The Rules and Regulations Pertaining to New York Bankruptcy Law

There are several chapters like chapter 7, 9,11,12,13 of bankruptcy code under the federal law which governs the bankruptcy laws of New York. The various chapters under the bankruptcy law cover various issues and therefore guides as to how to deal with, and decide cases falling under each chapter effectively. Chapter 7 is applicable for debtors who have no assets to repay the debts. Chapter 9 deals with cases of government municipalities. For the owners or shareholders of a company there is chapter 11. Chapter 12 deals with fishermen and farmers. For salaried individuals or families, self employed and wage earners there is Chapter 13.

As fixed under chapter 7 of the New York bankruptcy law, the income of an individual under such cases should be less than the average income. Under this chapter, the cases that are handled are almost made fully exempt from the debt, but some things like student loans, alimony, child support, fraudulently acquired debts have to be paid off. The r

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Business Bankruptcy Attorney – What Can They Offer to My Business?

Financial crises are taking the world by storm. Many businesses have had to declare themselves bankrupt and shut down operations, because they found themselves in an acute liquidity crisis. This serves as a good example for many other businesses, which are still operating, to start preparing for the worst. When preparing for the worst, a business must hire a business bankruptcy attorney before they even require the services of one.

Handling and dealing with a bankruptcy situation is never easy. You have high debts and expenses to pay off and the creditors of the business come pressurizing you for their payment. It’s not something that you can take on your own. You will need professional help, especially when it comes to a matter of thousands of dollars. This professional help comes in the form of a business bankruptcy attorney who will do the most he / she can, to get you out of the crisis while helping you lose the least because of it.

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The Bankruptcy Filing Numbers Down, Bad News for a Bankruptcy Attorney

Recently, the bankruptcy filing rate came out and it shows that less Americans are filing for bankruptcy to eliminate their debt. According to the bankruptcy filing data, the number of Americans filing bankruptcy dropped from the same period last year ending September 30, 2012. The greatest decrease was those filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy which declined around 15%. The number of Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings also declined 10%. In 2010 the US saw a record number 1.6 million people filing bankruptcy for numerous reasons. In 2011, the decline began dropping the rate to 1.47 million bankruptcies and now it has further declined to 1,261,140. While this sounds like good news for the economy, it seems like bad news for a bankruptcy attorney.

Typically, the majority of people file Chapter 7 bankruptcy over all the other chapters. Because of the bankruptcy code changes back in 2005 and the real estate bubble bursting in 2007, we’ve seen an increase of Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings

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Hiring a Bankruptcy Attorney Can Be Like Building a Football Team

Every fall football season comes into full swing and many armchair quarterbacks sit home and talk about what changes they would make to their favorite team to have a successful season. Dealing with serious financial matters can be very similar. When putting together a football team every member is of utmost importance. Most of the focus is usually on the quarterback who is the center of the team. When it comes to filing bankruptcy one could use the analogy of drafting a football team on how to proceed. Knowing this, just like the quarterback on a football team, one of the most important members would be the bankruptcy attorney. Everyone knows filing for bankruptcy can be one of the most stressful times in anyone’s life. That’s why it’s important to accumulate the proper legal team to have the most successful bankruptcy filing.

Hiring a bankruptcy attorney should be looked at as acquiring an invaluable team member no different than what a sports team would do

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Filing for Bankruptcy – Look Before You Leap

In the event of unpaid debts, it is advised to call or e-mail law firms, before attempting any desperate measures such as raiding one’s retirement plan, transferring property, or transferring credit card balances. One must consult bankruptcy lawyers, before making such hasty decisions.

Make sure that experienced bankruptcy lawyers are contacted if one has been sued or if there remains a pending judgment. Once a judgment has been issued, the underlying debt becomes a secured debt and can be paid off by seizing bank accounts, garnishing wages or seizing property.

Note that bankruptcy is not a good solution if one is elderly and/or has no assets that a creditor could garnish (social security wages, as an example) or seize. Even if one has non-exempt assets and debts such as student loans, an Atlanta bankruptcy attorney always advises not to file for bankruptcy.

