Baran Bulkat

J.D. · California Western School of Law

Baran Bulkat is a former consumer bankruptcy attorney with extensive experience in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings as well as debt settlement. He has authored numerous bankruptcy and debt management articles on as well as other Nolo sites. He has also updated a previous edition of Nolo's book, How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.

In addition to his bankruptcy experience, Baran also worked as an analyst and compliance manager for a large financial planning firm where he obtained his Series 7, 24, and 66 securities licenses.

Baran received his undergraduate degree in business management from Georgia Tech and his law degree from California Western School of Law.

Articles By Baran Bulkat

What Happens If a Bankruptcy Debtor Dies?
Debtors sometimes die while their Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy case is still pending. Find out what happens to the case.
Should I refinance before or after bankruptcy?
Learn whether it is better to refinance your mortgage before or after bankruptcy.
Should I Buy a Car Before or After Filing for Bankruptcy?
Want to buy a new car, truck, SUV, or other motor vehicle? Find out if you should do it before or after bankruptcy.
Do I Have to Pay My Mortgage in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
You must pay your mortgage in Chapter 13 bankruptcy if you want to keep your home; however, there are some exceptions for wholly unsecured junior mortgages.
The Bankruptcy Notice to Creditors: What Happens Next?
Learn what happens when creditors receive notice of your bankruptcy.
Firing and Replacing Your Bankruptcy Lawyer
Look for these red flags that could indicate it's time to fire and replace your bankruptcy lawyer.
Should I Still Pay My Mortgage if I'm Filing for Bankruptcy?
If you want to keep your home, you'll want to stay current on your mortgage, even in bankruptcy.
Should I file for bankruptcy if I have equity in my home?
If you have equity in your home, your state's homestead exemption and your financial circumstances will dictate whether bankruptcy is a good idea.
Can I File an Emergency Bankruptcy Petition to Stop a Foreclosure Sale?
If you need to stop foreclosure in a hurry, you can file an emergency bankruptcy petition.
Can I Use Chapter 13 Bankruptcy to Get My Car Back After Repossession?
If your car, truck, van, minivan, motorcycle, SUV, or other motor vehicle has been repossessed (but not yet sold), filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy may allow you to get it back.