Archive for: ‘January 2012’

Tax Representation Firm JK Harris to file Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

January 13, 2012 Posted by kingcade

The CEO of one of the nation’s largest tax representation firms, John K. Harris, has suspended all current operations at JK Harris and will reportedly file Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Since October 2011, Harris has been attempting to restructure and possibly sell the business and two affiliates under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Harris is calling the firm’s current state a “reorganization process.” By filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Harris is attempting to keep many of the company’s assets while reorganizing and restructuring JK Harris’ finances.

The company who made its name by marketing the slogan, “resolving taxpayer’s debt issues for pennies on the dollar,” has been in financial crisis after multiple client settlements, where plaintiffs claimed they had been misled by JK Harris. Harris’ firm has a countless number of former and current clients who claim to have paid large amounts in fees after being promised compensation and receiving little, if any, return.

To read more on this story visit: http://www.examiner.com/tax-preparation-in-national/jk-harris-to-file-bankruptcy-shutdown-fueled-by-taxpayer-complaints
If you are in a financial crisis and are considering filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy, contact an experienced attorney who can advise you of all of your options. Our bankruptcy attorneys at Kingcade & Garcia can help families and individuals get the most out of Chapter 13 bankruptcy. We fully evaluate your financial situation, debt and income to make sure that Chapter 13 is your best option. Many people who come to our firm are surprised to discover that Chapter 13 may not be the right option, and that with the assistance of an experienced and qualified lawyer, they can be better served by Chapter 7’s debt elimination strategies. You can find more useful consumer information on the Kingcade & Garcia, P.A. website at www.miamibankruptcy.com.

Minnesota Bankruptcy Case Leads to an Unforeseen Religious Dispute

January 13, 2012 Posted by kingcade

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Nancy Dreher ordered the arrest of Attorney Naomi Isaacson in Minnesota after an on-going bankruptcy case lead to an unveiling of religious and racial slurs in court documents against Judge Dreher and other court officials.

Isaacson represented a subsidiary group in the bankruptcy case called the Samanta Roy Institute of Science and Technology. After failing to turn over mandatory court documents and making accusations of bigotry and conspiracy in a memo concerning the court officials, Judge Dreher placed Isaacson under arrest. She also ordered that she and another attorney involved each pay $5,000 in penalties and attend legal ethics classes.

Judge Dreher, who claims no particular religious faith was repeatedly named “Nancy Dreher, the Catholic Judge,” in the memo. “It is referring to a mentality and an adherence to a universal creed of White Supremacy,” Judge Dreher stated, after reviewing the memo.

Judge Dreher has turned the matter over to Chief U.S. District Judge Michael Davis for further review.

To read more on this story visit: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-mn-anti-catholicfili,0,209481.story

If you are in a financial crisis and are considering filing bankruptcy, contact an experienced attorney who can advise you of all of your options. Since 1996 Kingcade & Garcia, P.A. has been helping people from all walks of life build a better tomorrow. Our attorneys’ help thousands of people every year take advantage of their rights under bankruptcy protection to restart, rebuild and recover. The day you hire our firm, we will contact your creditors to stop the harassment. You can also find useful consumer information on the Kingcade & Garcia, P.A. website at www.miamibankruptcy.com.

Surprising New Trend Emerges in America’s Troubled Housing Market: Big Banks agree to cut losses in order to save homes at the risk of Foreclosure

