Bankruptcy related Links and Information | Tampa Bankruptcy Attorney | Michael Barnett, PA | Office locations in Hillsborough, Pasco & Polk County Florida


This firm is now able to have all meetings necessary to file a bankruptcy case by telephone or video chat via Skype or Zoom.  Documents can be signed electronically, and filed upon the electronic signature with the originals mailed to the office by postal mail later.  Court hearings before judges are almost always held by telephone until the emergency is over, and meetings of creditors set before April 10 are continued, ones set after April 10 are tentatively being scheduled but procedures may change to do these by video or telephone.


The firm remains open to serve your needs while keeping everyone safe.

813-870-3100 | 506 N. Armenia Ave. Tampa FL 33609

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.

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Bankruptcy Related Links and Information:

Tampa Bankruptcy Court

American Bankruptcy Institute

The Florida Bar

Tampa Bankruptcy Blog

American Board of Certification

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


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:

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)

Census Bureau, IRS Data and Administrative Expenses Multipliers - (Cases Filed Between May 1, 2018 and October 31, 2018, Inclusive)


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 25 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

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