Posts Categorized: Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

New Jersey Bankruptcy in 2015: Everything You Need to Know

Filing a bankruptcy is a big decision and it can be a little overwhelming. We’ve put together this list of all the important things you need to know so that you can make your decision with all the facts in 2015. Types of Bankruptcy There are two main types of consumer bankruptcy: Chapter 7 and… Read more »

Can I Discharge A Loan I Used To Start A Business In New Jersey?

At the end of the bankruptcy process, the debtor receives a discharge of her unsecured debts. This prohibits creditors from ever trying to enforce their claims against the debtor. Certain debts are not discharged, such as student loans, some taxes, child support, and others, but most debts are wiped out. What about a loan used… Read more »

Surviving Casino Closures: Unemployment in Atlantic City

The famous Atlantic City casinos are closing, which means thousands of Atlantic City residents are finding themselves unexpectedly unemployed. The casinos have been struggling for years, but stiff competition from Las Vegas and casinos in surrounding states have simply overwhelmed the boardwalk. Four casinos have closed already in 2014. As of September 2014, Atlantic City… Read more »

Collection Lawsuits in New Jersey

You’ve missed a few payments on a debt and you’ve gotten notice that you’re in default. Now you’re worried about a lawsuit. How does a debt collection lawsuit work in New Jersey? Receipt of Notice You’ll know your creditor has filed a lawsuit against you when you receive a summons and a complaint. The complaint… Read more »

New Jersey Receives a “D-” for Protecting Families in Debt

The National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) recently published a study evaluating state law protections for debtors and their families. It found that not a single state provided adequate protections to allow debtors to continue to work and provide for their families. In 2012, 25% of the complaints received by the FTC related to debt collection. It’s… Read more »

Does the Bible Permit Filing Bankruptcy?

What Does the Bible Say About Bankruptcy? You could argue that the Bible incorporated the spirit of bankruptcy, well before the bankruptcy code was ever written. In fact, the Old Testament calls for periodic forgiveness of debt. Consider Deuteronomy 15: ‘At the end of every seven years you shall grant a remission of debts. And this… Read more »