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Posts Tagged ‘Bankruptcy’

Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need Act of 2019

access_time Posted on: March 26th, 2020

Haven Act of 2019 In August of 2019, Congress rewarded our Veterans for their service by approving the “Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need Act of 2019”, aka the “HAVEN Act”. The purpose of the Act is to exempt from the calculation of monthly income certain benefits paid by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense. The Act modified the definition of “Current Monthly Income” under the Bankruptcy Code to exclude VA benefits, in general.  What does this mean for our clients? In Bankruptcy, there are certain factors considered for whether our individual, consumer clients qualify for… read more »

CGA Bankruptcy Chair, Lawrence V. Young, Esq. Offers Free Telephone Consultations to Public

access_time Posted on: March 25th, 2020

CGA Bankruptcy Chair, Lawrence V. Young, Esq. Offers Free Telephone Consultations to Public In the face of business shut downs and layoffs, many are left wondering how they are going to pay their bills and make ends meet. Small businesses and individuals are left with questions about their specific financial circumstances and what the future holds. Free Telephone ConsultationsOn Tuesday, March 31, 2020 from 8:30 to 11:30am, CGA Law Firm is offering a chance to have those questions answered at no charge. Attorney Lawrence Young will make himself available as a public service for a no charge, no obligation conversation to discuss… read more »

COVID-19 Update: Facing a Lack of Cash Flow

access_time Posted on: March 24th, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Facing a Lack of Cash Flow As the Chair of the CGA Bankruptcy Department, I am already getting calls from individuals and small businesses about how to handle the lack of cash flow. Businesses have been forced to close, and those that are open are doing less business. Individuals have been told to go home, and unemployment benefits (if you are eligible to receive them) are not the same as your regular paycheck.  The question I am being asked is “what do I do now?”  The easy answer is to take care of yourself and your family, and stay away from… read more »

How Bankruptcy Actually Improves Your Credit

access_time Posted on: June 3rd, 2019

Article by: Haley Rohrbaugh, Esquire A common misconception about Consumer Bankruptcy is that it devastates your credit. When I meet with potential clients for an initial consultation, most are surprised to find that a Bankruptcy filing will actually improve their credit score. Credit limit usage. Using more than 50% of allowed credit limits will negatively affect a consumer’s credit score. (For example, a credit card with a $1,000.00 credit limit holding a balance due of $500+ will cause credit scores to decrease); andDebt-to-income ratio. Having high levels of debt compared to household income will also decrease credit scores. However, the… read more »

Larry Young: Bankruptcy

access_time Posted on: May 31st, 2019

Article by: Larry Young, Esquire Title 11 of the United States Code is the Bankruptcy Code, enacted pursuant to Congress’s constitutional authority to make a uniform law respecting bankruptcy. Most people understand that the overall concept of bankruptcy is to get a discharge from debts and to get what the Bankruptcy Code refers to as a “fresh start.” Most people are also aware of what is normally dischargeable: credit cards, utility bills and medical bills, as well as mortgage and car loan deficiencies. Most people however, are unaware of the limitations that exist on the ability to obtain a discharge…. read more »