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Conversion motion in Chapter 7 bankruptcy denied

On the one hand, the U.S. Bankruptcy Code allows filers to convert their bankruptcies from Chapter 7 to Chapter 13. On the other hand, what New Jersey residents might not know is that such a conversion is only permitted if the provisions of another section of the code are met. That section requires that a Chapter 7 filer meets the Chapter 13 bankruptcy filing requirements.

What happens to property during a bankruptcy?

Many New Jersey residents might hesitate to file for bankruptcy because they are concerned about losing their property. Fortunately, the U.S. Bankruptcy Code provides for filers to be able to keep certain property. Furthermore, if a filer wants to keep a piece of property that secures a debt listed in the bankruptcy, that might be possible as well.

Rapper's Chapter 13 bankruptcy dismissed -- debts not discharged

New Jersey music fans might be familiar with rapper Tyga, whose real name is Michael Ray Stevenson. In Dec. 2010, Tyga filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy. That bankruptcy was dismissed in February of this year for failure to provide required documents to the court. He did not receive a discharge of any of his debts.

What happens when a creditor comes calling after a bankruptcy?

One of the benefits of receiving a bankruptcy discharge is that a debtor no longer owes the debts that are wiped clean by the court. However, occasionally, a creditor will contact a New Jersey resident regarding a debt that was discharged in the bankruptcy. When this happens, it is often in violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

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