Tag Archives: Chapter 7

Advantages of Paying Your 2012 Income Tax through Chapter 13

If you expect to owe 2012 income tax, you may be able to take care of it simply by paying less to your other creditors.

Paying Your 2012 Income Taxes on the Backs of Your Other Creditors

If you expect to owe 2012 income taxes, and you file bankruptcy after December 31, that tax can be “included” in your case.

“Converting” Your Chapter 13 Case into a Chapter 7 One

When you start a Chapter 13 plan, it’s good to have Chapter 7 available as a backup plan.

Dumping Your Chapter 13 Case Midstream

You can usually get out of an ongoing Chapter 13 “adjustment of debts” bankruptcy case by simply asking to do so.

Changing Your Mind After Filing Under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13

You have some wiggle room if you either want to get out of your bankruptcy case or change to the other Chapter.

Income Taxes and Self-Interest in a Marriage

Each spouse in a marriage with significant tax debt has his or her self-interest, which may need a different solution than the other spouse.

The Discharge of Debts for Married Couples in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13

Filing bankruptcy with or without your spouse affects the discharge of debts you each receive, and also affects whether you file under Chapter 7 or 13.

The “Automatic Stay” for Married Couples in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13

Filing bankruptcy with or without your spouse affects the protection from creditors each of you receives, and also affects whether you file under Chapter 7 or 13.

The “Automatic Stay” in Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 13

Chapter 7 often protects you from creditors well enough. But if need be, Chapter 13 protects you longer.

If Your Business is Eligible to File Bankruptcy, Should It Do So?

If your business has failed or is about to, it does NOT likely need a bankruptcy. But YOU personally might.

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