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Is It An Automatic Stay Violation If Doctor Refuses To Treat Bankrupt Patient Unless He Pays Doctor's Pre-Petition Medical Bill?

Here’s an interesting issue that circulated on a bankruptcy attorney listserv. A debtor files bankruptcy because he cannot pay credit card and medical bills.

Number Of Tax Dependents Does Not Determine Household For Bankruptcy Means Test

Here’s a question from a bankruptcy attorney in South Florida which touches upon an important and very basic concept for the bankruptcy means test. The attorney states that he represents a Chapter 7 client who has been in a domestic partnership for a long time. He and his partner have two children. The client claims himself and one of the children as a dependant for income tax purposes. The attorney asks if the debtor includes only his income and the expenses of the child he claims as tax dependent, or household income. The answer is household income. For bankruptcy purposes, the debtor’s household includes all the people living in the home as a primary residence regardless of whom is claimed as a dependent for tax purposes. This debtor’s means test should include everyone’s income and everyone’s household and living expenses. ------------------------------ The best way to find a good bankruptcy lawyer is to make sure that you're dealing with a firm that specializes in bankruptcy.

When Bankruptcy Benefits Criminals? Comparing O.J. And Casey.

After reading and considering my posts regarding legal issues in a Casey Anthony bankruptcy, an attorney sent me an email asking why O.J. did not file Chapter 7 bankruptcy. He asks why would bankruptcy work for Casey if it did not work for O.J.