When Can I File for Bankruptcy in Iowa?

While most people have a broad understanding of what bankruptcy is and how it relieves individuals and families of their debt, fewer understand exactly how the bankruptcy process works, and what it specifically does for the filer. One topic that is cause for frequent confusion, for instance, is bankruptcy eligibility. Bankruptcy eligibility refers to the …

Bankruptcy Reminders For the 2012 Tax Season

On Tuesday, the IRS announced that the recent tax law changes will push back tax season by eight days. Individual tax returns will first be accepted on January 30, while April 15 remains the deadline for filing. For many, tax season can be a bittersweet time of year. If you’re expecting a big return, it’s …

Bankruptcy in Iowa: 2012 in Review

The turn of a new year is always a good time to reflect on the past year, assess our current situation, and make goals for where we’d like to see ourselves by this time next year. In the bankruptcy world, however, last year has been in the books since September 30, the final day of …

Can I Get My Bankruptcy Dismissed?

Every so often, we are faced with a situation in which a client has recently filed for bankruptcy, but wants to change his or her mind. Sometimes they want to change their type of bankruptcy – to either a Chapter 7 “straight” bankruptcy or the more long-term Chapter 13 – and sometimes they want to …

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