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What happens to a non-filing spouses joint tenancy interest when the debtor dies during the pendency of a bankruptcy proceeding?

In a recent decision from the 10th Circuit, the court held that the bankruptcy estate’s interest in joint tenancy property terminated upon debtor’s death. When the Chapter 7 debtor died post-petition, the case continued under Bankruptcy Rule 1016 but the … Continue reading

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Can I Obtain Federal Student Loans During or After a Bankruptcy?

Generally, approval is needed from the bankruptcy court to take on any new debt in the form of a new federal or private student loan.  This would include the filing of a refinance or even a consolidation application – as … Continue reading

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Can Foreigner File Bankruptcy in Florida?

Florida residency is significant if bankruptcy is more than one way. A person may not claim Florida bankruptcy exemptions unless he has resided in Florida for two years. Prior to two year residency, the debtor is eligible for exemptions in … Continue reading

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PG&E Bankruptcy Designed to Protect Shareholders, Not Help Victims

PG&E says that its bankruptcy will be in the best interests of its wildfire victims.  Not true.  PG&E’s only motivation in filing for bankruptcy is to protect shareholder value by keeping as much money as possible out of the hands of … Continue reading

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What to Look For In Hiring a Bankruptcy Attorney?

When you are thinking about hiring a bankruptcy attorney, what should you consider? – besides all the regular stuff like client reviews, years of practice, cost, availability, knowledgeable, friendliness of attorney and staff etc. One thing to keep in mind … Continue reading

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