Chapter 13

Is There a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Debt Limit?

Chapter 13 is a reorganization bankruptcy. With this form of bankruptcy, you get an automatic stay as soon as you file. This shields you from most collection efforts while the bankruptcy is in progress, so you get some immediate relief. You create a repayment plan that will span for three years or five years when […]

Avoid Post-Bankruptcy Mistakes

Avoid Post-Bankruptcy Mistakes

If you are being overwhelmed by ever-spiraling debt, bankruptcy can provide a solution, and the benefits are realized immediately. You get an automatic stay when you file for bankruptcy, and this makes most debt collection efforts come to a halt. The two different types of bankruptcies that most people (who are not in business) use […]

Filing for Bankruptcy in Oregon

Filing for Bankruptcy in Oregon

We have bankruptcy law offices in many different cities throughout the state of Oregon, including Portland, Medford, Eugene, Salem, Tigard, Klamath Falls, Coos Bay, Bend and several others. There are federal bankruptcy statutes, but there are also state specific laws that effect bankruptcy. In this post, we will provide an overview regarding some of the […]

What Does a Chapter 13 Filing Entail?

When you start to think about a bankruptcy filing, you should understand the fact that there are different types of bankruptcies, and you will not necessarily qualify for all of them. Chapter 12 is a type of bankruptcy that is available to some family farmers and fishing businesses. Chapter 11 is a reorganization plan that […]

Can a Noncitizen File for Bankruptcy?

Can a Noncitizen File for Bankruptcy?

Before we address the question that serves as the title of this blog post, we should explain some of the basic reasons why bankruptcy could provide a solution if you are struggling financially. If you qualify for a Chapter 7 filing, your unsecured debt can be completely discharged. Unsecured debts include credit card balances, unpaid […]

Can You Get a Mortgage After Bankruptcy?

Many people are under the assumption that you are essentially ruined after you file for bankruptcy for at least 7 to 10 years. In fact, this is a misconception. It is true that a Chapter 7 bankruptcy will remain on your credit report for 10 years, and a Chapter 13 will stay on the report […]

  As bankruptcy attorneys, we are asked many of the same questions by our clients. In this blog post, we will present a hypothetical example of a typical question and answer session with a bankruptcy lawyer so that you can come away with a basic foundation of useful information. Will collection calls stop if I […]

How Will a Bankruptcy Filing Impact My Credit?

Clearly, a bankruptcy filing is going to have a significant impact on your credit, and the exact details will vary depending upon many different factors. When it comes to your FICO score, if your score was low prior to your bankruptcy filing, the reduction will be minimal. Some people end up with better credit scores […]

Bankruptcy Is Not a Badge of Dishonor

There are certain trigger words that can have negative connotations in some circles, and bankruptcy is one of them. As attorneys who help people who are struggling with debt in Portland, Vancouver and other cities in Washington and Oregon, we definitely understand this dynamic, but it is misguided. Bankruptcy is a legal tool. If you […]

What Is a Reorganization Bankruptcy?

If you are trying to gain a basic understanding of the ins and outs of bankruptcy, you will invariably come across some terms that you may not fully understand in the context within which they are being used. With this in mind, this blog post will provide a basic explanation of the term “reorganization” as […]