Michael Barnett, PA
506 N. Armenia Ave. Tampa FL 33609 | 813-870-3100

 

Thought for the Day archive: 2014

Bankruptcy related insights and information

 

Thought for the Day Archives: 2005-2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016

 

09/07/2014

 

Retroactive anulment of automatic stay.

 

09/01/2014

 

New form for objection to assigned claims.

 

08/18/2014

 

Mortgage periodic statement rule. Unfortunately, there is an exception for debtors in bankruptcy, even if debt is not affected by the bankruptcy.

 

* Escrow statements may be separate issue, look at loan documents and Regulation X. - http://www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/supmanual/cch/respa.pdf

 

08/13/2014

 

Hawaii case on vesting surrendered property in secured creditor. In re Rosa, 495 B.R. 522 (Bankr. Haw. 2013). While case indicates no 9014 service is required, safer option is to provide full service of plan to creditor.

 

08/05/2014

 

Be aware that if a tax return is filed late, and after the IRS prepares it's own return (18 U.S.C. 6020), then unless the taxpayer signs the IRS return (6020(a) return) the IRS treats this as a return that was never filed (6020(b) return), and hence non-dischargeable under §523(a)(1)(B)(i). If the debtor does sign the IRS return, it is treated as a filed return even though prepared by the IRS (hanging paragrah after 11 U.S.C. §523(a).

 

* History and analysis of 6020 returns - http://tax.network/btcamp/the-never-ending-battle/

 

08/04/2014

 

Judge Delano overruled Will's objection to plan provision amortizing value of investment property over 12.5 years (with creditor's consent) with first five years paid through chapter 13 plan.

 

07/31/2014

 

Good summary of forgiveness of debt income, more nuanced than most bankruptcy attorneys know.

 

06/09/2014

 

Judge Delano, sitting in for Judge Williamson, reduced post-petition mortgage proof of claim fee from $650 to $250, and disallowed in full $500 fee for objection to confirmation of plan providing for mortgage modification mediation on basis that that improperly modified the mortgage.

 

04/19/2014

 

Analysis of fraudulent transfer law and resulting trusts in 4th Circuit decision. In re Pfister, 2014 WL 1492713 (4th Cir., 2014).

 

03/16/2014

 

Sanctions for chapter 13 debtor's attorney for misrepresenting post-petition dso arrearage in order to get plan confirmed.

 

03/16/2014

 

3rd Circuit finds that pre-divorce order right to equitable distribution of marital property is allowable claim (and consequently is asset in spouse's case that must be disclosed).

 

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.

BBB Accredited

The BBB has determined that this business meets accreditation standards.