Michael Barnett, PA
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.

Michael Barnett on Google+

The Law Office of Michael Barnett on Facebook

Bankruptcy Related Links and Information:

Tampa Bankruptcy Court

National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys

American Bankruptcy Institute

The Florida Bar

Tampa Bankruptcy Blog

American Board of Certification

Martindale-Hubbell

Rebuilding credit after bankruptcy: newest edition:

Bounce Back from Bankruptcy (used copies are better deal)

Chapter 13 Trustee Kelly Remick's website

Chapter 13 Trustee Jon Waage's website

Free mortgage counseling: Hope Alliance or call 888-995-HOPE

Law Firms: Some other firms we recommend:

For Corporate reorganization bankruptcies or Pinellas County consumer or business:

Daniel Herman

For personal injury claims (accidents, slip fall, etc).

Lex Taylor, Lakeland.

 

 

Non-bankruptcy credit counseling (as alternative to bankruptcy)

Clearpoint Counseling Service

Legal Aid Offices:

Hillsborough and Pasco County:

Bay Area Legal Services

Polk or Hardee County contact:

Florida Rural Legal Services
963 E. Memorial Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33801-1919
(863) 688-7376

Herrnando County:

Wichlacoochee Area Legal Services
51 W. Fort Dade Avenue
Brooksville, FL 34601
(352) 796-7238

Beneficent Entertainment:

www.freerice.com

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

 

Means Testing:

Census Bureau, IRS Data and Administrative Expenses Multipliers - (Cases Filed On or After November 1, 2016)

 

IRS standards for allowable expenses:

Food-clothing-nec: National
Healthcare Expenses, National
Housing and Utilities, Florida.
Transportation, Regional adjusted

Some disclosure forms related to the new law:

Debt Relief Agency disclosure
Debt Relief Agency contract
Information disclosure
Chapter 7 Contract
Chapter 13 Contract

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.

Board Certified

Mr. Barnett is board certified by the American Board of Certification in consumer bankruptcy law, and has been board certified since January 1993.

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