Benefits of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy [...]


Can an Increase in Mortgage Payments Cause a Reduction in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Payments?

Call: 888-297-6203 Suppose, you have a five-year repayment plan under Chapter 13 bankruptcy which you’re unable to keep up to due to lack of money. In order to make up for the shortage, you’ve not been paying your property taxes. Your mortgage company agrees to make changes to your loan, but that will shot up your house payment. Do you think your bankruptcy trustee will decrease your Chapter 13 monthly plan payment by the amount equal to the increase in your mortgage payment? The answer is no, unless under exceptional circumstances. When you apply for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, [...]


Is It Sensible to File for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy to Save Oneself from an Eviction?

Call: 888-297-6203 Imagine, you have not paid the rent to your landlord since past few months, and now your landlord wants to evict you from his property. When the landlord handed you the eviction notice, you offered to pay the late rent (you just got it from a friend who owed it to you), but he asked you to pay an extra $900 to cover the lawyer’s fee, too. According to you, the lawyer didn’t do any work, so you refused to pay that extra amount. Now, in order to stop the landlord from going ahead with the [...]


Can Chapter 13 Bankruptcy be Bad for You?

Call: 888-297-6203 Despite what you have read or heard, bankruptcy might not always be the best way to get rid of debts, say, lawyers of Dallas based bankruptcy law firm Though there are numerous instances when Chapter 13 bankruptcy plan has worked for the greater good of the debtor, there are some instances when filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy might not be the best move. For instance, a client who is already five years into debt consolidation pays $400 per month with a remaining balance of $3,500. His home is worth $300,000 while he owes $325,000 on [...]


Is Social Security Excluded from Disposable Income in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

Call: 888-297-6203 According to the ruling of the Fourth Circuit, people who file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy do not need to include social security as part of their disposable income. This is a huge relief say lawyers of Dallas based bankruptcy law firm Recovery Law Group as the social security income can be saved and you might have surplus income after paying expenses and all planned payments as part of the repayment plan. Most states are undecided with respect to the inclusion of social security in your disposable income during a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Despite bankruptcy code stating [...]


Chapter 13 Debtors with Above Average Income Are in For a Shock

Call: 888-297-6203 According to a ruling of Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Chapter 13 bankruptcy filers who have above-median income compared to people of that state and have no disposable income to pay unsecured creditors cannot opt for a 3-year repayment plan. They will be in bankruptcy for the entire 5 years duration. Chapter 13 bankruptcy lasts for 3-5 years depending on your household income. As per Los Angeles based bankruptcy law firm Recovery Law Group lawyers, people with income below state median remain in bankruptcy for 3 years while those with above median income have bankruptcy plan [...]


Can You Buy a New Car During Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

Call: 888-297-6203 There are many times when misfortune keeps on entering your life. Lawyers of Los Angeles based bankruptcy law firm a case where a couple who was in a 5 year Chapter 13 bankruptcy plan had the misfortune of losing their car to fire. Though the insurance declared it a total loss and offered them $13,000; buying a new car while in their 3rd year of bankruptcy can be a big dilemma. In case there was no money owed on the vehicle, it is easier for the owners. However, if some money is owed then you [...]


Child and Spousal Support in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Call: 888-297-6203 If you have ended up accumulating large amounts of debts, bankruptcy might be a great way to get rid of those debts. However, while you decide to file for bankruptcy, it is vital to understand that not all debts get discharged during bankruptcy. According to Los Angeles based bankruptcy law firm Recovery Law Group, secured debts, as well as priority debts, survive bankruptcy. Secured debts are those debts against which the creditor has some asset (mortgage, auto loan, etc.) while priority debts include those like child support and alimony payments. Chapter 13 bankruptcy offers a great [...]

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