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July 24, 2023 David L. Stevens Bankruptcy, Chapter 13

Rebuilding Credit During Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Proceedings

Are you in the process of a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, but eager to start rebuilding your credit? Maybe you have been considering paying off your Chapter 13 plan early. Or maybe you have been thinking...

July 20, 2023 David L. Stevens

What is the Difference Between Discharge And Dismissal in a Bankruptcy Case?

A bankruptcy petition is not meant to clog up the courts forever. A case can either be discharged or dismissed once it has been filed. With a discharge, a debtor has performed their obligations under...

May 24, 2023 David L. Stevens Bankruptcy

Navigating Bankruptcy as a Creditor: Essential Insights and Strategies

May 2, 2023 David L. Stevens Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Court’s Loss Mitigation Program (Loan Modification Process Made Easier)

Bankruptcy can be a difficult and overwhelming experience for individuals and businesses alike. While it provides a way to eliminate or restructure debt, it also has a significant impact on credit...

March 8, 2023 David L. Stevens

What is Nonexempt Versus Exempt Property in Bankruptcy?.

When filing for bankruptcy, one of the most critical issues that a debtor must address is how their property will be classified. Bankruptcy law divides property into two classifications: exempt and...

March 1, 2023 David L. Stevens

Objections to Creditor’s Claims

A creditor who wishes to recover money from a debtor in bankruptcy is required to file a “proof of claim” which is a written statement describing the reason for and amount of the debt allegedly owed...

January 10, 2023 David L. Stevens

The New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act —Protecting NJ Consumers from Deceptive Business Practices

The New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (the Act) provides some of the broadest protections to consumers in the nation. The Act protects consumers from fraud in almost all aspects of sales and purchases,...

December 20, 2022 David L. Stevens Bankruptcy, Consumer Bankruptcy

Biden Administration Changes Requirements for Student Loan Discharge in Bankruptcy

As we have previously discussed, certain debts are excepted from discharge, meaning a debtor will still be responsible for them after their bankruptcy is concluded. This includes debts incurred by...

November 29, 2022 David L. Stevens

Common Bankruptcy Myths and Misunderstandings

Very often, bankruptcy is the next logical step in a person’s financial journey. However, misconceptions often surround bankruptcy with many people misunderstanding and, often, avoiding filing even...

October 24, 2022 David L. Stevens Bankruptcy

Fraud in Bankruptcy

In 2021, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) received 5.7 million total fraud and identity theft reports in 2021. 1.4 million of those were consumer identity theft cases. Together, $2.8 billion of...

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