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11 USC 522(o) - Homestead Exemption Limitations in Bankruptcy

11 USC 522(o) – Homestead Exemption Limitations in Bankruptcy

In bankruptcy, creditors can allege that debtors should lose the part of their homestead exemption that is allegedly “attributable to” an “intent to hinder, delay, or defraud a creditor” under 11 U.S.C. § 522(o). This is particularly important given the recent increase in California’s homestead exemption effective January 1, 2021, which is now as high … Read More

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Bankruptcy Exemptions – Can a Court Deny Exemptions After Law v. Siegel?

Limits on Court Authority to Deny Bankruptcy Exemptions When a debtor files for chapter 7 or chapter 11 bankruptcy, the debtor is entitled to certain bankruptcy exemptions which effect creditor’s rights. The exempt property is shielded from the creditors circling around the debtor’s estate for collection of their outstanding loans. One well-known exemption is the … Read More

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Escrow Holder Liability and Related Damages – A Simple Framework

Escrow Holder Liability Theories An escrow holder is typically able to be held liable on theories of: breach of contract, general negligence, and breach of fiduciary duty, among others which will not be discussed herein. Talkov Law, however, does have a stable of attorneys ready to assist with any other potential theories of liability which … Read More

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Bankruptcy Lien Avoidance on Exempt Property for Nondischargeable Debts [11 USC 522(f)(1) & 523(a)]

Debtor’s Rights in Bankruptcy to Avoid Judgment Liens Under Section 522(f)(1) of the Bankruptcy Code Debtors are likely subject to bankruptcy due to their inability to satisfy outstanding obligations to unsatisfied creditors. Bankruptcy affords a debtor protections in furtherance of the bankruptcy code‘s central goal to provide a fresh start to good faith debtors subjected … Read More

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Homestead Exemption California: The Ultimate Guide

While many California homeowners have heard of bankruptcy exemptions like the homestead exemption, few understand how this powerful tool can be used to ensure that homeowners stay in their homes, despite creditors, judgments, and even bankruptcies. Below, the experienced California bankruptcy attorneys at Talkov Law provide the tips and tricks to maximize your California homestead … Read More

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Ordinary Course of Business Transfers – Preference Defense in Bankruptcy

Preference Actions in Bankruptcy For a simple explanation of what a preference action in bankruptcy is, click here. A preference action is undertaken by the trustee or debtor in possession in either chapter 7 or chapter 11 bankruptcy. In some ways, it is similar to a fraudulent transfer or fraudulent conveyance proceeding in that it … Read More

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Contemporaneous Exchange of New Value – Preference Defense in Bankruptcy

Preference Actions in Bankruptcy For a simple explanation of what a preference action in bankruptcy is, click here. A preference action is undertaken by the trustee or debtor in possession in either chapter 7 or chapter 11 bankruptcy. In some ways, it is similar to a fraudulent transfer or fraudulent conveyance proceeding in that it … Read More

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2 Preference Defenses in Bankruptcy: New Value & Ordinary Course – A Simple Guide to the Popular Defenses

What is a Preference in Bankruptcy? The trustee in bankruptcy is incentivized to claw-back any transfers made by the debtor before the bankruptcy petition is filed in order to maximize the trustee’s own compensation. In addition to the trustee’s ability to attack fraudulent conveyances and actions taken by creditors in violation of the automatic stay, … Read More

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Automatic Stay Violation Sanctions in Bankruptcy [11 U.S.C. 362(k)(1)]

How to Recover Sanctions for Violations of the Automatic Stay in Bankruptcy Many bankruptcy practitioners think an automatic stay violation equals sanctions for every debtor. However, those sanctions are only available to “individuals,” not corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), and others entities. What is the Automatic Stay in Bankruptcy? Upon the filing of a petition … Read More

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Dischargeability of Debt for “Willful & Malicious Injury” – 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(6)

No Discharge of Debt Arising From Willful and Malicious Injury Non-Dischargeability under 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(6) A primary purpose of filing for bankruptcy is to provide the debtor with the opportunity to discharge their debts, thereby obtaining a fresh start. However, not all debts are dischargeable under the United States Bankruptcy Code. One category of … Read More

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