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  • Converting a case from Chapter 13 to Chapter 7
    Converting a case from Chapter 13 to Chapter 7

    In some cases, it will make sense to consider converting a Chapter 13 case to a Case under Chapter 7. The first question that needs to be answered is whether you are eligible to proceed under Chapter ...

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  • Lost Collateral in Chapter 13 Cases
    Lost Collateral in Chapter 13 Cases

    Situations sometimes arise in Chapter 13 cases where the Debtor is unable to physically surrender collateral which secures a debt to a creditor. The reasons may be that the collateral was stolen, ...

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  • Domestic Support in Consumer Bankruptcy Cases
    Domestic Support in Consumer Bankruptcy Cases

    The bankruptcy code does not permit the debtor to receive a discharge on a "domestic support' obligation. This means that child support and alimony must be paid after the conclusion of the bankruptcy ...

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  • What Happens When I Have a Car Accident While in a Chapter 13 ?
    What Happens When I Have a Car Accident While in a Chapter 13 ?

    Claim for Property Damage to Vehicle If you are a debtor in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy case and are involved in a motor vehicle accident, there are two major issues that your attorney will have to ...

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  • Can my Chapter 13 Plan Payment be Increased After the Plan is Confirmed
    Can my Chapter 13 Plan Payment be Increased After the Plan is Confirmed

    Changes In Disposable Income The answer to this question is "yes," your Chapter 13 Plan payment can be increased after the Plan is confirmed. When you file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy case, your wages and ...

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  • Can I Modify my Confirmed Chapter 13 Plan to Surrender a Vehicle Being Paid Inside the Plan?
    Can I Modify my Confirmed Chapter 13 Plan to Surrender a Vehicle Being Paid Inside the Plan?

    The practical answer to this question is "yes," you technically can ask the Bankruptcy Court to modify your Chapter 13 Plan to provide that the vehicle being paid inside the Plan will now be ...

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