Bankruptcy for Millionaires: Can I File Chapter 7 or 13 In Florida?

Bankruptcy for Millionaires: Can I File Chapter 7 or 13 In Florida?

True or false: if I make a lot of money or have a lot of assets, then I can’t file for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy in the state of Florida.

False.

Don’t fall for that common myth about bankruptcy for millionaires. Even if you have a high net worth, you’re eligible to file for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. In fact, bankruptcy is a smart solution for many savvy business people whose entrepreneurial ventures fail, or who don’t have enough capital to satisfy their business liabilities. The advantages of bankruptcy can also help employees forced to take early retirement from a well-paying job.         Continue Reading

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy not for everyone – can you pass the means test?

Chapter 7 bankruptcy is the fastest legal way to discharge unmanageable debt.  However, many people who come to me for advice on filing bankruptcy are surprised to learn that they earn too much income to qualify for this form of debt relief.  This week, I spoke with a gentleman who was a perfect candidate for a chapter 7 bankruptcy: a recent divorce has left his personal finances in disarray, with a mortgaged house that neither he and his former wife can afford to pay.  However, this father of one earns $85,000.00 a year – too much income to qualify for chapter 7 bankruptcy.        Continue Reading

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