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August 2016 Archives

How are motor vehicles dealt with in bankruptcy? P.2

In our previous post, we began looking at the topic of motor vehicles in bankruptcy, noting that the way motor vehicles are dealt with depends on the form of bankruptcy that has been filed. In Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the concern has to do with the value of motor vehicles to be exempted from liquidation.

Survey looks at top reasons for financial stress

Do you have stress over finances? If you do, you're not alone. According to a recent survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers, financial stress is the highest it has been in the last five years. The causes of financial stress certainly vary from household to household, but involve a relatively predictable group of concerns.

Looking at the reasons behind the 2016 decrease in Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings, P.2

In our last post, we began looking at the decrease in bankruptcy filings over the last six months. As we noted, the decrease was primarily in Chapter 7 filings, and there are good reasons for this. Commentators have said that there has been significant improvements in the economy, such as a decrease in unemployment, improvement in the real estate market, and an increased availability of credit.

Looking at the reasons behind the 2016 decrease in Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings, P.1

For the first time since 2007, when the Great Recession began, bankruptcy filings in Wisconsin fell to less than 10,000 filings at mid-year. According to data from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, there were 9,058 bankruptcy filings in Wisconsin between January and June, a nearly 11 percent decrease from last year.

Young and debt-burdened Americans increasingly forgo living on their own

It's become a familiar story by now: many young people, after having completed their education, are unable to come into their own independence. Crushing student loan debt from inflated education costs combined with continuing challenges in the job market has been a good recipe for bad economic progress for many educated young Americans.

Courts deals with issue of post-petition modification of Ch. 13 repayment plan, P.2

Last time, we began looking at a recent case from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in which the court ruled that the U.S. Bankruptcy Code allows a trustee is to petition the court for repayment plan modification after the plan has already been completed. As we noted, the ruling allows the bankruptcy court to find that the debtor is in default if additional payment is due, which can lead to several results.

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