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Underwater Auto Loans in a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

How Chapter 13 Allows Debtors to Modify Liens and Reduce Interest Rates, and the Potential Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic How Does a Chapter 13 Plan Impact Auto Loan Payments? Unlike in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, when you file under Chapter 13, you have the ability to keep your vehicle even if you are not Read More

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CARES Act 2020

Short-Term Relief to Individual and Small Business Debtors Under Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code What is the CARES Act? On March 27, 2020 Congress enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among other bankruptcy-related relief measures, the Act Read More

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How the COVID-19 Pandemic Affects Your Pending Bankruptcy Proceeding

Every part of the country has been affected by the coronavirus. Like restaurants, arenas and other locations where people assemble for business or pleasure, most courts have been closed. If you are in the midst of a bankruptcy proceeding, your case might be delayed, handled telephonically or be otherwise disrupted due to the pandemic. Furthermore, Read More

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Could the COVID-19 Pandemic Lead to the End of Medical Bankruptcy?

In the middle of an election year where healthcare is already a hotly debated issue, the COVID-19 pandemic has stirred further discussion about whether major changes are necessary. During the Democratic presidential primary, the concept of Medicare for All split the candidates. While the candidate who promoted that concept has since dropped out of the Read More

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Rockville Bankruptcy Attorneys of Wolff & Orenstein, LLC Launch New Website

The legal team at Wolff & Orenstein, LLC recently launched a new website, providing a valuable online legal resource to current and potential clients. The site offers helpful information to remove some of the fear and uncertainty from the legal process. The firm focuses in bankruptcy while also practicing personal injury, criminal defense and estate Read More

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Federal Court Re-Affirms Lien Stripping

The ability to strip valueless secured liens on residences in Chapter 13 bankruptcy has been recognized and re-affirmed by the Federal Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. In a recent case, In *Re: Alvarez (12–1156) which was an appeal of a decision from a Maryland bankruptcy court lien stripping for married couples was reviewed. The federal Read More

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