The Automatic Stay

The Automatic Stay A big “Stop Sign” to the creditors. The automatic stay is probably the most important feature of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, separate and apart from actually receiving a discharge of debts. The commencement of a bankruptcy case imposes an immediate automatic restraining order upon all creditors, regardless of the bankruptcy chapter that is [...]

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Debts Not Affected By Discharge (Part 1 of 2)

Debts Not Affected By Discharge (Part 1 of 2) Nondischargeable debts. Chapter 7 bankruptcy does not discharge every kind of debt. If we look at Section 523 of the Bankruptcy Code, it sets forth a laundry list of different types of obligations that are not dischargeable. The best way to understand the likely difference between [...]

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Reaffirmation Of Debts, Redemption of Collateral (Part 3 of 3)

Reaffirmation Of Debts, Redemption of Collateral (Part 3 of 3) The process of agreeing to a reaffirmation is often prone to creating conflicts between the lawyer and client. The client is demanding that the lawyer sign the client’s proposed motor vehicle reaffirmation agreement, and the lawyer does not want to do so. Reaffirmation from the [...]

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Reaffirmation Of Debts, Redemption of Collateral (Part 1 of 3)

Reaffirmation Of Debts, Redemption of Collateral (Part 1 of 3) Reaffirmation agreement . A reaffirmation is an agreement between the debtor and a creditor that a particular debt will not be discharged in the bankruptcy case. This is most typically done with secured debts covering personal property, such as motor vehicle loans and also with [...]

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Reaffirmation Of Debts, Redemption of Collateral (Part 2 of 3)

Reaffirmation Of Debts, Redemption of Collateral (Part 2 of 3) Can the debtor safely ignore the Bankruptcy Code requirement that collateral has to reaffirmed or surrendered? Prior to enactment of the 2005 amendments to the Bankruptcy Code, case law concerning reaffirmation agreements held that the collateral could not be repossessed so long as the debtor [...]

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Your bankruptcy case may be dismissed on the grounds of “abuse” (Part 2 of 2)

Your bankruptcy case may be dismissed on the grounds of “abuse” (Part 2 of 2) Attorneys beware: There can be possible attorney liability and sanctions against you for the filing of a case that court finds is an abuse of Chapter 7! (Because this section is intended for lawyers to read, we have reproduced below [...]

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Chapter 7 Effect On Liens

Chapter 7 Effect On Liens Liens normally remain. One of the most fundamental protections for creditors under Chapter 7 is the fact that liens normally pass through Chapter 7 unaffected by the debtor’s discharge. Types of liens. A lien is a security interest affecting some type of property owned by the debtor. Most typically in [...]

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