Board Certified Michigan Consumer Bankruptcy Specialist

How to have a successful Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

How to maximize your chances for success in a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy case     For consumers, there are basically two Chapters of bankruptcy from which to choose, either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy.  Most of the cases that I file, approximately 75%, are Chapter 7 cases, with the remainder being Chapter 13. In […]

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How do I get a credit card after filing bankruptcy?

I recently filed bankruptcy in Michigan. How do I get a credit card? One of the most common questions I get while counseling one of my bankruptcy client’s is “I need a credit card, I’d like to keep at least one of my credit cards after filing. Can I keep one of them?”  When you […]

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How will filing bankruptcy affect my spouse’s debt or credit report?

How will bankruptcy affect my spouse’s debt or credit report?   The general rule is that each person’s debt in a marriage is their own.  You do not automatically become liable for your wife’s or husband’s debt when you are married. People are generally responsible for their own debt, like credit card and loan applications […]

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Filing Bankruptcy in Michigan: Use these 3 Tips to Find the Best Michigan Bankruptcy Attorney for you.

Filing Bankruptcy in Michigan: 3 Tips to Pick the Right Michigan Bankruptcy Attorney   If you are considering filing a bankruptcy petition in Michigan, whether it be a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 case, be sure to find an experienced bankruptcy attorney to help you through the complicated process of filing bankruptcy.  You should […]

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How Can I improve my Credit Score After Filing Bankruptcy

How to Improve Your Credit Score After Filing Bankruptcy in Michigan   In my 20+years of practice as a Michigan bankruptcy lawyer, one of the most common questions or concerns I get from my clients is “How can I improve my credit score after filing bankruptcy?” and “When will I be able to purchase a […]

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Proper Disclosure of Prepetition and Post-Petition Assets in Michigan Bankruptcy Petitions

  Proper Disclosure of Prepetition and Post-Petition Assets in  Michigan Bankruptcy Petitions   Walter A. Metzen Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney, Law Offices of Walter A. Metzen, Bankruptcy Attorney Detroit , Michigan   Abstract:          Fundamental to the concept of bankruptcy is the duty incumbent upon debtors to properly disclose assets in exchange for the discharge of their […]

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What do you need to list or disclose in your Michigan Bankruptcy Filing?

Thinking about filing Bankruptcy in Michigan? What do you need to list or disclose in your Michigan Bankruptcy Filing?  If your considering filing a personal bankruptcy case in Michigan, or anywhere else for that matter, one of the most important things you need to know is that you as the debtor (the person or married […]

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Can I file bankruptcy by myself in Michigan?

Can I file bankruptcy by myself in Michigan?  The short answer is yes, you can file bankruptcy yourself in Michigan as you can anywhere in the United States Federal Bankruptcy court system.  You can also pull your own teeth or hook up your own gas range, but obviously it is better to hire a professional […]

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What documentation do I need to file a bankruptcy case in Michigan?

Filing Bankruptcy in Detroit Michigan?  You’ll need to gather these documents. I have been a Michigan Bankruptcy attorney for over 20 years, practicing exclusively consumer bankruptcy cases primarily in the Detroit Bankruptcy Court which covers nine surrounding counties including Wayne, Oakland and Macomb bankruptcy filings.  In the early days of my practice, the bankruptcy trustees […]

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