Baran Bulkat


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.

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Articles By Baran Bulkat

Do I Qualify for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?
To qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, your disposable income must be low enough to pass the means test.
Can I File for Bankruptcy Without an Attorney?
Although you can file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy on your own, it often makes sense to hire a lawyer. Learn when it's important to file for bankruptcy with an attorney, as well as how to find a good bankruptcy lawyer.
Questions the Trustee Will Ask At Your Bankruptcy Hearing (Meeting of Creditors)
Here are some of the questions you can expect from the trustee at your bankruptcy 341 hearing.
Which Debts are Cancelled in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
Find out which debts will be discharged at the end of your Chapter 13 bankruptcy repayment plan period.
When Do You Need to Disclose Your Bankruptcy?
Find out when you'll have to tell creditors and others about your bankruptcy.
Are My Wages Protected in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?
Whether you can keep your wages in Chapter 7 bankruptcy depends on when you earned the income and the exemption laws of your state.
How to Determine Household Size for the Bankruptcy Means Test
Household size is an important factor on the bankruptcy means test. Here are the methods different courts use to calculate household size.
What Is the Disclosure Statement in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy?
The disclosure statement in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case is designed to give creditors adequate information about the debtors finances.
Can I Buy a Car or Refinance During Bankruptcy?
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.
Bankruptcy Basics: Questions and Answers
Learn the basics about bankruptcy in this series of common questions and answers.