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Your Options if You Can’t Make Your Chapter 13 Payments
The core of a Chapter 13 bankruptcy is the debtor’s ability to pay creditors back a portion of what is owed them. The debtor promises to make monthly payments for a specified period of time, which are determined based on the debtor’s available income sources. If all goes well, the rest of the outstanding debt […]
How Might the “Strong-Arm” Powers of the Trustee Affect Your Bankruptcy?
In the weeks and months prior to filing for bankruptcy, debtors may make payments to certain creditors for various reasons. If the bankruptcy trustee — the official who administers the case — concludes that a payment unfairly preferred one creditor over another, the trustee has the power to demand repayment of the money to the […]
What is the Trustee’s Role in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?
When a person or business files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the petition and related paperwork provide the court with information about the debtor’s assets and liabilities, income and expenses and general financial condition. The court then assigns a trustee, whose role is to review the bankruptcy petition and other documentation and to supervise and administer […]
What Can Cause Your Chapter 7 Petition to be Denied?
Chapter 7 bankruptcy offers consumers a chance to be relieved of crushing debt and to get a fresh financial start. However, the law is not intended as a cover for fraud, deception or other conduct abusive of the bankruptcy system. Debtors who seek the law’s protection are held to high standards of good faith and […]
Grounds for a Trustee Objecting to a Chapter 13
When a debtor files a Chapter 13 petition seeking reorganization of debt, the bankruptcy court appoints an impartial trustee to oversee the case. Part of the trustee’s job is to evaluate and approve the proposed plan for partial repayment of debts over a three- to five-year period. In some cases, a trustee will object to […]