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The Automatic Stay in Bankruptcy

One of the most powerful protections triggered when you file a bankruptcy petition is the automatic stay. Within seconds of me pressing a button on my computer to file a client’s bankruptcy case electronically with the bankruptcy court here in Detroit, a case number...

What is Bankruptcy Credit Counseling and why do I need to get this Certificate before filing Bankruptcy in Michigan?

    Bankruptcy Credit counseling: What is it and why do you need to do it?     I first started practicing bankruptcy law in Michigan in the early 1990’s.  Back then it was easier and less expensive to file a bankruptcy case for my typical client.  The only...

Blaming your bankruptcy lawyer if you conceal an asset during your bankruptcy.

Can you blame your bankruptcy lawyer if an asset is left off your bankruptcy petition?    The short answer is yes, you can blame your lawyer, but ultimately you are responsible for properly listing and disclosing assets in your bankruptcy schedules, so unless your...