506 N. Armenia Ave. Tampa FL 33609 | 813-870-3100
Michael Barnett on the Web:
Michael Barnett's Tampa Bankruptcy Blog - Updates of cases and notes of interest regarding consumer bankruptcy law generally and in Tampa specifically.
Bankruptcy Related Links and Information:
Rebuilding credit after bankruptcy: newest edition:
Free mortgage counseling: Hope Alliance or call 888-995-HOPE
Non-bankruptcy credit counseling (as alternative to bankruptcy)
Legal Aid Offices:
Hillsborough and Pasco County:
Polk or Hardee County contact:
Florida Rural Legal Services
963 E. Memorial Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33801-1919
Wichlacoochee Area Legal Services
51 W. Fort Dade Avenue
Brooksville, FL 34601
Links relevant to new bankruptcy law:
Consumer provisions analyzed by Michael Barnett: 1017checklist
Strategies of Consumer Bankruptcy Appeals, Aspatore Press, including chapter by Michael Barnett at Amazon
Legal Briefs filed by firm under 2005 law:
Homestead Limitations: In re Rasmussen 347 B.R. 747 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 2006).
Car Ownership Allowance: In re George (decision pending).
Approved credit counseling agencies for Florida: Ofc US Trustee cc
We recommend that clients use In Charge Educational Foundation. We recommend clients do not use Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management, Inc or Consumer Credit Counseling of Central Florida. Whichever service is used, make sure they understand that the counseling is to meet the bankruptcy requirement.
Approved Personal Financial Management Courses: UST-pfm
IRS standards for allowable expenses:
Some disclosure forms related to the new law:
Over 20 Years in Florida
Michael Barnett has provided his services in and around Tampa, Florida covering Hillsborough, Pasco and Polk County for over 20 years.
Mr. Barnett is board certified by the American Board of Certification in consumer bankruptcy law, and has been board certified since January 1993.
The BBB has determined that this business meets accreditation standards.