Category Archives: Bankruptcy Exemptions

Can I Keep My COVID-19 Stimulus Payment if I File Bankruptcy

If you live on Earth and have not been in a coma recently, you’ve probably been overwhelmed by bad news related to the coronavirus and the brutal economic fallout caused by weeks of business shutdowns. But there is some good news contained in the CARES Act, passed by congress and signed into law by President […]

Will I Lose My Tax Refund if I File for Bankruptcy?

With 2018 upon us, we’re within just a few weeks of being able to file our 2017 tax returns – which may mean a big tax refund! For many of my bankruptcy clients, tax refund season is an important time of year. It might mean purchasing that new vehicle they desperately need, or putting new […]

What is a “No Asset” Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case?

When you file for bankruptcy protection under chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code, you have to tell the court and your trustee about all property you own. You list all “real property” (your home if you own it; your rental property; land, etc.) on Schedule A of your bankruptcy schedules, and all “personal property” (everything […]

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