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Stimulus Package Contains Some Bankruptcy Reform

By Kelley, Fulton & Kaplan |

It’s often strange the kind of things that get thrown into bills that become laws. But hidden in all the media hype about the COVID-related stimulus package is some help for those who are filing for bankruptcy, particularly those filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Chapter 13 Review The help comes in the form of… Read More »

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Can I Lose My Stimulus Payment in Bankruptcy?

By Kelley, Fulton & Kaplan |

As of this writing, many Americans have already received their second stimulus check. But for a bankruptcy filer, the biggest question may be how to make sure the stimulus money isn’t taken by creditors or by the bankruptcy court. Stimulus and Creditors Unfortunately, there is nothing in the law that makes a stimulus check… Read More »

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Interest Rates: How Much is Too Much?

By Kelley, Fulton & Kaplan |

What drives many people into bankruptcy is not necessarily their deb, or the amount they charged or were charged. What drives many people into bankruptcy is the interest on the debt that they may have. That interest can sometimes be so extraordinary, and so significant, that even people who try to make good faith… Read More »

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We’re Celebrating 20 Years Helping Bankruptcy Clients!

By Kelley, Fulton & Kaplan |

Bankruptcy attorneys come and go. Sometimes, they are new on the scene, whether because they’re new lawyers, or because bankruptcy gets trendy, and is the “hot” legal area, so more and more attorneys try to test their hand in bankruptcy’s murky waters. But not us. We’re now celebrating our 20th anniversary as a law… Read More »

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Non-Dischargeable Domestic Support Obligations: There Are More Than You Think

By Kelley, Fulton & Kaplan |

As a general rule, support obligations to a spouse, former spouse, or to a child in the form of child support, are not dischargeable. Your bankruptcy discharge will not include these debts, and they will continue on, even after your discharge (although once your dischargeable debts are gone, you may have more money to… Read More »

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All About Cars in Bankruptcy

By Kelley, Fulton & Kaplan |

Cars are our lifeblood. They are how we get to work, and take care of our family. Especially in South Florida, where there is a lack of public transportation, getting a fresh start in bankruptcy doesn’t mean much if you lose your car in the bankruptcy. Here are some things that you should know… Read More »

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Paying an Insider Before Filing for Bankruptcy? Watch Out…

By Kelley, Fulton & Kaplan |

In bankruptcy, all creditors are supposed to be treated equally. The debtor, presumably, has limited if any resources or assets, and it is up to the court to make sure that all creditors get whatever the debtor has, equally (or at least, in whatever way the law says that the debtor’s assets should be… Read More »

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Bankruptcy and Medical Bills

By Kelley, Fulton & Kaplan |

It is always upsetting to see someone get themselves into financial trouble. However, it is more upsetting when someone is in financial trouble when they did nothing to cause the debt. Such is the case with medical debt. Medical Problems and Debt It is an insult to existing injury when someone with a terrible… Read More »

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