A: Once you have retained our office you can give your creditors our name & number
& this will help alleviate a lot of the calls-however until the case is filed they can still
A: This is a very complex question and cannot be answered with one or two short
sentences. At our law office we prefer to tailor this answer by example, & the best
examples involve those situations which are affecting your life-so rather than confuse
the client at this juncture-contact us to schedule your free initial consultation today.
A: THE FEE VARIES & IS DETERMINED ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS. Our fees start
at $851-many cases are that amount but we ethically cannot give you an actual fee
quote until you have visited our office & met personally with the attorney.
A: Again this is a complex question-but in most instances our clients are able to keep
their real estate & personal property as long as the budget & income supports these
A: There is no minimum amount; however in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy there is a
maximum amount of debt the debtor can have.
A: Divorce can significantly affect the timing of the bankruptcy filing & the type of debt
discharged. In some cases a chapter 13 plan payment, where the payment is based on
income & expenses-not necessarily the amount of the debt, may be the answer if a
individual was ordered to pay marital debt.
A: Sometimes yes-sometimes no. Before you visit our office go to TaxHelpLaw.com and
follow the Steps to getting the tax legal documents and advice you need before you come
in. If there is time, Ms. Burnett works with J David Hopkins to arrange your situation
where your tax debt will be dischargeable. But, it takes cooperation and work by both
A: No, not through the usual bankruptcy process. In order to discharge a student loan a
proceeding called an adversary proceeding must be filed & only a small percentage of
these cases win.
A: Not until the bankruptcy is filed with the bankruptcy court-just retaining an
attorney will not stop the garnishment.
A: With a Ch. 7 bankruptcy the tax liens usually survive and continue through the
collection time period. With Ch. 13 bankruptcies, the tax lien is often paid and released at
the end of the payoff. Each case is different but return filing is important!
A: The answer can be complicated. If you receive your refund before the bankrupcty is
filed, then the trustee cannot take it but they will wonder where you spent the money.
The IRS might argue that the refund should be offset against non-priority tax debt. If
you are expecting a refund, the trustee will want it.
A: In most all cases, no.
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