Chapter 7 Trustee

The chapter 7 trustee is a private party who is appointed by the US Trustee’s Office to oversee chapter 7 cases.  Most chapter 7 trustees are attorneys, but some are CPAs or people with backgrounds in business.  The chapter 7 trustee conducts the 341 meeting of creditors, reviews the petition for accuracy, collects and liquidates assets, makes the asset report … Continue reading »

Overturning, Revoking, or Denying A Bankruptcy Discharge

People want to know whether a bankruptcy can be overturned or revoked.  There are three ways that a bankruptcy can be overturned or revoked: 1) denial of discharge, 2) revocation of discharge, or 3) denial of dischargeability.  Each one is different. Denial of Discharge A bankruptcy discharge is denied through an adversary proceeding.  Denial of discharge is usually what people … Continue reading »

Bankruptcy And Your Security Clearance

When you have a security clearance, financial problems are even more stressful because you worry about your security clearance.  For most people, bankruptcy seems like an obvious solution to financial trouble.  If you have a security clearance, you worry about whether the bankruptcy will affect your security clearance.  Here’ what you need to know about your security clearance and 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 »

Tax Refunds In Bankruptcy

Many of my clients want to know if they can keep their tax refunds after the file bankruptcy.  For many people, the tax refund is an important source of revenue and income during the year.  It is possible a file bankruptcy and keep your tax refund, but you must follow the proper procedure.  Additionally, if you owe the IRS any … Continue reading »