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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


Do I have to include all my debts in bankruptcy?

April 9th, 2011 by Robert Brandt  |  22 Comments  |  Filed under Bankruptcy in Northern Virginia

Do you have to include your house in bankruptcy? How about your car, does the car loan have to be included in the bankruptcy? The answers are yes on both counts. The bankruptcy law, in this regard, is pretty straight forward. Any debt that you have on the day of the filing of your bankruptcy case must be included in your bankruptcy petition. So, while you may … Read More


Why People Declare Bankruptcy?

December 28th, 2010 by Robert Brandt  |  10 Comments  |  Filed under Bankruptcy in Northern Virginia

There are many misconceptions as to why people declare bankruptcy.  For starters, filing for bankruptcy is anything but an easy decision for folks. As just about any bankruptcy lawyer will tell you, the vast majority of people dread declaring bankruptcy. This is not a decision people choose to make, but rather one they have resigned themselves to make.  How do I know this to be true? Because … Read More


Should I File for Bankruptcy?

November 22nd, 2010 by Robert Brandt  |  4 Comments  |  Filed under Bankruptcy in Northern Virginia

So you are sitting there in front of your computer and doing a search online as you contemplate hiring a bankruptcy attorney. You have decided it is finally time for you to file for bankruptcy. Now it is just a matter of deciding which bankruptcy route to take and which lawyer to hire. You stumble onto my web site. You call and make an appointment and then … Read More


When Should I See a Bankruptcy Lawyer?

November 2nd, 2010 by admin  |  3 Comments  |  Filed under Bankruptcy in Northern Virginia

Remember that old Master Card commercial? You know the one that went something like this: Your daughter’s dream wedding dress $3,000, securing the perfect venue for the wedding $5,000, feeding over 100 guests $10,000. Seeing your little baby girl walking down the aisle for the first time…priceless. Some things in life money just can’t buy, for everything else, there’s Master Card. And how in the world does … Read More


Can Wells Fargo freeze bank accounts because of Bankruptcy

June 14th, 2010 by Robert Brandt  |  7 Comments  |  Filed under Bankruptcy in Northern Virginia

In Romania, the country where my ancestors are from there is an expression, “Don’t go trying to be more Catholic than the Pope.” And when it comes to Wells Fargo and Wachovia, as you will see below, that is exactly what they are doing. They are acting more like bankruptcy officials than what they are, a bank. If you read my last blog article titled Is Your Bank … Read More


What is a Preference in Bankruptcy?

May 17th, 2010 by Robert Brandt  |  1 Comment  |  Filed under Bankruptcy in Northern Virginia

Wondering how to get your mom to hate you? That’s right, I said hate you. As in, you are never invited to Thanksgiving dinner kind of hate you. And by the way, you can substitute “mom” for any other family member of your choosing. Here is how. First, borrow a substantial amount of money from a family member and promise to pay them back. Then, when you … Read More


Can the bank sue your after a foreclosure?

May 10th, 2010 by Robert Brandt  |  No Comments  |  Filed under Bankruptcy in Northern Virginia

Well, if there was ever a time when the expression “it’s not over until the fat lady sings” comes to mind, it would be in situations where a foreclosure has occurred. Your life has been turned upside down. You get that dreaded notice of foreclosure and sometime thereafter the foreclosure sale takes place. Part of you breathes a sigh of relief, believing that it is at least … Read More


Northern, Virginia Bankruptcy Attorney

April 6th, 2010 by Robert Brandt  |  2 Comments  |  Filed under Bankruptcy in Northern Virginia

ABOUT THIS BLOG.  Hi there. My name is Robert S. Brandt and I am a bankruptcy attorney with offices in Alexandria and Leesburg, Virginia. Allow me to highlight a few things about my blog: The purpose of this blog is to provide some general advice and guidance about the bankruptcy process in Northern Virginia. While it is true that bankruptcy law is dictated by federal law, each … 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