Jeffrey David Solomon’s Answers

Jeffrey David Solomon

Hollywood Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney.

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  1. I wonder if I was properly counseled by my loan modification attorney

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Kevin Christopher Gleason
    2. Jeffrey David Solomon
    3. Alan D. Walton
    4. William Joseph Kopp Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    Loan modification strategy is often a judgment call and hard to predict. If you have a pending loan modification application and have not yet received a trial period proposal, then the filing of the bankruptcy could halt the modification process. It is nice to be able to lock in the modification prior to filing bankruptcy, especially if you are now in a default position. On the other hand, your credit card debt might get in the way of a modification instead of being a plus. The bank will...

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  2. Bankruptcy Lawyer not responding to email or phone calls for month plus

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Robert P Garven
    2. Shaye Larkin
    3. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    4. Adam Brooks Arnold
    5. Jeffrey David Solomon
    5 lawyer answers

    Clearly you need a response from the attorney you paid and need to seriously consider another chapter 13 attorney. You should put a letter in writing to the attorney, and ultimately, there is the issue of contacting the Florida Bar if there is such a delay. You do need to be sure a case is filed before the foreclosure sale date and you might certainly need to contact a new attorney.

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  3. Can I file for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy before the dissolution of marriage?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jeffrey David Solomon
    2. Alan D. Walton
    3. Robert Jason De Groot
    4. Eric Leonard Bolves
    5. Todd Joseph Mannis
    5 lawyer answers

    You should consult an attorney regarding the details of your case. You can file now. But there are issues involving budget(how much will be child support or alimony and to whom) and whether there is a property settlement or order that might be dischargeable in a chapter 13 but not a chapter 7.(alimony and child support will not be dischargeable.) Because of these factors, it might be better to wait.

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  4. Bankruptcy Order to Turn Over Property Then Report of No Distribution?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey David Solomon
    2. Jeffrey B. Lampert
    3. Walter C Oney Jr
    4. Dorothy G Bunce
    4 lawyer answers

    This is a Report of No Distrubution. This is good news. It means the trustee has concluded that he or she is not going to collect any assets from you. I assume the trustee saw that the amount of refund would be small. You can confirm with the trustee's office if you want and if you do not have an attorney to ask, and I have seen perhaps once or twice a trustee withdraw a Report of Do Distribution, but this document means you do not have to turnover the refund.

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  5. Default Final Judgment for payment and giving me 45 days to complete FL Small Claims Rules Form 7.343.

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey David Solomon
    2. Roy A. Praver
    3. David Lloyd Merrill
    4. Michael G. Howard
    4 lawyer answers

    You certainly might be "judgment proof", though your car depending on the value can be subject to creditors. :You will need to comply with the required court Fact Information Sheet, which will establish that your income is social security. (though a bankruptcy filing would end the requirement to submit the form) Joint bank accounts can be a problem, though the account might be exempt, the creditor might try to garnish and then you would have to defend. Depending on the amount of other debts...

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  6. Any info on force mediation in foreclosure cases through Bankruptcy court, Ft. Lauderdale FL

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Jeffrey David Solomon
    2. Margery Ellen Golant
    3. Jeffrey B. Lampert
    3 lawyer answers

    As a Broward County bankruptcy attorney, I have started a series of blog posts on the new mediation program which I will be updating. See my blog link below. I have also written an article that will be included in the next Broward County Bar Association Barrister. I have attended about 10 hours of seminars on this new program which is based in part on a program in Orlando. The program is new but the requirements are in place.

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  7. I have accumulated recent credit card debt, that i can't pay off. I filed chap 7, back in 2004. I wrote the judge to reopen the

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Robert James Bigge Jr.
    2. Lewis Matthew Roberts
    3. Kevin Christopher Gleason
    4. Jeffrey David Solomon
    4 lawyer answers

    Your new credit card debt has nothing to do with your 2004 case and you cannot discharge new debt. Your remedy will be to file a new bankruptcy case. As to the reopened case, jurisdictions differ, but the procedure in the Southern District of Florida is that you must file a separate lawsuit within the bankruptcy to provide the added creditor an opportunity to object to your bankruptcy. You need to now consult an attorney. Jeffrey Solomon Law Office of Jeffrey...

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  8. Who do I go first to declare bankruptcy ?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Richard Allan Heller
    2. Jeffrey David Solomon
    3. Patricia A Dzikowski
    4. Kevin Christopher Gleason
    5. William Joseph Kopp Jr.
    5 lawyer answers

    You should be able to obtain a free consultation with a local bankruptcy attorney to review your assets and income. Pension income and social security income would not be subject to creditors outside of bankruptcy. The amount of your pension income could be relevant in your bankruptcy case if it is a very high pension. The attorney can review your assets to see if any would be subject to being taken by a chapter 7 trustee. Jeffrey Solomon Law Office of Jeffrey...

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  9. Can a bankruptcy protect me against a judgment ? what if the perfect the judgment ?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Jeffrey David Solomon
    2. William Joseph Kopp Jr.
    3. Diane L Gruber
    3 lawyer answers

    You can file bankruptcy before or after a judgment. We would have to look at what assets you have to analyze your exemptions from creditors (since you just moved to Florida this can be a complicated issue, but you might not have assets that would be at issue). Your wife is not responsible for your debt(but if you both resided in California and incurred the debt while married in California, it is possible the creditor could sue both of you because California is a "community property " state....

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  10. I'm considering filing Chapter 7 and have a question about filing status with my son.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Jeffrey David Solomon
    2. Lawrence Joseph Marraffino
    3. Kevin Christopher Gleason
    4. Michael Avanesian
    5. David Michael Benson
    5 lawyer answers

    The issue of how your son is treated on your tax return should no longer make a difference. (In the past there had been more of an issue with trustees checking your claim of household size with the tax return). The issue of whether you are a household of 1 or 2 might not make any difference depending on your income. If you have part time custody we should be able to claim a household size of 2.(There was a case from another state that actually used a fraction of a person to compute the...

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