It should be known that bankruptcy for individuals if of two types- Chapter 13 and Chapter 7. A Cha

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What Everyone Needs to Know About Hiring a Bankruptcy Attorney?

The foremost responsibility of a bankruptcy attorney is to deal with the bankruptcy proceedings of his / her client. They also have to provide them with legal advice and representation in each step of the way. The bankruptcy attorney has to assist his / her client to pay off their debts once a decision has been reached by the courts on this matter. Before anything happens though, the attorney has to make sure that their client fully understands the process and what it means for their financial future. The attorney has to be able to advise the client, if there are other options available to them.

When faced with bankruptcy one of the most important things that one has to do is look for a reputable bankruptcy attorney. There are many attorneys who are not well-versed in bankruptcy laws. For this reason it is important to select an attorney who has experience in handling bankruptcy cases. Also, their level of experience is very important. The more experienced they are, better th

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Bad News for Bankruptcy Attorneys, Bankruptcy Filing Numbers Down

Recently, the numbers of Americans filing bankruptcy were released by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and it showed a steady decline in filings. While this sounds good for the economy, it also will affect the career choice of a bankruptcy attorney. Bankruptcy attorneys typically strive in a bad economy as many Americans need to use their services to get out of debt. In 2010, the US had a record 1.6 million Americans filing for bankruptcy because of the financial debacle back in 2007. At the end of fiscal 2012, that number had dropped to 1.3 million bankruptcy filings and we are expected to finish this year off around 1 million. Realistically, this number is still very high if we compare that to the record high back in 2005 when it was about 1 million. Back in 2005, there were a large number of people filing for bankruptcy prior to the bankruptcy code changes because of fear of not being able to qualify. When the dust settled and the bankruptcy code was changed it included a means test tha

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A Bankruptcy Attorney Is Extremely Beneficial

A bankruptcy attorney is a very vital part to the field of law. Not only are they important to their field, but they are also important to anyone who is going through financial struggles and is thinking about filing for bankruptcy. Although it may seem crazy to some, that a person going through obvious financial strain, would shell out hundreds or even thousands of dollars to hire a lawyer. This is actually a wonderful idea.

In actuality, not hiring a bankruptcy attorney could turn out to be disastrous. First of all, these professionals have years of background knowledge, training and hands-on experience dealing with these particular types of cases. Because the legal system can be somewhat complex and confusing at times, it’s always a best bet to have someone by your side that is able to properly and successfully see you through your case. Without their assistance, however, you may actually end up in worse shape than when you started.

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How Bankruptcy Attorney Fees Are Determined?

Bankruptcy can basically be defined as, when a person or entity cannot pay owed creditors. Once a person / entity reach such a financial position, it has to file for bankruptcy. Obviously, the first thing to be considered is the legality of the bankruptcy, amongst other things. One of the hardest things to figure out is the bankruptcy attorney fees, because these vary from attorney to attorney. This makes the process more stressful for people who have to file for bankruptcy. One can file for bankruptcy without hiring the services of an attorney. But, it is always recommended to use one when filing for bankruptcy.

It is better to hire an independent bankruptcy attorney, because firms charge significantly higher fees. Some people first get in touch with the firms and are prepared to pay any amount of money because they feel overwhelmed by their situation. Whether one hires a firm or an individual one has to get the services paid for. As a debtor one has to secure the best legal

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5 Tips for Choosing the Right Bankruptcy Attorney for You

Filing a bankruptcy is a big life choice. As I have written in previous posts it is not nearly as scary as people assume it to be. That said, it is important to choose an attorney who knows what they are doing and who has a reputation for good client advocacy.

You don’t want to get stuck with someone who won’t return your phone calls, is rude, or who gets disbarred after they start taking your money.

What follows are some tips for choosing a good bankruptcy attorney.

1. You can find attorneys with bankruptcy expertise by using the attorney finder function of NACBA. NACBA is the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. Attorneys that you find on this site have paid dues to the organization which I believe shows that they are committed to the bankruptcy field. You want an attorney who files bankruptcies regularly, not once or twice a year.

2. Another good source is your local bar association. Contact your local bar association and

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