Bankruptcy

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Discharging income taxes in bankruptcy will not remove a tax lien which existed prior to the filing of a bankruptcy case. Such a lien is still valid and may not be discharged unless the lien is paid in full or some other resolution is negotiated with the IRS. To determine…

Many bankruptcy debtors who wish to keep their motor vehicles often file a Chapter 13. They utilize the concept of the “cram down” which allows the modification of the motor vehicle contract and creates new payment provisions. But individuals who file Chapter 7 cases may also keep their motor vehicles…

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…

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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…