January 13, 2012 Posted by kingcade

In 30 percent of private loan modifications last year, large banks like Bank of America, have agreed to a principal write-down, cutting the amount homeowners owe on their home as far down to the current market value. This is in an effort to allow borrowers to actually afford payments on their home. With housing prices plunging back down to earth after the housing bubble burst and incomes remaining flat, banks are hoping to now match affordable homes with people who can actually afford them.
Bank of America has been the first big bank to launch a pilot project with Boston Community Capital, a nonprofit that is buying homes at market value and reselling them to current homeowners at a slight markup, so the homeowners can actually afford the payments. Some experts have described this as ‘overdue housekeeping’ for America’s economy. Banks clear their balance sheets, investors get a predictable stream of income, and homeowners get to stay in their homes.
To read more on this story visit:
http://www.npr.org/2012/01/02/143601604/in-mortgage-crisis-some-banks-agree-to-cut-losses
Choosing the right attorney can make the difference between whether or not you can keep your home. A well qualified attorney will not only help you keep your home, but they will be able to negotiate a loan that has payments you can afford. Foreclosure defense attorney, Timothy Kingcade has helped many facing foreclosure alleviate their stress by letting them stay in their homes for at least another year, allowing them to re-organize their lives. If you have any questions on the topic of foreclosure please feel free to contact me at (305) 285-9100. You can also find useful consumer information on the Kingcade & Garcia, P.A. website at www.miamibankruptcy.com.

Bankruptcy Filings Down in 2011

January 5, 2012 Posted by kingcade

According to recent statistics from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, bankruptcy cases filed in federal courts for fiscal year 2011 totaled 1,467,221, down 8 percent from the previous year. This was reflected in the filings of all bankruptcy chapters. Chapter 7 filings in 2011 were down 10 percent from 2010. Chapter 13 filings fell 4 percent. Chapter 11 filings fell 16 percent and Chapter 12 filings were down 4 percent.
Personal bankruptcies in South Florida fell in 2011, for the first time in five years. Attorney Timothy Kingcade attributes this to the backlog of foreclosures and under-employment. Many homeowners facing foreclosure have been able to put off bankruptcy as the lenders dealt with investigations of robo-signing and other issues stalling foreclosures in court. Filing for personal bankruptcy in South Florida can cost $2,000 or more, including lawyer’s fees, court costs, and mandatory credit counseling. With the number of South Floridians being out of work, filing for bankruptcy has become a luxury.

In December, 2,470 residents filed for bankruptcy in the South Florida district, which includes Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties, according to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Miami. That was down 9 percent from November. For the year, there were 34,492 filings, down from about 38,000 in 2010.

To read more on this story visit: http://www.uscourts.gov/News/NewsView/11-11-07/Bankruptcy_Filings_Down_in_Fiscal_Year_2011.aspx
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/fl-bankruptcies-2012-20111223,0,5953361.story

If you are in a financial crisis and are considering filing bankruptcy, contact an experienced attorney who can advise you of all of your options. Since 1996 Kingcade & Garcia, P.A. has been helping people from all walks of life build a better tomorrow. Our attorneys’ help thousands of people every year take advantage of their rights under bankruptcy protection to restart, rebuild and recover. The day you hire our firm, we will contact your creditors to stop the harassment. You can also find useful consumer information on the Kingcade & Garcia, P.A. website at www.miamibankruptcy.com.

Beware of taking Cash Advances before Filing Bankruptcy

January 5, 2012 Posted by kingcade

It’s important to remember that not all debt is dischargeable in bankruptcy. Almost all credit card debts are dischargeable, but when it comes to cash advances ‘The Bankruptcy Code’ provides that any cash advance, or combination of cash advances totaling more than $875 obtained within 70 days of the bankruptcy filing date are presumed to be non-dischargeable.

This rule, contained in Bankruptcy Code section 523(a)(2)(C)(i)(II), was imposed by Congress because it felt that consumers who obtained significant cash advances relatively close to their filing date knew, or should have known that they would be seeking bankruptcy relief. It was also designed to prevent consumers from running out and taking cash advances shortly before filing bankruptcy with no intention of paying on the debt.
If you are considering filing for bankruptcy and have recently taken out a large cash advance, it’s important you discuss this with an experienced bankruptcy attorney which can advise you of all your of options. Since 1996 Kingcade & Garcia, P.A. has been helping people from all walks of life build a better tomorrow. Our attorneys’ help thousands of people every year take advantage of their rights under bankruptcy protection to restart, rebuild and recover. The day you hire our firm, we will contact your creditors to stop the harassment. You can also find useful consumer information on the Kingcade & Garcia, P.A. website at www.miamibankruptcy.com.