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What Happens After You File Chapter 13 Bankruptcy in Maryland?

Chapter 13 bankruptcy, commonly called reorganization bankruptcy, is a process that allows you to repay your creditors over time. It’s unlike Chapter 7, which dissolves your debt but requires you to give up many of your assets in the process, because you keep most (or even all) of your assets after creating a repayment plan. [...]

Do I Qualify for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy in Maryland?

If you’re like many people, you’re in serious financial straits and you’re not quite sure where to turn. You may have asked yourself, “Do I qualify for Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Maryland?” While not everyone does qualify to file for this type of debt relief, you might; the courts determine who is eligible and who [...]

Filing Chapter 7 in Maryland: An Overview

Filing Chapter 7 in Maryland You must show that you received credit counseling approved by the U.S. Trustee in Maryland to qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and you must have completed the counseling within the 6-month period before you filed. Our state has its own set of bankruptcy exemptions, as well. These exemptions help you [...]

How to File Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Maryland

If you’re like many people, you’re looking at your financial options and having a tough time striking the right balance. You’re really not alone. Statistics show that hundreds of thousands of people have been forced into bankruptcy by predatory lenders, ridiculous interest rates, and the tough economy we’re all living in. Many of these people [...]

How Long Does Bankruptcy Take in Maryland?

One of the most common questions we here is “How long does bankruptcy take in Maryland”. There are actually a few ways to look at this question and we will review them below. First of all, “how long does bankruptcy take in Maryland” could mean how long does it take an attorney’s office to prepare [...]

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Automatic Stay

One of the most important aspects to a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy filing is what is called the “automatic stay”. Simply stated, the automatic stay freezes the creditors’ collection efforts against your property. Our goal in this post is to provide some information on the more interesting aspects of this automatic stay and how you can [...]

Maryland Bankruptcy Exemptions

Maryland Bankruptcy Exemptions are very important when preparing to file for bankruptcy protection. Simply put, exemptions allow you to keep personal and real property. Here we will go over some of the more common exemptions used in filing for bankruptcy. Remember there are other exemptions available outside of this list and you should always consult [...]