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Foreclosure & Short Sale Mortgage Tax Break Expires

Bankruptcy Now the Only Sure Way to Avoid Taxable Penalties for Walking Away from Real Estate Short Sales Now a Worse Deal than Ever As reported by the Los Angeles Times here, the tax break extended to homeowners who have experienced a...

Paying Balloon Payments through Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Can Modify a Required Balloon Payment Force a Lender Accelerating your Balloon Payment to Accept Installments Over Time A balloon payment is a large lump sum payment required upon the termination of monthly installment...

Can I File Bankruptcy through a Power of Attorney?

Chapter 7 or 13 Bankruptcy for Those Who Can't File for Themselves A  Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy must be filed by an individual debtor (leaving aside business Chapter 7 bankruptcies). What can be done when an individual debtor is...

How Do I Keep my Address Confidential in Bankruptcy?

Even in Chapter 7 or 13 Bankruptcy, You Are Entitled to Personal Safety Be Sure to Discuss Privacy & Safety Concerns with Your Bankruptcy Lawyer Before Filing! Among other things that are publically disclosed with the filing of a Chapter...

Who Do I Have to Notice of my Bankruptcy Filing?

Notice Creditors & Other "Parties of Interest" No Need to Notify Your Boss or Neighbors Section 521(1)(A) of the US Bankruptcy Code requires that you file with your Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 petition for bankruptcy a "list of creditors,"...

Holiday Spending and Bankruptcy: Some Call it Fraud

You May Be Visited by 3 Ghosts: Non-Dischargeability, Denial of Discharge, and Criminal Penalties ... [caption id="attachment_2465" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Image by Kelvin Kay, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons[/caption] Pre-Bankruptcy...
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