Means Test Numbers Change November 1, 2014

When you file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case, your household’s income must be below a certain threshold. You enter the household’s income on the Chapter 7 Means Test. (Official Form B22A can be found here). The Means Test threshold is based on the State where you file

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Protecting Social Security Funds in Bankruptcy

Some kinds of money are treated differently in bankruptcy. When you file a bankruptcy case, you use “exemptions,” or laws that provide protections, to keep your property with you. Those exemptions are used on Schedule C of a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 bankruptcy documents. If

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Citigroup Mortgage Settlement

Citigroup has agreed to pay $7 billion to settle claims related to unlawful mortgage practices. It will likely take a few months for us to know more information about tho get involved in the settlement. On a bankruptcy related note, attorneys should start thinking about adding a

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Ocwen, American Home Mortgage Servicing, Litton Loan Settlement – DEADLINE September 15, 2014

In December 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) announced a settlement with Ocwen, American Home Mortgage Servicing, and Litton Loan. The settlement is based on deceptive tactics in foreclosure actions, which we’ve heard a lot about since the real estate crash of 2008. The settlement gives

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CFPB Files Suit Against Frederick J Hanna & Assoc in Atlanta, Georgia

On July 14, 2014, a Government agency named the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) filed a lawsuit against an Atlanta area debt collection law firm, Frederick J. Hanna & Associates and 3 of its partners. The CFPB is asking that Hanna and the partners be prevented from

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Bankruptcy Court Fees Increase as of June 1, 2014

The Court’s filing fees increase as of June 1, 2014, as follows – Chapter 7 $335.00 (increased from $306.00) Chapter 13 $310.00 (increased from $281.00) Angel M. Van Wieren Law Offices of Angel M. Van Wieren, PC

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Bankruptcy Crimes – Hiding Income, Real Housewives Style

Teresa Guidice, of Real Housewives fame, and her husband pled guilty to hiding income from the Bankruptcy Court. After filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case in 2009, Teresa and Joe hid income from the “Real Housewives” show, magazine appearances, business income and rental income. Yesterday, Teresa and

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FREE Tax Preparation in Atlanta

Again, this year, the VITA program is available for free tax return preparation in or around Atlanta. You can find the nearest location by visiting this website - You should  take the following with you to the VITA location – Proof of identification – Picture ID Social

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Bankruptcy “Petition Preparer,” or typist, sentenced to Federal Prison

We all know that “bankruptcy petition preparers,” or typists, are prevalent in the bankruptcy world. These preparers are paid to type information into the free bankruptcy forms available online. Under no circumstances should a bankruptcy petition preparer charge more than a typist. Because the preparer cannot be an

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