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Bankruptcy Filing Fees Increase

The cost of getting out of debt is going up. The Judicial Conference of the United States has approved a$29.00 increase in the administrative fee charged to an individual when they file for bankruptcy.  The fee, which is currently $46.00, … Continue reading

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Can A Debt Collector Have Me Put In Jail?

The headline reads:  “Court Halts Debt Collector’s Allegedly Deceptive and Abusive Practices“. The Debt Collectors in question portrayed themselves as representatives of the government by using company names that suggested a government affiliation or national presence, such as Federal Recoveries, … Continue reading

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Vince Young Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Former NFL Quarterback Vince Young has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas. The bankruptcy case was filed on January 14, 2014 in the Houston based bankruptcy court and bears … Continue reading

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Federal Bankruptcy Courts To Stay Open For A Few More Days

The Government Shutdown is now 10 days old. In a recent article that I wrote for the Bankruptcy Law Network I discussed how the bankruptcy courts will be impacted by the government shutdown. In its initial statement regarding the possible shutdown … Continue reading

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Can I Get Rid Of My Medical Bills By Filing For Bankruptcy?

    One of the three major reasons people file for bankruptcy is unpaid medical bills, the other two being job loss and divorce. Until recently, it was a common practice for hospitals and other health care providers to accept partial, … Continue reading

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Can I Get Rid Of A Judgment In A Bankruptcy?

Can I get rid of a judgment in a bankruptcy?  The answer is that it depends. A judgment is an decision by a court.  This occurs after a lawsuit has been filed, you have been served with the suit, and … Continue reading

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They Went Broke Too: Former CSI Star Gary Dourdan!

Former CSI TV Star, Gary Dourdan filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the bankruptcy court for the Central District of California on August 30, 2012. Dourdan’s filing indicated that he had $1.8 million in assets, but owes his creditors approximately $1.73 … Continue reading

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Elizabeth W. Magner Appointed Chief Judge of New Orleans Bankruptcy Court

On August 23, 2011 the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana announced that Judge Elizabeth W. Magner has been appointed as Chief Judge of the Court. Judge Magner’s appointment is effective September 1, 2011. Judge Magner … Continue reading

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IRS Form 1099C And Bankruptcy

You filed a bankruptcy and you have now received a 1099C from a creditor.  It shows that the debt you had with that creditor is income. Do you have to pay taxes on the amount shown on the 1099C? The … Continue reading

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Failure To Report Assets In Bankruptcy Can Result In Jail Time And Fines!

When you file a bankruptcy you must tell your attorney about all of your assets and debts.  In fact, several of the documents that you sign when filing a bankruptcy advise that your bankruptcy can be dismissed without a discharge, … Continue reading

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