Archive for January, 2008

Brett Weiss Quoted in “Washington Business Journal” on Chapter 11 Business Bankruptcy »

Brett Weiss was quoted in the January 25, 2008 issue of the Washington Business Journal in connection with the recent bankruptcy filing of one of his Chapter 11 developer clients. Weiss was quoted as saying, “We all know that the current housing market is lousy. And this is making things hard for a lot of […]

Brett Weiss named NACBA Member of the Month »

Brett Weiss is honored to announce that he has been named the January 2008 Member of the Month by the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA). As the NACBA site states, “NACBA members give generously of their time, energy, and finances to make the organization successful. They do this without expectation of recognition, but […]

Do I Need a Lawyer to File for Bankruptcy? »

I’ve taken over a number of cases where a debtor prepared and filed the various bankruptcy documents without the help of an attorney–what is called filing pro se or pro per. Apart from the fact that the schedules generally have to be completely redone (the exemptions are usually wrong, debts are not listed, assets are […]

Bankruptcy Audits Suspended »

According to a recent article on the Bankruptcy Law Network by Kansas bankruptcy attorney Jill Michaux, the random and targeted audits of bankruptcy cases by the office of the U.S. Trustee have been suspended. The reason? Congress didn’t appropriate any money! According to the U.S. Trustee website: The FY 2008 Consolidated Appropriations Act, Public Law […]