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Category Archives: Bankruptcy

Part II – Family Law & Bankruptcy

This is an update from the blog entry I created in October of 2013, last year.  In it, I described that a property settlement in a divorce is dischargeable in a chapter 13, but not in a chapter 7.  The purpose of this blog entry is to highlight the problems that can occur when a… Read More »

Initial Steps In Filing For Bankruptcy

Filing for bankruptcy is a highly effective way for people to resolve their debt problems. Reports of high-profile bankruptcies are common. For example, the privately held maker of plasic bottles Constar International Holdings, LLC recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, it’s third bankruptcy in five years. If you contemplate filing for bankruptcy, here are some initial steps…. Read More »

The Intersection of Bankruptcy and Family Law

     At times the intersection of Bankruptcy Law and Family Law can be a bit confusing.  If you owe your former spouse money subject to a Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage, can a bankruptcy wipe out that debt?      It depends.      Factors you need to look at include whether the debt is in… Read More »

What is the Bankruptcy Means Test?

When considering bankruptcy, you encounter many different legal terms involved with the process. The “means test” is a very basic term, but a key factor in whether you decide to file for a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. A Volusia County bankruptcy attorney can explain this term in detail as well as many others… Read More »