Author Archives: Walter Benenati

The Power of the Bankruptcy Automatic Stay

The automatic stay is one of the most beneficial features of bankruptcy. This protection provides temporary reprieve from collection activities, while letting the filer regain their financial footing. While the automatic stay does not eliminate debt, it suspends efforts to collect on debts while the bankruptcy case is open. Anyone struggling with debt knows the …

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Eviction and Foreclosure Moratorium Extended by President Biden

Prospective clients sometimes ask me will I be evicted if I cannot pay my rent? This is a serious problem in Orlando because the pandemic is seriously hurting people right now. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have found themselves facing financial struggles they never anticipated. Nearly a year later, many still struggle to meet …

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The Benenati Law Firm Largest Filer of Consumer Bankruptcies in the Nation

Orlando, FL – (October 7, 2020) The Orlando-based Benenati Law Firm has filed more Chapter 7 consumer bankruptcy cases than any other firm in the country, according to the 2020 Third Quarter Chapter 7 Filing List. “Our clients provide the greatest testament when it comes to the power of the Restart Button,” said Walter Benenati, …

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What to Do If You Are Being Sued by A Credit Card Company

Credit card debt is an issue that plagues so many people today, especially during these difficult economic times.  What starts as annoying collection calls eventually turns into legal actions by the credit card company or a third-party debt collector. American Express, Discover Bank, Bank of America, and Capital One lawsuits are all common. Then you …

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CARES Act Expands Access to Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Relief for Central Florida Small Businesses

The coronavirus pandemic has hit small businesses hard, forcing many of them to close, open at limited capacity, or file for bankruptcy protection. Prior to the passage of the CARES Act, which went into effect on March 27, 2020, filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy was not an option for most small businesses due to the …

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Student Loan Debt Relief During COVID-19

The recently passed CARES Act has provided relief for some of those struggling with student loan debt amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For the more than 44 million student loan borrowers carrying $1.5 trillion in outstanding debt, this relief could not come at a better time. One of the biggest measures included in the $2.2 …

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