FAQ: General

Can I Do Bankruptcy Credit Counseling For My Disabled Dad?

My dad needs to file bankruptcy but he’s got Alzheimer’s and he’s not mentally competent so I have his power of attorney.  I know there’s a credit counseling requirement.  Can I just do the credit counseling for my dad? 

This is not good news because I feel bad for your dad, but the good news […]

Can I Add A Debt I Forgot To List In My Bankruptcy?

Turns out I have a no‑asset Chapter 7 case and the trustee’s not interested and that’s great, but I just realized that I forgot to list a debt.  Am I going to be okay?  Is that debt going to be discharged or do we have to do something? 

The good news is, if you legitimately […]

I’m thinking of getting a divorce, but I also have to consider bankruptcy. Does it matter when I file the bankruptcy relative to my divorce case?

Yes, the timing of the filing of the bankruptcy can be critical, especially as it pertains to the family home. The short answer is that bankruptcy before divorce is usually, though not always, preferred. For more in depth information, please take a look at my interview for The Coover Law Firm at https://www.cooverlaw.com/bankruptcy-after-divorce.

Why do Chapter 11 cases get converted to Chapter 7?

Chapter 11 is a procedure for businesses and individuals with sophisticated financial situations. Sometimes companies and individuals are losing money and they’re losing value in their assets and that’s at the expense of creditors. When that happens a bankruptcy court will say, no you don’t have the right to continue to reorganize at the expense […]

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