Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

24 Mar What To Do If You Are a Creditor In a Bankruptcy?

Most of the posts on this blog, and in fact on most bankruptcy blogs, focus on the consumer as the bankruptcy debtor.  That makes sense--most bankruptcy cases involve a consumer debtor and a number of institutional creditors, like banks and credit card companies.  And those banks...

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02 Mar Bankruptcy Means Test: Student Loans Used to Obtain Dentistry Degree Not “Consumer Debts” Under Section 707(b)

The 2005 Bankruptcy Reform Act's "means test" for chapter 7 bankruptcy filers was weakened by a recent ruling from a Texas bankruptcy court. Under this ruling, student loans incurred for the purpose of obtaining a professional degree to be used in business are not "consumer...

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04 Sep Health Savings Accounts Not Exempt in Bankruptcy

A health savings account (HSA) belonging to a Mounds View, Minnesota, police officer was not exempt in bankruptcy, the 8th Circuit Bankruptcy Apellate Panel ruled. The appeals court upheld the bankruptcy court's order thatin Minnesota, anHSA is property of the bankruptcy estate pursuant to 11...

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