The ABC’s of Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy AlphabetAn intrepid group of bankruptcy lawyers has funneled important bankruptcy ideas into a bankruptcy alphabet for abecedarians.

Follow each link for bankruptcy information on one bankruptcy idea at a time.

A

abandonment

abuse, abuse

address

advantages

adversary proceeding

alimony

allowance

amendment

application

arrest

ask

assets, assets, assets, assets

assuaging your concerns

assume

assumption, assumption

assumptions

attachment

attorney

automatic stay, automatic stay, automatic stay, automatic stay, automatic stay, automatic stay

automobiles

avoidance

avoidance preferential transfers

arrest

B

bad credit

bad faith filing

bank account, bank account

bank account levy

bank statement

bank tips

bankruptcy

bankruptcy abuse prevention and consumer protection act

bankruptcy attorney fees

bankruptcy estate

bankruptcy mill

bankruptcy petition preparers, bankruptcy petition preparers

bankruptcy timeline

bankruptcy versus other debt relief options

bar date

benefits of chapter 13

best efforts test

best interest of creditors

beware of these credit card offers

bifurcate

borrow

Bruce Wayne bankrupt?

budget, budget, budget

business, business, business

business bankruptcy

businesses and business debts

buy low and sell high

business and individuals

bankruptcy

 

C

california northern bankruptcy court

cancellation of debt income

cars

celebrity bankruptcy filings

chapter 7

chapter of bankruptcy

chapter choice

chapter of relief

check your bills, bank account statements and paystubs

child support

claims

competence and compassion

conduit mortgage payment

congress

conversion

cosignor

costs

counseling

cramdown, cramdown, cramdown

credit card creep

credit card tips

credit counseling, credit counseling, credit counseling, credit counseling

creditor , creditor

creditors

creditor meeting

cross-collateralization and credit unions

cheap bankruptcy

D

debt buyer

debt relief agency

debt settlement

debtor, debtor, debtor

deciding

declaring bankruptcy

deconsolidate

discharge, discharge, discharge, discharge, discharge, discharge, discharge

dischargeable debt

disclose

disclosures

divorce

do’s and don’t’s, do’s and don’t’s

documents

domestic support

domicile

don’t do this before filing bankruptcy 

DUI

DUI, DWI, OVI

E

early preparation

either mortgage loan modification or bankruptcy

eligibility

emergency filing

emergency fund

emotion

 equitable distribution

equity, equity, equity

euphoria

everything

eviction

examination

exceptions to discharge

executory contract

exemptions, exemptions, exemptions, exemptions, exemptions, exemptions, exemptions, exemptions

exemption law

expenses 

 

F

failure begets success

failure breeds success

family farmer/fisherman

fees

filing requirements

financial fatigue

first

five tips for a successful bankruptcy

foreclosure, foreclosure, foreclosure,

forgiveness of debt

form 1099-c

forms

fraud

fraudulent transfer, fraudulent transfer

fresh start, fresh start, fresh start

free consultation

free credit report

future flow agreement

G

garbage in, garbage out

garnishment, garnishment, garnishment, garnishment, garnishment

gee!!!

 general, unsecured creditor

get control of student loans

 gifts

goals

Gomes v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc.

good credit

good faith, good faith

good manners

good to me

guaranty, guaranty

guilt, guilt

gumshoe

H

harassment by creditor, harassment bycreditors

hardship discharge

hearing, hearings

hijacking

home is where the heart is

home: can the trustee take it

homeowner’s association dues

homestead

honesty

honest but unfortunate debtor

honesty (and fraud avoidance)

house

house

household, household

household median income

household size

how much is your homeworth

I

In forma pauperis

income, income

income tax refunds

indentured servant

independent contractors

injunction

internal revenue service (IRS) tax debt in bankruptcy

insiders, insiders

insolvency 

instant

insurance

investigate your options

investment property

involuntary bankruptcy

involuntary petition

IRA’s

IRA’s, Pensions, etc., will you lose them in Bankruptcy?

