Before 2005 it used to be fairly easy and cheap to file bankruptcy. When the bankruptcy laws changed in 2005 the process for filing for bankruptcy became more complicated. Due to the complications of cases fees across the country for filing bankruptcy also went up. One of the main things that changed is the requirement […]
How Did Bankruptcy Change With the New Laws in 2005?
Cross collateralization is a clause in a purchase contract that secures a loan which serves as collateral for all other loans made with the borrower in the past, present, and future. This type of loan is usually found at credit unions, but can sometimes be found at your typical banks. Cross collateralization most commonly occurs […]
With the new bankruptcy laws in 2005, Congress passed legislation requiring a person filing bankruptcy to take a credit counseling course within the 180-day period preceding the date the bankruptcy case is filed with the court. A certificate of completion must be filed with your bankruptcy. Most of the approved credit counseling companies provide the course online and the fees vary by company. However, it is important that you take your credit counseling course from an approved credit counseling company.
The courts require that you take a credit counseling course from an approved agency prior to your bankruptcy being filed. This is not a requirement from just our law firm, this is a requirement by the Court.