Chapter 7

Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

 You should consult with an attorney before you decide to file for bankruptcy protection. There are two major types of personal bankruptcy protection – Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. Chapter 7 Chapter 13 Benefits Some of the benefits of filing under Chapter 7 include – stopping foreclosure,

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What Is A Reaffirmation Agreement And Should I Sign It?

A Reaffirmation Agreement is a contract given to you by one of your creditors after you file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Before a Reaffirmation Agreement is binding, it must be signed and filed with the Court.  Generally speaking, Reaffirmation Agreements are very, very rarely in your best

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Key to Reading “Notice of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case”

The, “Notice of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case,” mailed to you and all of your creditors contains important information about you, your case and deadlines.  You should read it thoroughly when you receive it. With that being said, it isn’t the easiest document to read. Below is a

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“Means Test” Numbers Decreased on November 1, 2012

It will be harder to file under Chapter 7 as of November 1, 2012. The Office of the United States Trustee changes the “Means Test” numbers twice a year. On November 1, 2012, the following changes take effect for all bankruptcy filings in Georgia: Household size of

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“Stripping” a Mortgage From Your House – Chapter 7

One of the most important benefits of filing under Chapter 13 is the possibility of, “stripping,” or removing a mortgage from your residential property.  As a crash course in bankruptcy law, all of the following must be true if you want to, “strip,” a mortgage: (1) you

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Do I Qualify To File Under Chapter 7? Take This Quick Means Test Calculator!

By using‘s bankruptcy means test calculator, you can make a quick determination about whether you qualify to file under Chapter 7. Remember, this tool should not be used to make the final determination of whether you qualify to file under Chapter 7. Van Wieren Law Firm, LLC

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How Much Does It Cost To File Bankruptcy In Atlanta?

This is the most common question I hear when I’m discussing debt management options with a prospective client. So, let’s cut to the chase. Court Required Filing Fee Chapter 7 $306.00 Chapter 13 $281.00 Pre-Filing Financial Counseling Course Free-$50.00, depending on the vendor you use and the

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Will My Employer Find Out I Filed For Bankruptcy?

If you file under Chapter 7, your employer will not be notified by the Court.  A word of caution, bankruptcy filings are public record.  Anyone can call the Court’s phone number and check the filing records.  Because bankruptcy filings are public record, you should be aware that

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What If I Forgot To List A Creditor In My Bankruptcy Petition?

As part of supplying the necessary documents to your bankruptcy attorney in Atlanta before your case is filed, you will be asked to get a copy of your credit reports. You have an obligation to the Bankruptcy Court to disclose all of your debts in your petition, regardless of whether you want to continue to pay a debt after filing (ex: house or car payment).

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Can I Keep My Tax Refund If I File For Bankruptcy In Atlanta?

It’s that time of the year when people use their tax refunds to file for bankruptcy protection, or to get ahead after their bankruptcy case has been discharged. Whether you can keep your tax refund depends on questions that you should be prepared to answer before your

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Law Offices of Angel M. Van Wieren, P.C.
675 Seminole Ave NE, Ste 102
Atlanta, GA 30307
Phone: (404) 963-7408

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  • We are a Debt Relief Agency as designated by the U.S. Congress. We proudly help people with debt relief, including filing for bankruptcy relief.
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- M. Fisher, 2012.
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