Blog Category: Chapter 7


Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Basics

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Basics

Chapter 7 bankruptcies are usually not very complicated. Issues typically arise if the trustee thinks you are hiding assets or if a creditor takes aggressive action to collect on a debt. Anyone in the United States can file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection. Some of the reasons you may be denied are: If you make  … Read more

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Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Means Test

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Means Test

When you are considering filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you will have to prove your eligibility by taking a means test. The figures are based on the median income for your household in your state and after certain allowed expenses are deducted. Disabled veterans are excluded from having to take the means test if the debt  … Read more

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Converting Chapter 13 Bankruptcy to Chapter 7

Converting Chapter 13 Bankruptcy to Chapter 7

When you and your Houston Bankruptcy Attorney file for Chapter 13 in Texas, you submit a Chapter 13 repayment plan. This financial reorganization plan takes into account how much excess income you earn every month that can be paid to creditors. The Chapter 13 repayment plan lasts anywhere from 3 to 5 years, which is  … Read more

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Means Test for Chapter 7

Means Test for Chapter 7

The bankruptcy abuse prevention and consumer protection act of 2005 require individuals to take a “means test” to determine if they can file Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The test determines if the personal income is low enough to file Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The law was designed to keep high-income filers from filing Chapter 7 and eliminating  … Read more

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Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Also known as, regular bankruptcy, straight bankruptcy or liquidation bankruptcy, Chapter 7 is bankruptcy in the most basic form. Chapter 7 allows you to discharge or cancel certain debt, with no repayment plans. Debts that can typically be discharged include medical, auto, rent, utilities and some credit card debt. You must give up any of  … Read more

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Houston Bankruptcy Lawyer: Do I Qualify for Chapter 7?

Houston Bankruptcy Lawyer: Do I Qualify for Chapter 7?

Houston bankruptcy lawyers often meet with consumers who let debt pile up along with late fees, interest, and damaged credit, exacerbating their overall debt problems. When asked why they let their debt problem continue so long before meeting with a bankruptcy attorney to seek debt relief, many answer that they were worried because they were  … Read more

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Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Texas Means Test

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Texas Means Test

When filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Texas you are required to take a means test in order to be able to discharge your debts using bankruptcy. With exception of course, to Veterans who are exempt from a means test if the debt was incurred while on active duty. A means test is essentially a  … Read more

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How to Keep Your Car in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

How to Keep Your Car in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

How to keep your car in Chapter 7 bankruptcy is an extremely common question. Many times, individuals rely on their automobile to get them to work and take care of basic necessities such as grocery shopping and doctor visits. Massive debt and wage garnishments can cause it to be difficult to stay current on your  … Read more

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Chapter 7 Bankruptcy puts Texas Class Action Lawsuit on Hold

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy puts Texas Class Action Lawsuit on Hold

The Ruby Tequila’s Mexican restaurant is a local Houston Texas based chain serving casual Tex-Mex cuisine. The company, owned by Fired Up Holdings ran into legal trouble in July of this year when a group of employees began complaining about not receiving a paycheck. By September, 63 of the former Ruby Tequila’s employees had filed  … Read more

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Pass the Chapter 7 Means Test

Pass the Chapter 7 Means Test

In order to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you need to be able to pass the bankruptcy “means test” which takes into account your expenses and income. If your income is too high according to state and/or federal bankruptcy code, you will not pass the means test and either have to wait until your financial  … Read more

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