Uncategorized

Keep updated on the latest info in Bankruptcy Law

Posted on November 7, 2017. Filed under: Uncategorized |

via Register Today for NACBA’s 2017 Virtual Bankruptcy Workshop

Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )

Do creditors have you cornered ? What is Bankruptcy and how does it work ?

Posted on July 27, 2017. Filed under: Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Consumer Alerts, Uncategorized | Tags: |

Before filing a bankruptcy case, you and your attorney should analyze your eligibility for different forms of debt relief available under the Bankruptcy Code and which form of relief is most beneficial to you. Be sure you understand the relief you can obtain and its limitations.

To file a bankruptcy case, documents called a Petition, Schedules, and Statement of Financial Affairs, as well as in some cases a Statement of Intention need to be prepared correctly and filed with the bankruptcy court. You will have to pay a filing fee to the bankruptcy court.

Once your case is filed, you will have to attend a first meeting of creditors where you will be questioned under oath by a court official called a “trustee”. At this meeting you may also be questioned by your creditors.

If you choose to file a Chapter 7 case, you may be asked to reaffirm a debt. You may want help deciding whether to do so. A creditor is not permitted to coerce you into reaffirming debts.

If you choose to file a Chapter 13 case in which you repay your creditors what you can afford over a 3 to 5 year period, your attorney will help you in preparing your Chapter 13 plan and with the confirmation hearing on your plan which will be before a Federal Bankruptcy Judge.

If you select another type of relief under the Bankruptcy Code other than chapter 7 or chapter 13, you will want to find out what should be done from someone familiar with that type of relief.

To get started, be sure and meet with an attorney that is experienced with filing bankruptcy cases. Most attorneys will offer a free, no obligation first meeting to explain the process and see if bankruptcy can help you.

 

 

Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )

Credit Counseling or Debt Consolidation ?

Posted on July 22, 2017. Filed under: Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Consumer Alerts, Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney, Uncategorized | Tags: , |

 

Are you considering debt relief through a consumer credit counseling  or debt consolidation service ?

You may be surprised to learn that they can do more harm than good to your credit.  Many times, bankruptcy is a better option, and we will be happy to sit down with you and thoroughly discuss your personal financial situation in order to help you decide what is the best solution for your financial problems.

In analyzing your particular situation, we always consider if there is an alternative to filing bankruptcy.  The decision to file bankruptcy is a difficult choice for many people to make.

A bankruptcy will affect, in some fashion, your future credit.  Bankruptcy, though,  does not totally destroy your ability to get credit in the future.  The decision to file bankruptcy must be carefully made in consultation with an experienced bankruptcy attorney.

Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )

Repossessed Vehicles and Bankruptcy

Posted on July 20, 2017. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Attorney Bob Litchfield of California gives a great description of the perils you face if your vehicle is repo'd and then sold. As he says, you could be facing tremendous debt even after the vehicle is sold with what's called a "deficiency balance". You may be able to use Bankruptcy to discharge this debt. Watch the video below for his description, which applies to any state.

https://youtu.be/ufjm5-vNXCw

Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )

References, Reviews and Choosing a Bankruptcy Lawyer

Posted on May 26, 2017. Filed under: Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Consumer Alerts, Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney, Uncategorized | Tags: , |

We have many clients that choose us based on references from family members, friends and co-workers that we have helped and from other lawyers in the communities we serve that know our reputation and the fact that we have helped their clients. If you don’t have anyone like this to ask for a referral to a bankruptcy attorney, we can offer actual client testimonials below to assist you in your choosing. These testimonials, and many others, are available elsewhere here on this blog. Just search “testimonials” in the search bar at top right above:

 

“You have an excellent reputation in the local area. You are organized, professional and really know how to put a client at ease during a hard time in their life. After seeing how unorganized some other attorneys were at court, I was thankful I had your office helping me and not someone else. Thank you all so much.” – Carol

“Any questions I had I could always talk to someone directly. I would recommend your office to other people. ” – Jeff

“All questions were answered in a manner that we could understand. We were never rushed and everyone we worked with was always kind and polite.” – Joe

“(another attorney) said that John Rogers was the only one he knew who could sort out my difficult situation and that he himself could not help me. Thank you for being there for me. You were my friends when I have been at my lowest. You helped me and encouraged me. God bless all of you. I am so thankful for you all.” – DKC

“Someone was always able to answer my questions. I felt like everyone there actually cared about helping me with my situation and wasn’t just after collecting my money. ” -Julie

“I will definitely recommend this office simply for the professionalism and understanding.” -Melissa

“The staff was very easy to talk to, as was Mr. Rogers, and very knowledgeable. We felt very comfortable.” -Brent

“It was a relief to us to have someone like you to represent us. You were very professional, extremely well organized and obviously experienced in cases like ours.” -Kathleen

 

Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )

What makes an exceptional bankruptcy attorney ?

Posted on May 25, 2017. Filed under: Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Consumer Alerts, Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney, Uncategorized | Tags: |

An excellent post by a bankruptcy attorney I respect greatly, Cathy Moran:

One Trait Makes a Bankruptcy Lawyer Great

An excerpt:

“Great bankruptcy lawyers take the broad view.  They look backwards and forwards from the filing date before uploading the petition.  Because bankruptcy rights and consequences flow from both the past and the future.”

Thanks, Cathy, for sharing with the public the trait that separate the average bankruptcy lawyer from the exceptional !

Update: Cathy also posted her comments to an ABI commission on suggested changes in consumer bankruptcy law.  Here is a link to her comments.  I commend them to you!

