May 31, 2014
The answer to this is no…and yes. In Arizona, wedding rings are exempt up to $2,000. This means that for both you and your spouse, you can exempt a total of $2,000 of the value of your wedding rings. For most people, this is more than enough to keep their rings safe. But what if, during better economic times, you purchased more expensive jewelry? Technically, the Trustee can have you turn over your jewelry. Does this happen often? No. Could it? It could.
Feb 24, 2014
The ultimate goal of your chapter 7 or 13 bankruptcy is receiving a discharge from the court. In a chapter 7 bankruptcy this occurs after your paperwork is filed, the meeting of creditors is held, the time period has passed for any creditors to object to a discharge, and you have completed your required financial education course.
Jan 24, 2014
Once you file for bankruptcy, there are two things that automatically occur: the automatic stay springs into effect to prevent your creditors from collecting, and the bankruptcy estate is created. The bankruptcy estate defines the nature of your assets by the date and time that you filed for bankruptcy. Money earned immediately before filing for bankruptcy is considered property of the estate, while money earned after filing your petition is not a part of the estate.
Dec 9, 2013
Understanding Your Bankruptcy Filing: Schedules G, H, I, and J
In our last several blog posts, we have covered the types of information that are needed when you file your bankruptcy petition. We discuss the final schedules included in your petition in this article.
Sep 19, 2013
In our previous post we discussed the bankruptcy petition, the Schedule A listing of real estate/property and the Schedule B listing of personal property. In this post we will discuss property exemptions (Schedule C). Under federal and state bankruptcy laws, there are categories and amounts of property that are exempt from the bankruptcy process. […]
Sep 10, 2013
Part of our commitment as bankruptcy attorneys is to inform and educate clients about the bankruptcy process. As a part of the client-attorney team, it is important for you to understand the forms you sign as part of your bankruptcy case. You are required to sign many of the forms we will file and […]
Aug 28, 2013
Bankruptcy laws provide for you to exempt property from the bankruptcy process that is necessary for you to get a fresh start. In handling your bankruptcy case, we will need to take into consideration how long you have lived in Arizona to effectively plan your property exemptions. Some states will allow you to […]
Aug 26, 2013
When you have decided to file bankruptcy there are certain issues that need to be determined prior to your filing. As your Arizona bankruptcy attorneys, we will discuss the strategies involved in filing that will be of the most benefit to you and your spouse or family, if applicable. Should Both Spouses File Bankruptcy? […]
Aug 14, 2013
An important part of making your decision to file bankruptcy is deciding which type of bankruptcy is right for you. For the most part you will be making the decision to file chapter 7 or chapter 13. Although it is possible to “convert” or switch from chapter 7 to chapter 13 or vice versa, it […]
Jul 12, 2013
Advantages of Bankruptcy As part of our work with clients considering bankruptcy, we want to make sure you understand all of your options. When you are faced with stress and overwhelming debt, bankruptcy can be one option that can quickly end creditor harassment. When you file for bankruptcy, your creditors must stop calling or […]