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Oregon, Bankruptcy and Marijuana

So you were in the marijuana business or worked in it and things didn’t work out. Now you are thinking about filing bankruptcy and wonder what effect, if any, your former business or employer is going to have on you.  As bizarre as it might sound to anyone living in Portland or Salem where dispensaries have [...]

2017-10-23T20:17:05+00:00

Taxes Are A Big Concern For Bankruptcy Filers in Oregon

While taxes are a big concern for bankruptcy filers nationwide, it is a particularly pressing issue for Oregonians. This is so because in addition to taxes that might be due and owing to the IRS, Oregonians have to worry about taxes owed to the Oregon Department of Revenue.  While the IRS is always fairly reasonable [...]

2017-10-10T16:12:23+00:00

BANKRUPTCY AND SECURITY CLEARANCE

Generally, bankruptcy itself will have not have any impact on your ability to obtain or maintain a security clearance. If you think about it, bankruptcy really should make you less of a security risk. Filling out the security clearance application form, requires you to fully disclose your financial life in great detail. If you [...]

2019-03-12T10:33:23+00:00

HOW TO MAKE YOUR CAR DEAL BETTER IN BANKRUPTCY

If your car debt situation isn’t working for you, bankruptcy can provide you with opportunities to do some pretty great things to improve your situation. Under the bankruptcy code, interest rates and monthly car payments can often be lowered. Under some circumstances, the amount that you now owe on the car can be reduced as [...]

2017-10-06T22:18:12+00:00

DATE, TIME AND LOCATION FOR YOUR SALEM BANKRUPTCY HEARING

Once you a case is filed, the first question most of our clients have is when where is their Meeting of the Creditors is going to be held.  In terms of the when, we will let you know after the case is filed. If you forget, the Court itself will mail you a notice setting [...]

2017-10-06T22:25:27+00:00

DON’T FEEL BAD ABOUT FILING BANKRUPTCY

We hate to see anyone feel bad about filing bankruptcy. Every day we meet with people at our Portland, Salem and Sandy office who feel horrible about filing. In almost all cases, filing is completely beyond their control. My guess is that if you were to take a poll in Oregon and ask participants why [...]

2017-10-06T22:08:18+00:00

Keeping the Hummer in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Until very recently Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustees in both Oregon and Washington would often object to Chapter 13 plans containing proposals to pay off "luxury items," such as RVs, boats, high end motorcycles and the like in full while paying little or nothing to unsecured creditors. Trustees would describe such such plans as being made [...]

2013-04-18T03:07:20+00:00

What if I Miss Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Plan Payments in Oregon?

Unlike the bankruptcy courts in many other jurisdictions, the bankruptcy courts of Oregon do not forgive missed payments. In Washington, for example, if you fall behind on payments, it is at least possible for your attorney to file a motion to forgive the arrears owed and start anew. In Oregon, however, you cannot miss any payments [...]

2013-04-04T15:23:51+00:00

Who is the Oregon Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee?

All Chapter 13 cases have a Trustee who is ultimately responsible for the overall administration of your bankruptcy case. In all cases in Northern Oregon, the Chapter 13 BankruptcyTrustee is Wayne Godare. He maintains over 6,000 active files in addition to yours.  For most cases in Southern Oregon(Linn, Lane and Marion County), the Chapter 13 [...]

2013-03-27T23:23:34+00:00