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Modifying your car loan in a chapter 13

https://youtu.be/t6bIboRjtfM My last two posts concerned options with a car in chapter 7, including the two most popular options, retain and pay/”ride through”, or reaffirmation. But in most cases, the terms of the loan remain the same.…

New median income figures go into effect November 1, 2018

The Department of Justice recently did its semiannual adjustments of the median income figures, which are effective in a bankruptcy case is filed after November 1, 2018. The median income is an important figure, as debtors below that figure…

8th Circuit Rules Minnesota Property tax refunds are not exempt under state law

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals just released it opinion in Seaver v. Hanson, determining that state property tax refunds are not government assistance based on need. The prior caselaw on the subject at the BAP level, Manty v. Johnson, had…
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Reaffirming Debts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UQwHfohSHI Reaffirming debts is something that is rarely done in bankruptcy, and almost never needs to be done. Reaffirming should not be confused with simply voluntarily continuing to pay discharged debt,…

Dayton signs Health Savings Account exemption bill into law

Governor Dayton just signed into law HF 2391 which provides an exemption for Health Savings Account. In bankruptcy, debtors can choose whether to protect their assets under state law or federal law. Federal law permits a miscellaneous exemption…
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Keeping your house (or car) in bankruptcy (Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8bsZuJ-Mts Sometimes people wonder "Do I actually have to file on my house (or my car)?" And the answer is, well, yes, but basically you just gotta keep making the payments. And the way to visualize this,…

New median income figures, effective April 1, 2018

The Department of Justice recently did its semiannual adjustments of the median income figures, which are effective in bankruptcy cases filed after April 1, 2018. The median income is an important figure, as debtors below that figure are almost…

Theisen Law now offers Military discount

In honor of the sacrifice that service members do for this country, I have decided to give all current and veteran military members a 15% discount on my fees. Just this week, I had four new clients who qualified for this discount. They came…

I am Self-employed as an LLC. Do I need to file bankruptcy, individually, or a corporate bankruptcy, or both?

A frequently asked question indeed, particularly for self-employed people who are incorporated (i.e. as an LLC or S Corp, etc.) and the business is failing. (If you have a very large operation and want to shed corporate debt, and keep the business…

Trump to Review Bankruptcy Options for Student Loans

Yesterday the Trump administration said it is going to take a new look at how the government interprets the virtually-impossible-to-attain “undue hardship” standard for discharging student loans in bankruptcy. Where this all goes, and…