Objection to Confirmation of The Plan…Now what?

April 13th, 2015 by Robert Brandt  |  No Comments  |  Filed under Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Roughly 30 days after filing your chapter 13 case you will have to attend a meeting of the creditors where you will meet with the chapter 13 Trustee Thomas P. Gorman. In 99 percent of cases no creditors will be present at this meeting and you will spend about two minutes answering a few questions by Mr. Gorman. After the hearing concludes most clients want to know: … Read More


TAX RETURNS, TAX LIABILITY AND TAX REFUNDS IN CHAPTER 13 CASES.

May 4th, 2014 by Robert Brandt  |  No Comments  |  Filed under Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

One of the things that is required of you while you are in chapter 13 bankruptcy (at least here in Alexandria, Virginia) is that you file your federal and state tax returns by April 15 during each and every year that you are in bankruptcy. Extensions are not permitted and the chapter 13 trustee Thomas Gorman will expect to receive copies of your returns by May 1st … Read More


Which bankruptcy and who must file to stop a foreclosure

February 15th, 2014 by Robert Brandt  |  No Comments  |  Filed under Foreclosure Defense

In this day and age the internet is abound with articles that advise you that if you want to stop a foreclosure on your home then filing for bankruptcy is an effective way of doing that. As now retired Judge Mitchell of the Alexandria, Virginia Bankruptcy Court was fond of saying bankruptcy is “the cheapest injunction in town.” However, what is easy to overlook is which person … Read More


Motion for Relief from the Automatic Stay&Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases

September 21st, 2013 by Robert Brandt  |  No Comments  |  Filed under Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

First thing first, what does a motion for relief from the automatic stay actually mean? It means that at this time you are several months behind on your car or mortgage payment and the bank is requesting permission from the bankruptcy court in order to eventually repossess/foreclose on your car/home. It really should be called motion seeking permission to repossess/foreclose on property, but lawyers like to use … Read More


AFTER THE BANKRUPTCY, ORDER YOUR CREDIT REPORT

September 7th, 2013 by Robert Brandt  |  No Comments  |  Filed under Life After Bankruptcy

This is a follow up to my previous article titled How To Rebuild Your Credit After Bankruptcy. Step one involves ordering your credit report from all three credit bureaus. The information may be correct on the credit report provided by Experian, but incorrect by Expedia for example. And you never know which bureaus a particular creditor relies upon to get their information on you. Hence the need … Read More


HOW TO REBUILD YOUR CREDIT AFTER BANKRUPTCY?

August 31st, 2013 by Robert Brandt  |  No Comments  |  Filed under Life After Bankruptcy

You have just received your bankruptcy discharge, and you may be wondering to yourself, now what? How do I go about rebuilding my credit? What steps can I take to improve my credit score? When I researched this topic online virtually all the articles that I read basically emphasized the same thing: Do not incur more debt, pay all your bills on time, and obtain a secured … Read More


THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS IN VIRGINIA

August 19th, 2013 by Robert Brandt  |  No Comments  |  Filed under Foreclosure Defense

With all this talk out there about foreclosure you may be wondering just how the process works here in Virginia? What requirements are imposed on the lender before foreclosing on your home? Surely, before someone can take your house there is bound to be some court intervention right? After all, this is the country that holds the term “due process” in very high regard.  There is bound … Read More


Can you file for bankruptcy on your own?

August 5th, 2013 by Robert Brandt  |  No Comments  |  Filed under How Much Does Bankruptcy Cost?

Can you file for bankruptcy on your own? You are having a hard time keeping up with your bills, money is tight, and the last thing you may want to do is to spend a couple of thousands of dollars on a bankruptcy lawyer. So you ask yourself, do I really have to have a bankruptcy attorney? Can I simply file my case on my own? After … Read More


Common bankruptcy terminology explained in plain English

July 22nd, 2013 by Robert Brandt  |  No Comments  |  Filed under Bankruptcy from A to Z

This glossary of terms is designed to demystify the bankruptcy process and to provide a brief explanation of some of the most common terminology used in bankruptcy cases. ASSET CASE– The term used in those rare instances where the chapter 7 trustee has determined that there are indeed some assets that the debtor owns which are not exempt and that can be sold in order to disburse … Read More


I thought my mortgage and car payment was not part of the bankruptcy?!

May 20th, 2013 by Robert Brandt  |  No Comments  |  Filed under Bankruptcy in Northern Virginia

I THOUGHT MY MORTGAGE AND CAR PAYMENT WAS NOT PART OF THE BANKRUPTCY?! One of the most difficult and annoying things for people to understand when they file a chapter 7 bankruptcy case is that while they may be filing bankruptcy on the credit card debt, medical debt or some other personal loan, and not the mortgage or car loan, the bankruptcy law does not make that … Read More




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    Going through the bankruptcy process is a stressful, difficult and emotionally draining process. I have contacted several attorneys before deciding on Robert. I am glad I have decided to go with him for the process. From the beginning Robert, Explained various options potential outcomes and timelines. Througout the process, he was available and followed up with phone calls, emails, any questions and requests. He worked with me to make … Read More
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    The Law Firm of
    Robert S. Brandt

    1513 King Street
    Alexandria, Virginia 22314
    Phone: 703-342-7330
    Fax: 703-229-4132