Category Archives: Bankruptcy

Detroit Bankruptcy Lawyer: Can I Get Rid Of Income Taxes in Bankruptcy?

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Certain Federal, State and Local income taxes can be discharged in a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy.

Detroit Bankruptcy Lawyer: Can I Discharge Home Owner Association Fees in Bankruptcy?

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     This is a common question I get in my clients Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 cases. And it is a good (and important) question to ask. As with any question in bankruptcy, it depends on which chapter you are filing under.      If you are filing a Chapter 13, AND you want…

Detroit Bankruptcy Lawyer: If My Ex-Spouse Files For Bankruptcy, Will I Lose My Spousal Support?

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This is one of my favorite areas to talk about as this intersects two of my practice areas, bankruptcy and divorce. During a recent free consultation, I was asked this very same question, and I figured many more people have this same burning question on their mind. this article will answer that question.

Detroit Bankruptcy Lawyers: Can I keep My House If I File For Bankruptcy?

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The general answer to this question is yes, it’s possible to keep your home if you file bankruptcy. However, there may be instances where you won’t be able to keep your home, and this will depend on if you file for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

Detroit Bankruptcy Lawyer: Can I Protect My Child’s College Savings Plan in Bankruptcy?

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Saving for college is tough, especially if you don’t want to burden your child’s future with student loans. Most parents are looking to the Michigan Education Savings Plan (MESP) (also know as a Section 529 Qualified Plan) to help their children get a college education.

Detroit Bankruptcy Lawyers: Does My Spouse Have To File Bankruptcy With Me?

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Your spouse does not have to file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy with you, but sometimes it might be good to do so.

Detroit Bankruptcy Lawyer: Can You Really Get Rid of a Second Mortgage Lien in a Chapter 13?

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Yes, it is possible but only in a Chapter 13, under certain circumstances. First you have to qualify for a Chapter 13, which means you have some money to pay back to your creditors.

Detroit Bankruptcy Lawyer: How Much Do You Charge For A Chapter 7?

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             Of all the questions I get asked on a daily basis, this is the last question anyone should be asking of their bankruptcy attorney. It’s the same as asking me how much to paint your house, when I have never seen you house. Bankruptcy is very complicated and very technical and…

Detroit Bankruptcy Lawyers: Will Anyone Know I Filed For Bankruptcy?

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Bankruptcy filing is a public record, but no one will really know if you filed for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

Detroit Bankruptcy Lawyers: Will I Receive A 1099-C For My Discharged Debt In Bankruptcy?

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Attorney Kevin C. Johnson discusses whether you will receive a 1099-C from your creditors if you file bankruptcy.