Your home county can determine your eligibility to file Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

If you are a high income household--a single person making more than $61,000 or a family of four making more than $110,000--you have to show your income eligibility according to the bankruptcy...

Bankruptcy Trustee Hearings in Northern Virginia are now done by phone. 

Everyone who files bankruptcy is required to "appear" for a trustee hearing. (This is often called the "meeting or creditors," although we hardly ever see a creditor there.)

Starting April 13, 2020,...

February 25, 2020

Article in the Washington post sums it up.  This is form a new study by the conservative leaning Manhattan Institute.

Lead author Oren Cass distills it as follows: “In 1985, the typical male worker could cover a family of four’s major expenditures (housing, health care,...

February 8, 2020

Fred emailed me, saying, "After we lost our home because of a Predatory mortgage three years ago, we had incurred debt. Instead of declaring bankruptcy as our foreclosure attorney suggested, I tried to pay off my debt and maintain a good credit score...There have been...

March 23, 2019

For years, Bankruptcy Lawyer Robert Weed has had the lowest rate of bankruptcies dismissed among Northern Virginia bankruptcy lawyers.  Because more of our bankruptcies get discharged--that means the debts are cleared--we had the most bankruptcies approved in 2018. Eve...

Where to park for your bankruptcy hearing. Hint: NOT at the Fairfax Court House

Last month I was on Capitol Hill, with a couple dozen bankruptcy lawyers, talking to people about H.R. 770, a bill to restore the bankruptcy discharge for student loans.  

I think we are getting some momentum to go back to the law before 1979, when student loans co...

January 29, 2019

It's very rare that a bank comes into bankruptcy court to make an objection.

But last year Mean Bank (not their real name) did that to my clients, Matthew and Anna (not their real names.)  Mean Bank hired one of the highest priced bankruptcy lawyers in the whole state t...

The shutdown affected a lot more than just the Federal employees. Yesterday say a guy, already in financial trouble, living as an Uber driver. Because business is down, he could not make his January 15 rent--has to pay every two weeks--and has been living in his car.


January 21, 2019

The Better Business Bureau sent me this nice certificate, commending me for 15 years of support.  Nice.

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