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  • Homestead Exemption Proceeds - Beware the Trustee
    Homestead Exemption Proceeds - Beware the Trustee

    One issue which comes up when contemplating the filing of a bankruptcy is the homestead exemption. Normally the issue is fairly straightforward. Arizona’s Homestead Exemption, ARS. 33-1101provides: ...

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  • To Trust or Not To Trust- Does a Trust have any effect on your bankruptcy?
    To Trust or Not To Trust- Does a Trust have any effect on your bankruptcy?

    One item that is often overlooked by persons considering filing bankruptcy is that handy trust that someone said you had to have years ago. Remember, the “My Family” living trust that you created a ...

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  • What Is a
    What Is a "Lien Strip" and How Does It Work?

    When the real estate market crashed, starting in 2007, we had many homeowners stuck in a situation where their homes plummeted in value so much that there was no equity at all. Thousands of homeowners ...

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  • Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Can Help with Tax Debt
    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Can Help with Tax Debt

    If tax debt is a substantial portion of your liability and you can qualify, you may want to consider filing a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Even if the taxes are secured, the majority of courts have held ...

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  • Arizona Legislature Amends Exemptions for Bankruptcy
    Arizona Legislature Amends Exemptions for Bankruptcy

    For the first time since 2001, Arizona has increased the exemptions that a Debtor may claim when he files a bankruptcy. When debtors file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, they receive a discharge of their ...

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  • Collection Threats - Fact or Fiction
    Collection Threats - Fact or Fiction

    In the years that I have practiced as a bankruptcy attorney in Arizona, one of the most common things that drives a client into my office in a state of panic is the threats he hears coming from ...

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