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Category Archives: Bankruptcy

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Will Missing Financial Records Hurt My Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case?

By Noyes Law Office, P.C. |

Chapter 7 bankruptcy is designed to give Iowa debtors a “fresh start” by discharging their legal obligation to pay certain pre-bankruptcy debts. But a federal bankruptcy judge may refuse to grant a discharge if the debtor fails to follow the law. For example, the Bankruptcy Code states a debtor is not entitled to a… Read More »

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Does Filing for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Mean I Get to Keep My House?

By Noyes Law Office, P.C. |

Perhaps the most common question we get about bankruptcy is, “Can I still keep my house?” The answer to this depends on a number of factors. For example, if you have a mortgage and are behind on your payments, filing for bankruptcy will temporarily halt any foreclosure action. And with a Chapter 13 bankruptcy,… Read More »

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Will Bankruptcy Prevent Creditors from Garnishing My Wages?

By Noyes Law Office, P.C. |

In a previous post, we explained some of the basics of Iowa’s bankruptcy exemptions, specifically as they applied to a debtor’s house and personal automobiles. But another common question we get is, “What about my weekly pay?” Many people file for bankruptcy protection because they fear their creditors may attempt to garnish their wages…. Read More »

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Can I Keep My House and Car If I File for Bankruptcy in Iowa?

By Noyes Law Office, P.C. |

The first question many clients ask us with respect to bankruptcy is, “Can I keep my house?” Or if they do not own a house, maybe they’ll ask about keeping their car or property necessary to run their business. Basically, there is a lot of confusion surrounding what property a debtor may keep when… Read More »

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When Can I Discharge a Student Loan in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

By Noyes Law Office, P.C. |

Chapter 7 bankruptcy is designed to give Iowa debtors a “fresh start” by discharging their legal obligation to repay most of their unsecured debts. Unfortunately, one of the biggest sources of personal debt–student loans–enjoys special protections under federal bankruptcy law. As a general rule, a debtor cannot discharge a student loan unless they can… Read More »

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What to do When You Cannot Make Payments on Your Chapter 13 Repayment Plan

By Noyes Law Office, P.C. |

Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a debt relief method that allows a debtor to repay all or a portion of his or debt over a period of three to five years. Typically, a person chooses to file a Chapter 13 instead of Chapter 7 because he or she has enough disposable income to make monthly… Read More »

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The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA): An Overview

By Noyes Law Office, P.C. |

In order to deter collection agencies from engaging in abusive collection practices in the United States the Federal Government has instituted several laws. Arguably the most notable of these laws is The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) of 1978 which was established in order to help protect those who are delinquent on their… Read More »

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Bankruptcy for Family Farmers: Chapter 12

By Noyes Law Office, P.C. |

Did you know that the U.S. Bankruptcy Code affords a special type of bankruptcy protection to qualifying family farmers and family fishermen under Chapter 12? Although we don’t have too many fishermen here in Iowa we certainly do have a lot of family farmers so let’s take a moment to look at Chapter 12… Read More »

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The Pros of Filing for Bankruptcy

By Noyes Law Office, P.C. |

Choosing to file for bankruptcy is a big decision that carries many pros and cons with it. Filing for bankruptcy can get creditors off your back, discharge all or most of your debts, put you back on your feet financially, and let you start over. However, filing for bankruptcy is not the right move… Read More »

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Can I End My Iowa Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Early?

By Noyes Law Office, P.C. |

Filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Iowa is a commitment: for three to five years, you are agreeing to pay the local bankruptcy court trustee your “disposable income” (as that amount is calculated) in order that such funds can be used to pay your debts and obligations. Depending on your spending habits and lifestyle… Read More »

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