What Would Happen if Mayor Bloomberg Filed Bankruptcy?

Mayor Bloomberg in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy? Do you see the glass as half-full or half-empty?  If you see the glass as half-full you are probably an optimistic person and have tendencies of becoming an entrepreneur.   True entrepreneurs do not see a stigma associated with bankruptcy.    In fact, most entrepreneurs have difficult times along their path […]

Will Bankruptcy Help With My Con Edison Bills?

Will Bankruptcy Help With Late Utilities in NYC? Utility bills such as Con Edison electric bills can be discharged in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy since they are considered dischargeable debt (like credit cards).  Someone who files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy will be entitled to electric service regardless of the amount owed before the petition was […]

National Mortgage Settlement Summary

According to the National Mortgage Settlement web site, 49 state attorneys general and the federal government reached agreement to settle a long-running dispute with the country’s five largest loan servicers: Ally/GMAC, Bank of America, Citi, JPMorgan Chase, and Wells Fargo. The settlement will provide as much as $25 billion in relief to distressed borrowers and […]

Think Twice Before Using a Bankruptcy Petition Preparer

If Your Debts Are No Longer Manageable, Hire a Bankruptcy Lawyer, Not a Petition Preparer If you live in New York City and you are considering using a Paralegal or Bankruptcy Petition Preparer use caution.  First of all, do not give any such preparer a consulting fee.  Often these paralegals will take the fee and […]

Can I Keep My Car if I File for Bankruptcy in New York?

If you file for Bankruptcy in New York there are several options for you to keep your car.  Much of this depends on whether you file for a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy.  If you file for a Chapter 7 (Liquidation) and you have less than $4,000 in equity (equity= value of the car […]

Are Drunk Driving Debts Dischargeable in Bankruptcy in New York?

If you have debts resulting from a drunk driving accident and are considering filing for bankruptcy this is an important factor to consider.  The answer is no.  Debts for personal injury or death as the result of a drunk driving debt are non-dischargeable and will not be wiped out in Bankruptcy.  Similarly, if the operator […]

Will my dependent children be listed on my New York Bankruptcy Petition?

No!  The Bankruptcy code prohibits full names of minors who are not a party to the Bankruptcy to be listed.  However, if you are filing for Bankruptcy relief in New York the first and last initials of any such minors should be listed in your petition. If you are considering filing for bankruptcy you should […]

Who May reopen a chapter 7 Bankruptcy case in Manhattan?

In New York City once a Bankruptcy case has been discharged a debtor or any party in interest may reopen the case.  For instance, if Dell computers never received actual notice of a Chapter 7 filing and there were assets distributed he can have the case reopened to contest the discharge or seek monetary damages. […]