Unless there is litigation involving objections to the bankruptcy discharge, the debtor will usually automatically receive a discharge. The Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure provide for the clerk of the bankruptcy court to send via US mail a copy of the order of discharge to all creditors, the U.S. trustee, the trustee in the case,… Continue reading How do you get a bankruptcy discharge?
The bankruptcy dollar adjustments are required to take place every three years pursuant to 11 U.S.C. §104. The new dollar amounts reflect an approximate, average 11% increase.
Even though crypto isn’t directly mentioned in the current bankruptcy laws, bankruptcy laws still apply to crypto. Transferring any asset to hide it from creditors is still a fraudulent transfer. Liquidating crypto to pay one creditor to the detriment of the other creditors may still be a preference.
So good news, filing bankruptcy will not affect immigration status, green card or the ability to apply for US Citizenship. The only way it could possibly affect these processes, is if it is found later that you had lied in your bankruptcy case under oath, or left out information in the bankruptcy petition,
To better understand bankruptcy and taxes a little background information is needed; it then becomes more clear why bankruptcy and taxes are so enter twined. First you have to understand that bankruptcy is made possible because of federal laws, and the federal government is made possible because of tax dollars. Why would the government try to give you a perk when you really need the help?
So I have touched on this topic in prior posts but I get asked this question from time to time: Can I file bankruptcy without a lawyer? My reply is usually you can but why would you want too? You need to know that filing personal bankruptcy under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 takes careful… Continue reading Can I file bankruptcy without a lawyer?
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court is part of the United States Federal Court System. As of the writing of this blog there are 94 Bankruptcy Districts in the United States. In all districts there is at least one siting bankruptcy court judge and a clerk of court. Almost all federal bankruptcy districts have more than on… Continue reading What bankruptcy district am I in