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Bankruptcy Means Test Median Income Figures Changed

To file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you must fall within certain income guidelines. In California, you must earn less than the median state income for a household of your size. This is a key component to qualifying for Chapter 7, which may allow you to discharge certain debts. Filing for bankruptcy can provide a great…

Using the Wildcard Exemption in Your Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is sometimes called a “liquidation bankruptcy.” This is because Chapter 7 Bankruptcy liquidates all of a debtor’s nonexempt assets in order to pay as much of their debts as possible. However, this term can be somewhat misleading in that not all of the debtor’s property is sold in a Chapter 7…

Who Can File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy? The Chapter 7 Means Test

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy can help people who are in financial trouble to get rid of most of or all of their debt. In a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, unsecured debt is often discharged, but the Chapter 7 filer has the option to surrender collateral in order to discharge secured debts or to keep the collateral and…

Pop Star Aaron Carter Files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy for Fresh Start

Sometimes even celebrities need a fresh start. This month, pop star Aaron Carter filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Carter was formerly a child pop star, releasing his first hit single at age 9 and the popular album Aaron’s Party (Come Get It) at age 12. With three platinum albums by the age of 14, Carter…

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