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foreclosure

If a homeowner has received a foreclosure notice from a lender, such a sale may be postponed by the filing of a Chapter 13 bankruptcy case. A bankruptcy filing places the automatic stay in effect which bars most collection activities by debtors. The automatic stay prevents a lender from foreclosing…

car

The Florida Office of the Attorney General states that Florida law applicable to repossession of a motor vehicle by a secured creditor neither requires a court hearing nor written notice warning the consumer of imminent repossession. However, there are ways for consumers to avoid this situation and retain a motor…

credit card

Surprisingly, many individuals who prepare for filing a bankruptcy don’t know the difference between a secured debt and an unsecured debt. Whether or not the filing of a bankruptcy case is the ultimate goal, knowing the distinction between the two types of debts is significantly important. In Chapter 7 and…

money bag

Taxpayers subject to an IRS tax lien have options to pay their delinquent tax debt. The representation of an experienced debt resolution attorney may assist any taxpayer in dealing with the IRS to understand all of their options in resolving an outstanding tax debt, even if secured by a federal…

money hands

Once wages or a bank account is garnished, an ensuing Chapter 13 bankruptcy filing will typically stop the garnishment. Having wages reduced by a garnishment often causes financial stress and hardship since it reduces disposable income. Filing a bankruptcy case invokes the unique protection of the automatic stay, which is…

tow

In Florida, Fla. Stat. § 537.012 covers the repossession and disposal of pledged property. A pledge is a bailment that conveys possessory title to property owned by a debtor to a creditor to secure repayment for a debt. The term is also used to describe the property which is the…

empty pockets

Many individuals believe that they may not discharge taxes in a bankruptcy case, and they would be correct in most, but not all, cases. While most taxes are not dischargeable in bankruptcy, income taxes may, in fact, be discharged in chapter 7, 11, and 13 cases. However, once the IRS…