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Chapter 7 Bad Faith Filing and Criminal Fraud

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When you file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy as an individual or as a business entity, you are expected to file for bankruptcy in good faith. In other words, whether you are filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy as a sole proprietor or as a larger business like an LLC or a corporation, the U.S. Bankruptcy… Read More »

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Car Titles and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

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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 »

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Common Misconceptions About Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

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When you have significant debts that you just can’t pay, filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy might be a good option to help get your financial life back on track. In the Tampa area, consumers with high credit card bills and piling medical debts file for personal bankruptcy everyday. Yet many Floridians have heard myths… Read More »

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Chapter 7 for The Small Business Owner

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Chapter 7 Bankruptcy for The Small Business Owner Part One:  Why Would a Small Business Need to File A Bankruptcy? A colleague asked me this morning why a small business would need to file a bankruptcy, instead of simply closing down and walking away.  Of course the owner might be facing personal guarantees for… Read More »

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Exceptions to the Chapter 7 Means Test for Non-Consumer Debt

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When you are planning to file for bankruptcy as a result of your business debts, there are many issues you will need to consider. For instance, what type of business structure do you have, and will bankruptcy result in you filing for personal bankruptcy in addition to filing on behalf of your business? When… Read More »

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How Does a Restaurant Close Down If It Wants to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

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If you are a restaurant owner in the Tampa Bay area and are planning to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, we know that you probably have numerous questions about how to begin the process of closing down your business. What will you do with perishable items? What are you supposed to do with the… Read More »

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

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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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The Dangers of Transferring Property Prior to Filing a Bankruptcy

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Are you considering filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the Tampa Bay area, it is important to understand the dangers of transferring property prior to filing. Given that you are planning to file for liquidation bankruptcy, you are likely aware that you will only be permitted to retain property that is exempt. In other… Read More »

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Small Business Retail Stores That Have to Go Through Bankruptcy in Tampa Malls

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Retail stores are going out of business and filing for bankruptcy across the country, including in the Tampa Bay area. According to a recent article in The Atlantic, the year 2017 saw a kind of “retail meltdown” in which small retail stores throughout the nation are closing.  In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic sure did… Read More »

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Keeping a House When Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

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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 »

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