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
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.
Here are some of the questions you can expect from the trustee at your bankruptcy 341 hearing.
To qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, your disposable income must be low enough to pass the means test.
Learn what documents you must bring to the meeting of creditors (341 hearing) in your bankruptcy case.
Find out which debts will be discharged at the end of your Chapter 13 bankruptcy repayment plan period.
Find out when you'll have to tell creditors and others about your 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.
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.