Bankruptcy Filings: Penney’s, Pandemic & Personal Filings
2020 has been a year marked by trauma, virus, political upheaval and bankruptcy filings. For years the ease of online shopping gained enormous popularity. How easy is it to simply search, click and buy as opposed to getting in the car, fighting traffic and dealing with the hassle of parking, […]
Bankruptcy After Covid-19
In the midst of Covid-19, Congress passed a relief package which included changes to bankruptcy law after Covid-19. Most attention to the federal government’s corona virus bill focused on stimulus payments. People looked for help to those unemployed by the pandemic. Unemployment claims skyrocketed Congressional action gave relief to those […]
COVID-19 Legal Shutdowns: A New Hampshire Update
COVID-19 legal shutdowns continue. The New Hampshire court COVID-19 shutdown continues. Consistent with national efforts hoping to stop the spread of the virus, New Hampshire state courts have extended the suspension of normal operations. The initial shutdown of normal state court operations went through April 6. That date has now […]
Stopping the Bills with the Automatic Stay of Bankruptcy
Stopping the bills. They pile up. You want to pay them. You think about how to juggle finances to stop the bills and collection notices. Some of the bill collectors or credit card companies behind them may even have started actions in small claims or other courts. The automatic stay […]
Before Filing Bankruptcy: What to do, What to Avoid.
Before filing bankruptcy think about taking steps to make sure your case goes smoothly. If all goes well in a chapter 7 bankruptcy, unsecured debt, including typical credit card debt, goes away in just under 4 months. Can you keep your favorite credit card? Are one or two credit card […]
Surrendering a Car in Bankruptcy: The Best Option For You?
Surrendering a car in bankruptcy means you give up the car. But, the chapter 7 surrender also means the loan goes away. People often ask me if they can keep their car if they file bankruptcy. And if they have a modest car without a lot of “equity”, the answer […]
5 Top Bankruptcy Facts: Weighing the Reality and the Impact
Bankruptcy facts give us some perspective on what leads up to financial problems and what this legal option involves. Americans love their credit cards. You often can’t check out of a big box store without the cashier … if there is still a cashier … trying to sell you their […]
Car In Bankruptcy: Redeeming & Other Options
Bankruptcy brings eye opening awareness of personal finances and one nagging issue for many is what happens to a car in bankruptcy. If it is a reliable car with affordable payments can you keep it? If it’s an old clunker can you get rid of it? What about a car […]