Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

28 May If I File A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy In Florida – Should I Reaffirm My Mortgage?

ReaffirmShould a Debtor in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Florida reaffirm their mortgage or second mortgage? Good Question. The Creditors think so. The case law is unclear (at least to me), and the debtors want a ride through (ability to pay as you go without reaffirming or redeeming). This is one issue where the Bankruptcy Courts nationwide have agreed to disagree. There is clearly a split in the bankruptcy case law across the nation. Some Bankruptcy Courts allow the ride through which means that Chapter 7 bankruptcy debtors will be allowed to continue making regular payments. The case law in the Bankruptcy Courts in the Middle District of Florida is just the opposite. Here, we have an opinion that states that a debtor is required to reaffirm their mortgages but the overwhelming majority of Chapter 7 debtors do not reaffirm their mortgages, and they continue to make regular monthly payments.
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24 Mar Bonuses Paid to Debtor After Chapter 7 Filing Can’t be Taken by Bankruptcy Trustee

The Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, ruled that employment bonuses paid to a debtor shortly after she filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy could not be considered part of her bankruptcy case. The court's ruling allowedthe debtorto keep $24,072.00 in...

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