More Resolving Mortgage Accounting Disputes

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Chapter 13 gives you a good way to resolve accounting disputes about a lender’s additional fees and charges, and whether you’ve cured the default.   Last week we described a Chapter 13 procedure to force mortgage lenders to resolve mortgage accounting disputes. This procedure focuses on changes to the monthly mortgage payment amount during the case. These are often just … Read More

During 2019 You Can Include 2018 Income Tax Debt in Chapter 13

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If you owe 2018 income tax you can now include that tax into a new Chapter 13 case and payment plan.     Have you been considering filing bankruptcy and now also expect to owe income taxes for 2018? If so, the start of 2019 gives you more reason to file a Chapter 13 “adjustment of debts” case. Why? Because … Read More

Beyond Paying Your Chapter 13 Plan

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To finish your case successfully, sometimes beyond paying your Chapter 13 plan you may need to pay a debt directly and do some other things.   The bankruptcy court’s approval of your payment plan (at the Confirmation Hearing) happens about 2-to-4 months after filing your case. At that point your Chapter 13 case is fully on its way. You likely … Read More

The Chapter 13 Confirmation Hearing

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At the Confirmation Hearing (which you almost never need to attend) the bankruptcy judge “confirms” (approves) your Chapter 13 payment plan.   The Chapter 13 Plan As we said last week about the Meeting of Creditors, a Chapter 13 case is all about “the plan.” The plan is your financial road map during the 3 to 5 years that you … Read More

The Chapter 13 Meeting of Creditors

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At the Chapter 13 Meeting of Creditors you, your lawyer, & the trustee discuss your payment plan and any creditor & trustee questions.   The Chapter 13 Payment Plan The core of your Chapter 13 “adjustment of debts” case is the payment plan. The plan is a detailed outline of who you will pay, how much, and when. A Chapter … Read More

Your Chapter 13 Trustee

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The Chapter 13 trustee is an important player in your “adjustment of debts” case so it helps to know how to deal with him or her.

Changing Your Chapter 13 Payment Plan

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Before committing to a Chapter 13 “adjustment of debts” it’s good to know that its plan can likely be “modified” if your situation changes.

The Power of the Co-Debtor Stay

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If protecting your co-debtor from having to pay your debt is a high priority, Chapter 13 has a remarkable tool for doing that.