Last updated Jan. 30, 2018. Historically, a creditor could take everything you owned in payment of your debt. In the Middle Ages and before, creditors could even take possession of the children of a debtor or the debtor himself … [Read more...] about Ohio’s Homestead Exemption Protects Your House in Bankruptcy
Last updated Feb. 26, 2018. Your home is one of your largest assets. Your mortgage is probably the largest loan you’ll ever take out. If you’re struggling to pay your bills, it’s also probably your biggest worry. Bankruptcy … [Read more...] about Can I Keep My House in Ohio and File Bankruptcy?
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Last updated May 14, 2018. Under Chapter 7 bankruptcy law, the court may dismiss your case if it believes that relief is unwarranted based on your financial circumstances. 11 USC § 707(b)(1) reads: After notice and a hearing, … [Read more...] about What Happens If the Trustee Moves to Dismiss My Bankruptcy Case?
The Binding Effect of Chapter 13 Confirmation Under the legal doctrine of judicial estoppel, once a Chapter 13 bankruptcy plan has been confirmed, all issues relating to the confirmation of that plan have been resolved. 11 USC § … [Read more...] about Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Binding Once Approved