IRS

J

jail

Jay, your personal finance lawyer

joint bankruptcy

joint bankruptcy filing

joint debts

joint filing

judge

judgment,

judgment proof

judgments

judgment debtor

judgment liens, judgement liens

judicial liens

jurisdiction

justice in bankrupcty

justify

K

k, 401

k, 401, Dangers of Borrowing Against 401K

k, 401, reasons to keep your 401k

kaput

keep, keep

keep your retirement accounts

keeping debt collectors at bay

keeping secured loans

keeping your business

keys

kids

knight in shining armor

know

knowing what attorney to hire

knowledge, knowledge, knowledge

L

l is for levy

l: listing assets and debts in bankruptcy

lawyer

lie

lie, the big mortgage industry

lien

lien avoidance in bankruptcy

lien stripping, lien stripping

life after bankruptcy

life insurance

lift the stay

limits of bankruptcy

liquidated 

list it or lose it

long term payments, chapter 13 plans

luxuries

M

M is for matrimonial property obligations and the discharge in bankruptcy

marriage 

matrimonial law in bankruptcy

means test, means test, means test

median income

median income: above or below, does it matter?

meeting of creditors

members of the household

mistakes

modify

monthly income

mortgage arrears

mortgage arrears in bankruptcy

mortgages and bankruptcy

municipal cities in california filing bankruptcy

myth: college degrees worth whatever it takes

N

NACBA

naked

national mortgage settlement 

negative impact on credit and bankruptcy

negative notice

never

no asset

no asset case

no asset report

non attorney bankruptcy

non dischargeable

nondischargeable

non dischargeable debt

non-exempts property

notice, notice, notice

notice of rights to claim exemptions

numbers and new bankruptcy laws

O

o is for objection

objection

objection to discharge

objections by creditor

objections to comfirmation

obligations

offer in compromise 

old

omitted

omitted creditor

oops

options to bankruptcy

orders

organize

organization in bankruptcy

own

P

pay advice

payment

personal bankruptcy

pigs get fat hogs get slaughtered

phone call

plan

planning

preference, preference

preferences

pride

priority

priority debt

privacy

property of the estate

property of the estate: the key to when a lien can be stripped by the bankruptcy court.

Q

qualified written request

quality

quality bankruptcy attorney

quiet

quick

qualify

qualifying

qualified (attorney), qualified(written request, qualified(retirement accounts)

qualified retirements

qualified retirement accounts

qualified written request, qualified written request

qualify

quicksand

quit

quitclaim

questions, questions

questions about bankruptcy

quit living on credit

R

reaffirm, redeem, or retain & pay?

reaffirmation, reaffirmation

reaffirmation agreement

reaffirmation agreements

reaffirming your mortgage

real estate

real party in interest

redemption, redemption

relief from stay

rental vs home ownership

renting after bankruptcy

reorganization (chapter 13)

retirement

repossession

repossession

reaffirmation

S

save my house

scared

schedules

schedules and statements

section 341 meeting of the creditors

security interest

signs

small claims

SOFA

sole proprietorship

spouse

statement of intentions

statutory lien

step plan

strip

stripping in bankruptcy court

student loans, student loans

stuff

surrender

T

taking social security to pay student loans

tax refund

tax refunds

taxes

tension

thankful for bankruptcy laws

thirteen

timeshares

tools of the trade

transfers

trustee, trustee, trustee

U

U.S. Trustee

unauthorized practice of law

underwater

underwater  , underwater

United States Trustee

unlisted asset

unlisted creditor

unsecured

unsecured creditor

upside-down vehicles

utilities

V

value

value of your bankruptcy attorney 

valuing assets

vehicle

venue

venue

vesting

victory

violation

violation of automatic stay

W

wage earner bankruptcy

wage garnishment

wages

wages

wages not safe in bank

wait

waiver

warning

wasteful spending

Wayne Industries: Batman Bankruptcy?

when can you file bankruptcy again

X

xerox

X-factor, X-factor

X spouse, X spouse

OEX

xantusiidae

xenagogue

xenocracy

Y

Y is for yoke

yacht

years

years between bankruptcy filing

Yikes! Credit card interest rates can go how high?

yo-yo

Young v. U.S.

your bankruptcy case

your bankruptcy trustee

your personal finance lawyer

yurt

Z

zany

zero, zero, zero and zero

zillion

zombie

zone

ZOWIE! student loan debtors . . 

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