Creditor Claims Against Retirement Assets Creditor claims is defined as written claim filed in federal bankruptcy court by a person or entity owed money by a debtor who has filed for bankruptcy. A written claim filed in probate court by a person or entity owed money by a person who has died. State law sets… Continue reading Creditor Claims Against Retirement Assets
Chapter 12 Bankruptcy For Farmers And Fishermen Chapter 12 bankruptcy is a relatively new addition to bankruptcy laws. It allows “family farmers” and “family fisherman” to restructure their finances and avoid liquidation or foreclosure. It’s very similar to Chapter 13 bankruptcy, but provides additional benefits to debtors. For much of our nation’s history, there were… Continue reading Chapter 12 Bankruptcy For Farmers And Fishermen
Bankruptcy is a legal process through which you are declared unable to pay your debts when they fall due. You may file for bankruptcy (voluntary bankruptcy), or alternatively, creditors can apply to have you declared bankrupt. If you are declared bankrupt by either of the above means, you will be removed from managing your own… Continue reading Bankruptcy
Bankruptcy Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is a federal court process designed to eliminate debts or repay them under the protection of the bankruptcy court. For individuals, most people file either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, because a court order can call an automatic stay, prohibiting most creditors from hounding you in order to collect what you… Continue reading Bankruptcy Chapter 13
Bankruptcy Chapter 11 Chapter 11 bankruptcy is designed to allow struggling businesses to restructure their finances and maximize the return to their creditors and owners. Businesses turn to Chapter 11 bankruptcy when pinched financially, often due to a temporary downturn. It can help a viable business keep the doors open long enough to regroup and… Continue reading Bankruptcy Chapter 11
Are Estate Administration Costs Tax Deductible? When a person dies, all of his or her possessions real estate, money, stocks, personal belongings, and a lot become a part of his or her estate. Estate administration refers to the process of collecting and managing the estate, paying any debts and taxes, and distributing the remaining property… Continue reading Are Estate Administration Costs Tax Deductible?