Under the Bankruptcy Code, your first payment is due “not later than 30 days after the date of the filing of the plan or the order for relief.” 11 U.S.C. § 1326(a)(1). This means that once a case is filed, the trustee must have a payment in hand within 30 days. A payment mailed on […]
Credit Repair Companies – Are They A Scam??
Every time the economy cycles down, businesses taking advantage of the downturn arise. The recent recession (or what some economists have actually labeled, “Depression”) and resulting credit crunch have resulted in credit issues for many consumers, and a related dip in their credit scores. Here come Credit Repair companies to the rescue, right? They can […]
Dallas Bankruptcy Attorney: CAN MY WAGES BE GARNISHED IN TEXAS?
Dallas Bankruptcy Attorney: CAN MY WAGES BE GARNISHED IN TEXAS? The short answer to this question is “No.” Your wages cannot be garnished in Texas. But as anyone who practices law or has had experience with the legal system can tell you, there are generally exceptions to the rule. Under Texas law, wage garnishment is […]
DALLAS BANKRUPTCY LAWYER: TEXAS HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION
A homestead exemption is a statute that protects a debtor’s home from being seized by creditors. Every state has a homestead exemption of some sort, but Texas has a very generous homestead exemption. It allows for an individual to protect their home during bankruptcy up to the maximum value of the property. There is no […]
DALLAS TEXAS BANKRUPTCY: REPAYING LOANS TO FAMILY MEMBERS
Dallas Texas Bankruptcy: One of the more unfortunate results of filing bankruptcy occurs when a debtor has made payments to a family member to repay a debt prior to filing bankruptcy. Section 547 allows the Trustee to avoid any transfer of an interest of the debtor in property made within 90 days before the filing […]