Post-Petition Property Transfers

Post-Petition Property Transfers Every so often clients will ask me if they can sell, give away, deed, or transfer property after their bankruptcy is filed.  I’m glad that they ask, because the consequences for a prohibited post-petition property transfer are steep. Let’s quickly review how property works in bankruptcy.  Once you file bankruptcy, all property becomes property of the bankruptcy … Continue reading »

Discharge Traffic Tickets In Chapter 7

It is possible to discharge traffic tickets in a chapter 7 bankruptcy.  Many lawyers will tell you that you cannot discharge traffic tickets in chapter 7 at all; and, that you have to file a chapter 13.  However, that is not true.  This is one of the funny technicalities of the Bankruptcy Code that less experienced lawyers overlook. Section 523(a)(7) … Continue reading »