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Bankruptcy and Family Support Obligations

By Samantha L. Dammer, Esq. |

If you file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy or Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Tampa Bay, what will the court do with regard to your family support obligations? For instance, imagine a debtor in Tampa decides to file for bankruptcy, and there is currently a court order in place that requires the debtor to make child… Read More »

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Filing Bankruptcy in Florida if You Moved from Another State

By Samantha L. Dammer, Esq. |

Did you move to Florida relatively recently? Did you move at a point at which you were struggling with debt and considering consumer bankruptcy, but you decided to see if a new location and a new job in the Tampa Bay area could help you get your finances back on track? Many Tampa Bay-area… Read More »

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Small Business Chapter 11 Cases for Restaurants

By Samantha L. Dammer, Esq. |

What Questions Should You Ask Before You File For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in Tampa? As many restaurant owners in the Tampa Bay area know, business can be tough at certain times of the year. Given that much of the South Florida economy is based on tourism during the fall, winter, and spring months, the… Read More »

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Chapter 7 Bankruptcy on a Small Business: What Will Happen to the Business Equipment?

By Samantha L. Dammer, Esq. |

If you own a small business in the Tampa Bay area and are thinking about filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, we understand that you have questions about what will happen to the business property. For instance, if you small business is a restaurant in downtown Tampa and you have a substantial amount of kitchen… Read More »

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Car Titles and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

By Samantha L. Dammer, Esq. |

If you are thinking about filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the Tampa Bay area, you probably have questions about how your bankruptcy will affect your personal vehicle. Given that most Tampa residents rely on their vehicles to get to work and to get around the city more generally, the prospect of losing a… Read More »

Business Disputes Being Handled in Bankruptcy Court

By Samantha L. Dammer, Esq. |

If your business has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Tampa, what happens when a business dispute arises during the bankruptcy proceedings? For example, if you own a small company in the Tampa Bay area and are seeking to discharge your business debts through bankruptcy and an entity with whom you have been… Read More »

Keeping a House When Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

By Samantha L. Dammer, Esq. |

Are you thinking about filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the Tampa Bay area but have concerns about liquidating your possessions, particularly your home? Many debtors in Tampa have questions about how bankruptcy will impact their ability to keep a house. Indeed, you might be wondering whether Chapter 7 bankruptcy is actually right for… Read More »

Keeping Control of Your Business as a Debtor-in-Possession in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

By Samantha L. Dammer, Esq. |

When you own a business in the Tampa Bay area and you are thinking about filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, you might be wondering whether and how you will be able to retain control of your business. As a website for the United States Courts explains, Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases are known as “reorganization”… Read More »

Fraudulent Transfers and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

By Samantha L. Dammer, Esq. |

If you are thinking about filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the Tampa area, it is important to understand limitations on property transfers and what might be considered fraud. Under 11 U.S. Code § 548, debtors have certain obligations with regard to property transfers before they seek bankruptcy protection. Generally speaking, debtors cannot transfer… Read More »

Chapter 11 Bankruptcy for Individuals Who Want to Keep Investment Real Estate

By Samantha L. Dammer, Esq. |

If you own a business in the Tampa Bay area and are thinking about filing for bankruptcy, you probably have a number of questions about what will happen to your property. As you may know, a business owner has different options for bankruptcy protection. Typically, if you own a restaurant or another type of… Read More »