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Recent Blogs

November 9, 2018

Attorney Walter Benenati Receives Preeminent AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell for 2019

November 9, 2018

Attorney Walter Benenati Rated One of the TOP 3 Bankruptcy Lawyers in Orlando

October 29, 2018

How Filing Bankruptcy Can Reinstate Your Driver’s License

October 3, 2018

Steps to Take If You Are Facing a Medical Debt Lawsuit

October 3, 2018

Betsy DeVos Loses Lawsuit in Violation of Student Loan Borrower Protections

August 31, 2018

What to Expect When Your Debt Goes to Collection

August 31, 2018

Understanding Florida’s Bankruptcy Exemptions

August 31, 2018

Bankruptcy Booms Among the Elderly

August 31, 2018

Bankruptcy & Divorce: How the Two Are Connected

August 31, 2018

How Long Can a Debt Collector Pursue an Old Debt?

Chapter 7 bankruptcy allows a person to liquidate their non-exempt assets and distribute the proceeds to creditors in exchange for discharge of their debts. Orlando bankruptcy attorney Walter Benenati, who has filed for bankruptcy himself, will use his personal experience and knowledge of Florida bankruptcy law to develop a positive solution for you.

Are You Eligible for Chapter 7?

Although Chapter 7 is the most common form of bankruptcy, not everyone is eligible to file for it. In 2005, Congress passed the Bankruptcy Protection Act (BAPCPA), which established a means test that determines whether or not an individual is eligible to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Under this means test, someone who wants to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy must show an average income that is below the state’s median income in order to qualify.

In Florida, a one person family with an average monthly income of $3,493 or a 6-month total of $20,958 may qualify for Chapter 7. Some judges look to your ability to pay as part of the “totality of the circumstances” test that may bar you from Chapter 7 bankruptcy, even if your income is above or below the median. An experienced bankruptcy attorney like Walter Benenati can make sure that you’ve properly calculated your income and are truly eligible for Chapter 7.

If calculating your income and ability to pay sounds like a lot of work to you, let the Law Offices of Walter F. Benenati handle your Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Our skilled bankruptcy attorneys will walk you through the paperwork and if you do not qualify for Chapter 7, will help you pursue a Chapter 13 bankruptcy action instead.

Filing for bankruptcy in Central Florida can be extremely complex. Call 407-BANKRUPT (407-777-7777) to get bankruptcy advice from the Law Offices of Walter F. Benenati, bankruptcy attorneys who know what you’re going through and can help you restart your financial life.

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Recent Blogs

November 9, 2018

Attorney Walter Benenati Receives Preeminent AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell for 2019

November 9, 2018

Attorney Walter Benenati Rated One of the TOP 3 Bankruptcy Lawyers in Orlando

October 29, 2018

How Filing Bankruptcy Can Reinstate Your Driver’s License

October 3, 2018

Steps to Take If You Are Facing a Medical Debt Lawsuit

October 3, 2018

Betsy DeVos Loses Lawsuit in Violation of Student Loan Borrower Protections

August 31, 2018

What to Expect When Your Debt Goes to Collection

August 31, 2018

Understanding Florida’s Bankruptcy Exemptions

August 31, 2018

Bankruptcy Booms Among the Elderly

August 31, 2018

Bankruptcy & Divorce: How the Two Are Connected

August 31, 2018

How Long Can a Debt Collector Pursue an Old Debt?