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 Nolo.com 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.
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Articles By Baran Bulkat
Whether you can keep your wages in Chapter 7 bankruptcy depends on when you earned the income and the exemption laws of your state.
Household size is an important factor on the bankruptcy means test. Here are the methods different courts use to calculate household size.
The disclosure statement in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case is designed to give creditors adequate information about the debtors finances.
Debtors may not enter into major transactions, such as buying a car, refinancing a house, or selling a house without the Trustee and the Court’s approval.
Learn the basics about bankruptcy in this series of common questions and answers.
If you receive money from a lawsuit or insurance policy after bankruptcy, the money might belong to your bankruptcy estate.
To qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, your disposable income must be low enough to pass the means test.
Find out when you'll have to tell creditors and others about your bankruptcy.
An overview of the calculations used to determine the payments in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy case.
Chapter 20 refers to the practice of filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy right after receiving a Chapter 7 bankruptcy discharge. Find out why you might want to file for Chapter 20, as well as why you might want to avoid it altogether.