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Nebraska is the 16th biggest state in the USA, but we rank 43rd in population density.  In fact, Nebraska has more cows than people by a ratio of 3 to 1.

Bankruptcy is a specialized area of laws these days, especially after enactment of the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2005.  Attorneys in sparsely populated areas

Bomb

The more I think about the disastrous  consequences of two recent 8th Circuit Court of Appeals decisions regarding Judicial Estoppel the more alarmed I become.

This is a time bomb waiting to go off.  The 8th Circuit has ruled that debtors who fail to amend bankruptcy schedules to report claims against third parties that occur

Choices

What is the most effective solution to a serious debt problem?  Without a doubt, Chapter 7 remains the single most effective way to eliminate debt.  What is the success rate of chapter 7 cases?

In reviewing 172 cases filed by our firm since January 1, 2014, clients received a discharge in all but three cases.  

Ten

Ten years ago this month the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) became effective. The act was designed to make filing bankruptcy more difficult by requiring filers to provide more information to court trustees that supervise the process and by installing a mathematical formula to keep higher income debtors out of chapter 7.