Archive for October, 2007

How Can I Qualify for a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy? »

Just about everyone, regardless of how much debt they have, can qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy (so long as they are eligible under the Means Test). But Chapter 13 bankruptcy is different. In a Chapter 13 case, you have to owe less than a certain amount of debt to qualify.

Changes to Maryland’s Chapter 13 Local Rules and Form Plan »

On October 19, 2007, the Bankruptcy Court announced changes to Local Rules applying to Chapter 13 cases and to the form Chapter 13 Plan. These changes take effect on November 1, 2007, and are fairly significant. (The new/changed language is in italics):

Medical Bankruptcy »

I am often told by potential clients that they want to file a “medical bankruptcy.” Is there such a special type of bankruptcy designed to deal only with medical debts? No. But a recent blog I posted to the Bankruptcy Law Network discusses how someone with crushing medical bills can file for bankruptcy relief while, […]

New Decision On Bankruptcy for People Living Outside the United States »

The Honorable Nancy V. Alquist, a Judge on the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland, entered a ruling on September 28, 2007 in an important case I argued, In re Baker. This case deals with international bankruptcy at the individual level—it lets people living outside the United States file for bankruptcy in […]

Brett Weiss to Lecture and co-Chair Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Institute »

On November 29, 2007, Brett Weiss will lecture and co-Chair the MICPEL Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Institute, a full-day session to be held in Columbia, Maryland. Mr. Weiss will appear on two panels, Chapter 11 for Individuals (with the Honorable Thomas J. Catliota, , Assistant U.S. trustee Mark A. Neal, Stanton J. Levinson, Esquire and James […]