 

 

Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )

Is Bankruptcy Biblically Moral ?

Posted on May 16, 2017. Filed under: Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Consumer Alerts, Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney, Uncategorized | Tags: , , |

This question and more is explored in depth by Indianapolis based bankruptcy attorney John Bymaster in his new book Is Bankruptcy Biblically Moral ?

John explores how our modern system of bankruptcy laws are rooted in many parts of scripture. He discusses how the founding fathers of our country knew this and why they included provisions for bankruptcy in our Constitution.

We have blogged on this in a past post which you can find by clicking here.

This is a fascinating area which most folks are not aware of. I highly recommend this book if you are considering bankruptcy and have concerns about the morality of filing.

 

Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )

If you are behind in your house or vehicle payments, can Chapter 7 bankruptcy stop a foreclosure or repossession from taking place?

Posted on May 11, 2017. Filed under: Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Consumer Alerts, Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney, Uncategorized | Tags: |

Whenever any bankruptcy case is filed, the banks are usually stopped from taking action to collect the debts that were owed at the time of the bankruptcy. This feature of bankruptcy is called the “automatic stay.” The automatic stay, if it applies, stops a foreclosure or repossession from going forward. However, no Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing allows you to keep property that is security for a loan without making payments on the loan. For example, folks with home mortgages and vehicle loans cannot keep their homes and vehicles without making payments. As soon as the bankruptcy case is closed, the automatic stay terminates, and the bank can proceed with foreclosure or repossession. Moreover, if you are not current on payments, bank may ask the court to terminate the automatic stay while the bankruptcy is still pending, and, in Chapter 7, banks are usually able to terminate the automatic stay. In order to keep property that is security for a loan in Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you often must enter into a “reaffirmation agreement” with the bank who holds the lien on that property.

If you are behind on a home or vehicle loan and can not get caught up, you may want to ask your Bankruptcy Attorney about Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Chapter 13 bankruptcy can enable you to get caught up on the loans and possibly even pay the loans back through the Chapter 13 bankruptcy plan and stop paying the bank directly.

Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )

Bankruptcy Has Helped General Motors, Donald Trump and Puerto Rico. Can It Help You Too ?

Posted on May 4, 2017. Filed under: Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Consumer Alerts, Uncategorized | Tags: |

Why is bankruptcy an acceptable, legitimate means to try to save your business, home and deal with other debt ?   William D. Cohan, writing in the New York Times, gives us the answer:

“Indeed, for corporations across the country, both big and small, using the bankruptcy process to eliminate unwanted debt and liabilities is such an accepted practice that we don’t really give it much thought anymore. That is the beauty of the corporate bankruptcy process (if you care to look at it that way): Creditors must acknowledge they made poor investments by taking a fraction of their original principal and companies get a second chance.

Why, then, can’t a similar process be put in place to help the millions of American homeowners who for whatever personal reasons — usually no less justifiable than those offered up by G.M. or Chrysler — are unable to make their monthly mortgage payments? Why do the corporate fat cats get a respected and legitimate way to flush their unwanted debts but individual Americans homeowners don’t?”  click here for the full story

Yes, that’s right, American corporations and governments (think Detroit’s bankruptcy and now Puerto Rico) for years have used bankruptcy to save jobs, save companies and help the economy.  American citizens deserve no less !

This article explains how Donald Trump, now President of the United States, used bankruptcy to his advantage as well.

Read here about Puerto Rico’s recent bankruptcy filing.

Contact a bankruptcy attorney today to discuss your options under the law to help with your debt.

Remember, bankruptcy law is enshrined in the US Constitution and is your legal right.

Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )

Reputation

Posted on May 3, 2017. Filed under: Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Consumer Alerts, Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney, Uncategorized | Tags: |

Here at Kentucky Bankruptcy Attorney John Rogers, we take pride in our reputation and our ability to help folks with their money issues fairly and respectfully.  Let our clients share with you about their experience with our office:

 

“Payment plan and the cost was good. We will tell everyone we know about him” -Contessa

“From my very first visit, Mr. Rogers made me feel better about myself and what I had to do. All the staff and Mr. Rogers were the best.” -Annette

“The staff was very friendly and easy to talk to. John Rogers was also very friendly and easy to talk to.” -Julie

“Thank You for all you have done. I feel much better than I have since my husband’s passing. The stress has lifted immensely. ” -Vivian

“Always there when we needed you and it didn’t take long to wait for things to get done.” -Gene and Gloria

“Thanks for helping when no one else would !” -Shelia

“I thank God for all of you. Thank you for being so good to me. Keep God in your services.” -Geneva

“You all made me feel comfortable going through this Bankruptcy. Not at anytime did you make me feel belittled getting into this situation.” -Richard

“They accepted my handicap, I couldn’t make steps, and came downstairs.”    -anonymous

“Everyone was very nice. No one wants to file bankruptcy. We never felt like anyone was judging us. It was a great relief. We are very grateful for your services.” -Roy and Keatina

“Open and willingness to help in time of distress, and handicapped convenience” -Octava

“Thanks for helping us begin again after our business failed” -Jason and Bridgett

“Professional, discreet, and helpful”  -anonymous

“Your staff and you were so nice to us, you made an unpleasant experience as pleasant as you could. … You all go the extra mile. As a matter of fact, we have already recommended you to other people.” -Michael and Linda

Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )

« Previous Entries

Liked it here?
Why not try sites on the blogroll...