There are some common mistakes to avoid if you file for bankruptcy. According to 11 U.S. Code § 548, a debtor is not allowed to transfer assets. It is important to know that bankruptcy courts will look back eight years to review all transactions made. You must disclose all assets because withholding assets is considered…

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On December 27, 2020, President Trump approved the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. This is a $2.3 trillion bill that combines the $900 billion stimulus relief for the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States with a $1.4 trillion spending bill that prevents a government shutdown. The bill will provide stimulus payments of $600 for individuals and…

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According to an article in CPA Practice Adviser, 79% of U.S. adults are experiencing stress from financial instability during Covid-19. However, it’s good to know your home is safe during this time. On March 19, 2020, Governor Murphy announced  Executive Order No. 106 which prohibits removing individuals from their homes pursuant to an eviction or…

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On November 17th Joe Biden, addressed some of the campaign promises  he’s made pertaining to student loan debt. Although he isn’t inaugurated yet, he has promised to forgive up to $10,000 of private, non federal student loan debt for each borrower. However, the average student loan debt is estimated to be about $47,000. President-elect Biden…

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On December 9th 2020, US Senator Elizabeth Warren and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler announced the possibility of a new bill called the Consumer Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2020. The Act will replace chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy with a single system available to all consumers which would reduce filing fees and create a…

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On Saturday, November 7th, Joe Biden was declared the winner of the presidential election by all major news outlets. According to Joe Biden’s official campaign website, Biden plans to adopt the bankruptcy reform proposal brought forth by Senator Elizabeth Warren. Warren believed the 2005 bankruptcy bill, originally sponsored by President-elect Biden, made it harder for…

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Filing for bankruptcy is available to everyone including people with criminal records. Filing for bankruptcy with a criminal record can clear up any unnecessary debt from creditors and leftover money to put towards the debtor’s criminal financial obligations. However, bankruptcy does not discharge any criminal restitution payments. One of the benefits of filing a Chapter…

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With student loan debt topping over $1.6 trillion, it seems like a dream to ever be freed from student loan debt. However, It’s a possible task to discharge your student loan debt through bankruptcy. According to SSRN, only 0.1% have attempted to discharge their debts. It’s true that courts are willing, but few are asking.…

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With student loan debt topping  $1.6 trillion and over 40 million borrowers struggling to repay their debts during Covid-19, both President Trump and former Vice President Biden have plans to address one of the most important topics amongst the 2020 presidential election. Joe Biden plans to cancel up to $10,000 of student loan debt for…

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In recent years, student loan debt has topped $1.6 trillion, making it the largest of consumer debt. Common issues with student loan collection agencies consist of aggressive and abusive collection tactics and failure to accurately inform borrowers of their rights. Currently, bankruptcy laws make it difficult to discharge student debt. However , for most people…

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By: Priscilla Lozano In August 2019, Trump suspended the process of forgiving the debts owed by veterans suffering with severe disabilities, despite pledging and easy erasal. The loan forgiveness was halted in late October of 2019, for more than 20,000 veterans who qualify. In fact Pence stated, “With the stroke of a pen, the president…

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