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What Is The U.S. Trustee?

By Kelley Fulton Kaplan & Eller |

When we talk about bankruptcy, we usually talk about the trustee in your case. The trustee is the government official that is charged with acting as a representative of your creditors. Practically, you may have a lot of creditors. They can’t all review your paperwork, ask you questions, investigate your assets, sell property, distribute… Read More »

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Are Unemployment Overpayments Dischargeable In Bankruptcy?

By Kelley Fulton Kaplan & Eller |

During the height of the COVID-19 crisis, businesses closed down, and people found themselves out of work. As a result, many people found themselves unemployed—in fact, many states made it easier than ever to get unemployment. Overpayments of Benefits But many people who got unemployment now find themselves in a difficult situation—many received overpayments,… Read More »

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How You Can Be Sued For A Credit Card Debt Without A Credit Agreement

By Kelley Fulton Kaplan & Eller |

If you are sued on a credit card debt, you may expect that the credit card company will show up to court with the credit agreement that you signed. After all, a credit agreement is a contract, and to sue on a contract, you need a copy of that contract. However, that isn’t always… Read More »

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Can Debt From A Bail Bond Be Discharged In Bankruptcy?

By Kelley Fulton Kaplan & Eller |

Although it is not a very common occurrence, it does happen that people owe money from a bail bond. Is this debt dischargeable in bankruptcy? What is a Bail Bond? If you are charged with a crime, you have a right to be set free while you are awaiting trial. However, the state has… Read More »

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What’s A Critical Vendor In A Chapter 11 Case?

By Kelley Fulton Kaplan & Eller |

When a company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, just like with any kind of bankruptcy, the debtor cannot simply pay some creditors, and not others. This is prejudicial to the creditors who were not paid. Why are Some Vendors so Important? The problem is that a business has some vendors that it absolutely needs… Read More »

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Getting Rid Of A Repossession Deficiency Judgment

By Kelley Fulton Kaplan & Eller |

When you can’t make your car payment and you start to fall seriously behind in payments, you probably know that it’s likely that repossession of the car is coming. The repossession of your vehicle is bad enough. But what many people don’t realize is that even after repossession, you may face what is known… Read More »

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Rental Scam Is A Reminder That Bankruptcy Can Help With Rent Problems

By Kelley Fulton Kaplan & Eller |

Now that the moratorium on evictions has ended in most states, including Florida, people who are behind on their rent may be facing eviction, wondering where they will go next. For many, even if they are once again employed, the months of missed rent while COVID kept them out of work is way more… Read More »

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The Myth Of The Repeat Bankruptcy Filer

By Kelley Fulton Kaplan & Eller |

Somebody’s neighbor filed for bankruptcy 5 times. That superstar is filing bankruptcy for the 3rd time in 5 years. Your friend’s cousin is on her 4th bankruptcy. Yes, there are a lot of rumors and myths about the repeat bankruptcy filer—the guy or girl who just keeps filing them, discharging their debts and walking… Read More »

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Things You Should Say — And Shouldn’t Say — To Debt Collectors

By Kelley Fulton Kaplan & Eller |

If you’re getting collection calls, you may be wondering what you can and cannot say. While there is no one set of rules when it comes to handling collection calls, there are some general guidelines that you can follow when dealing with debt collectors. If you have a valid reason why you think the… Read More »

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Why Debt Settlement Companies Are Often Scams

By Kelley Fulton Kaplan & Eller |

If you are thinking of bankruptcy, another idea may have come to mind, either on your own, or because of an advertisement that you saw or read: Debt relief companies. These companies can seem like they are a great idea, but in reality, they are not only a poor alternative to bankruptcy, but can… Read More »

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