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How Virginia’s bankruptcy exemption system works. What constitutes assets, and how to ensure that your get to keep your home’s equity, your car, and other possessions.

Bankruptcy Homestead Exemption in Virginia

July 14th, 2010 by Robert Brandt  |  3 Comments  |  Filed under Virginia Bankruptcy Exemptions

When comparing bankruptcy exemptions here in Virginia versus those in Washington, DC, I cannot help but think of Charles Dickens’ opening line in his novel, A Tale of Two of Two Cities, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…,” as in, the best of times for Washington, DC and the worst of times for the Commonwealth of Virginia. As a bankruptcy lawyer located in Alexandria, … Read More


Will I keep my home if I file for Bankruptcy in Virginia?

July 5th, 2010 by Robert Brandt  |  3 Comments  |  Filed under Virginia Bankruptcy Exemptions

When people typically ask this question what they are really asking is: Can I file a chapter 7 bankruptcy case and wipe out all of my credit card/medical debt? After all, chapter 7 is the bankruptcy that allows you to have your cake and eat it too as they say. As in, wipe out all your unsecured debt and keep your stuff. So, what’s the answer? Well, … Read More




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    After two unforeseen events, it was my only option. The thought of filing was emotionally draining and I had no idea who to contact. I received several referrals from my accountant; however, these attorneys either represented the creditor or had a smarmy attitude that did not sit well with me. One of the creditor attorneys I spoke with advised me to contact Robert Brandt. When I spoke to Mr. … 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