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When Can My Discharge Be Denied in Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

When Can My Discharge Be Denied in Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

DENIAL OF DISCHARGE IN MICHIGAN BANKRUPTCY: WATCH YOUR STEP   It is the goal of a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy to obtain a discharge of one’s debts. The “discharge” is a sort of “master injunction” under Federal law, by way of the US Bankruptcy Code, that...

If My Name Is On the Title To Someone Else’s Car, Will It Be Lost In Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

It is not uncommon for a debtor in bankruptcy to hold title to a car or other vehicle in the possession of and used by someone else.  Often, a car has been purchased by the debtor for a friend or family member because they cannot obtain the necessary financing...

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...

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...