A Bankruptcy Paralegal speaks about Due Diligence in consumer bankruptcy cases

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Chatting about bankruptcy software on Yahoo! Groups

A few days ago, I posted about the disappearance of an active Yahoo! Group for EZ-Filing users. No answer has emerged and one attorney I communicated with could only speculate about why the Group was deleted. Since I have archives of messages from this Group going back to 2009, I have a pretty decent list […]

Updated Median Family Income figures go into effect on May 1, 2012

Update your bankruptcy software! Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases filed on or after May 1, 2012 will use the new data for completing Form 22A and Form 22C. Debtors filing Chapter 7 cases use Form 22A for “means testing purposes” and Chapter 13 debtors use Form 22C to calculate disposable income. What has […]

Best Case update effective November 1, 2011

Best Case Bankruptcy Software has an update effective today (November 1st). The update includes revisions to Forms B3b (Application for Waiver of Filing Fee), B200 (Checklist of Forms to be File), and B201A (Notice to Individual Consumer Debtor of Available Chapters). The Administrative portion of the bankruptcy filing fee paid to the court has gone […]

Not making mistakes on bankruptcy petitions

My aim is to prepare a mistake-free bankruptcy petition. As a virtual bankruptcy paralegal, I spend hours fine tuning the petition and schedules … asking questions of the attorney and clarifying details with the client.I don’t believe a “perfect” petition is possible (we’re all human after all), but I do have my routine topics that […]

Paralegal Tip #5: Liens in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy case

In chapter 13 bankruptcy cases, some liens can be stripped, some can be avoided, some crammed down, and some will be paid in the plan (did I miss any?). Circumstances vary from client to client and requirements and methods can vary from district to district. When I’m entering liens on the schedules in the bankruptcy […]