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Have Chapter 11 Bankruptcies Increased?

Posted on May 21, 2018 by The Sader Law Firm

Business Insider recently published an article on how Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases increased by 63 percent since last March. The article used bankruptcy filing data published by the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI). According to the data, there were 770 Chapter 11 filings this past March. There have not been this many Chapter 11 cases filed in a single month since April 2011. Why are so many Chapter 11 cases being filed? Part of the reason is because many businesses with physical locations, such as shopping mall retailers, are struggling to remain profitable. Brick-and-mortar businesses, as they are sometimes called, are experiencing severe financial difficulties. We wrote a recent blog on Toys ‘R Us that went into more detail on why these stores are struggling. Why Should Businesses File for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy? Businesses may benefit from Chapter 11 bankruptcy if they are struggling financially. In fact, Chapter 11 may give…
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Can I Discharge Income Tax Debt in Bankruptcy?

Posted on May 18, 2018 by The Sader Law Firm

The 2018 tax filing season ended on April 17. For three-fourths of filers, they received a tax refund from the Department of the Treasury. Not everyone is quite so lucky. Some filers received notices from the IRS that they owe taxes. You could face several consequences if you owe the IRS money and are unable to pay. The IRS could garnish your wages to satisfy the tax debts. In addition, they could also place liens on physical properties or levies on bank accounts. You can discharge many debts by filing for bankruptcy. It is more difficult to discharge tax debts. The good news is that is not impossible. You may be able to discharge tax debts in bankruptcy if you meet all of the following criteria. You have income tax debt. Only income tax debts are dischargeable. You cannot discharge other types of taxes in bankruptcy. The taxes are at…
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Dealing With Your Emotions While Filing for Bankruptcy

Posted on May 17, 2018 by The Sader Law Firm

If you’re considering bankruptcy, you probably never imagined yourself in this position. Depending on your personality, you might feel embarrassed, stressed, or uncertain. It can even make you question what “kind” of person you are. While it’s natural for the bankruptcy process to have an impact on your emotions, don’t let it cause an identity crisis. You can be doing everything right, and still find yourself financially upside down. In fact, some of the most successful people in history have been exactly where you are today. Abraham Lincoln, Walt Disney and Henry Ford are on the list of formerly-bankrupt Americans. And like you, they probably experienced some of the emotions that are typical of each of the steps of the bankruptcy process. The consultation We’re not here to judge you. More than anyone else on the planet, we attorneys know that many people filing for bankruptcy are stuck in that…
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