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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


WILL I LOSE MY TAX REFUND IF I FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY?

January 25th, 2013 by Robert Brandt  |  No Comments  |  Filed under Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

WILL I LOSE MY TAX REFUND IF I FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY? The chances are highly unlikely that you will have to forfeit your tax refund if you file for chapter 7 bankruptcy, unless that is….So, what are some of those “unless” scenarios? Bear in mind that the following discussion is limited to Northern Virginia. As in those bankruptcy cases filed in Alexandria, Virginia. Every state does things … Read More


Is your bank account safe if you file for bankruptcy?

June 9th, 2010 by Robert Brandt  |  No Comments  |  Filed under Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

What the heck just happened?! Why did the bank just remove all the money that I had in my bank account and clean me out? Why did the bank just rob me is what you might be thinking? Well, the likely answer is because you probably owe the bank some money. The bank was probably exercising its right to a setoff, a right recognized in virtually all … Read More


Do I Qualify for chapter 7 bankruptcy In Virginia?

May 26th, 2010 by Robert Brandt  |  2 Comments  |  Filed under Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Talk about not having any manners. You have barely sat down in my office, exchanged a few pleasantries, and then seemingly out of nowhere I ask you a very personal question: How much money do you make? Or more specifically, how much gross income have you been averaging per month for the past 6 months? Why would a bankruptcy attorney be asking you this question? Because one … Read More




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    I have spent the last 4 years procrastinating filing bankruptcy as the harassing phone calls from creditors rang through to my cellphone with no reprieve. Finally in October 2010 I made the huge leap (or so I thought) to finally search for an attorney in my area and file my case. I had called a couple of local Bankruptcy Attorney’s whose first response was to “go online and fill out all … 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