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Chapter 13 Trustee in Seattle

Retiring Chapter 13 Trustee in Seattle After more than 19 years as the Chapter 13 Trustee in Seattle, Mike Fitzgerald will retire on September 30, 2918. The United States Trustee has announced the appointment of Jason Wilson-Aguilar as the Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for Seattle, effective October 1, 2018. After nearly two decades as the [...]

2018-10-01T21:08:46+00:00

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Tools for Your Home Mortgage

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy tools gives you options to help you manage your home mortgage. Chapter 13 involves a flexible payment plan that’s especially helpful with debts you can’t write off, or “discharge.” It can be much better if you own income taxes, child or spousal support, or student loans, for example. Chapter 13 can [...]

2018-05-14T03:17:11+00:00

Why Filing For Chapter 13 Bankruptcy May Be a Better Option for You

Circumstances May Favor Chapter 13 over Chapter 7 Chapter 13 Bankruptcy May Be a Better Option and is a form of consumer bankruptcy that requires some form of repayment to creditors over a three to five year period. Most consumers that we meet in our Oregon and Washington offices  come in believing that Chapter 13 [...]

2018-11-13T14:40:33+00:00

Saving Your Home With a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy in Washington

Chapter 13 is famous for two things. Saving Your Home and Being Complicated. Saving Your Home With a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy can be a very tedious process and here are some of the situations below. In the short term, Chapter 13 can stop foreclosures and other creditor actions (much like a Chapter 7). However, unlike [...]

2018-11-13T14:42:24+00:00

The Phantom Bankruptcy Discharge for the Washington Non-filing Spouse

A little known secret about bankruptcy in Washington is that you can get most of the benefits of a bankruptcy discharge even if your spouse filed and you don’t. This is so because of Section 523(a)(5) of the bankruptcy code, a little known provision that applies to a bankruptcy discharge in a community property state. [...]

2017-10-23T20:16:15+00:00

What to Do with Taxes that Bankruptcy won’t Discharge without Repayment?

Some taxes don’t qualify for bankruptcy discharge. Most often this is because they were due less than three years ago or were filed less than two years ago. Many of our potential bankruptcy clients worry about a big tax bill after bankruptcy, particularly clients with large balances owing to the Oregon Department of Revenue.  Certainly [...]

2018-05-14T03:45:06+00:00

HOW TO MAKE YOUR CAR DEAL BETTER IN BANKRUPTCY

If your car debt situation isn’t working for you, bankruptcy can provide you with opportunities to do some pretty great things to improve your situation. Under the bankruptcy code, interest rates and monthly car payments can often be lowered. Under some circumstances, the amount that you now owe on the car can be reduced as [...]

2018-05-14T03:49:02+00:00

DATE, TIME AND LOCATION FOR YOUR SALEM BANKRUPTCY HEARING

Once you a case is filed, the first question most of our clients have is when where is their Meeting of the Creditors is going to be held.  In terms of the when, we will let you know after the case is filed. If you forget, the Court itself will mail you a notice setting [...]

2018-05-14T03:51:08+00:00
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