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NC Bankruptcy Lawyer in Charlotte North Carolina for Chapter 7 / Chapter 13


In October 2011, on quite short notice, an increase in the filing fees for bankruptcy cases was announced.  Fees for Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 are going up by $7 each. 

 Type of Case      Old Fees      New Fees as of 11/1/11 
 Chapter 7 $299.00 $306 
 Chapter 13 $274.00 $281.00
 Chapter 11 $1,039.00 $1,046.00
 Motion for Relief $150.00 $176.00
 Adversary Proceeding  $250.00   $293.00

Bankruptcy Mortgage Modification:

2011 update:  Sadly, this is not likely to pass anytime soon.  While I believe that a judicially supervised mortgage program is perfectly suited for bankrutpcy judges to administer, the creditors have fought hard to prevent this from occurring.

2008:  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D, NV) introduced S. 2636, the Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008 and indicated that the bill will be considered on the Senate floor as early as the week of February 25th 2008.

Title IV of the bill is the original S. 2136 introduced by Senator Durbin and is supported by NACBA (National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys).

Title IV will help families save their homes from foreclosure by allowing for bankruptcy court-supervised loan modifications.

This is a very exciting development.

We will need to generate a lot of constituent calls and letters in support of the bill.

Article: Mortgage Loan Modification May Soon Be Allowed in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

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