Month: February 2009

Can You Include Past Due Utility Bills In Your Bankruptcy?

Yes! The Bankruptcy Code requires that you include all debts you owe as of the date of filing your bankruptcy case. All debts include past due amounts you owe to the local phone company, electric company, cable company, etc. Your phone, cable, water, and electric company cannot discriminate against you either only because you filed …

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How Much Does It Cost To File A Chapter 13 Or Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

In the Eastern District Bankruptcy Courts, the local rules allow an attorney’s fee up to $3,500 for a chapter 13 reorganization bankruptcy, unless the attorney files an application with the Court for more attorney’s fees. If an attorney files a written application for more than $3,500, then the Court must give its written approval of …

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What Does The Filing Of A Bankruptcy Petition Do?

In my years of representing debtors in bankruptcy, the greatest relief a debtor receives immediately when filing a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Petition is creditors must stop ALL attempts to collect debts from the debtors and their property. ANY attempt to collect a debt owed before filing the Bankruptcy Petition isautomatically stayed under the Bankruptcy Code. …

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