Miami – North Miami – Aventura (305) 891-4055
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Graduate of the New York University School of Law (LL.M.). And the Ohio State University College of Law (j.D.).
Miami Bankruptcy Attorney Jordan E. Bublick has been a practicing chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy lawyer for over 25 years in the Miami area With the complexity of today’s world, even the “simplest” of bankruptcy cases can present a broad range of issues that need to be reviewed properly by an experience bankruptcy lawyer. A bankruptcy case may present issues such as valuation, exemptions, budget, “means test” and “lien stripping” of mortgages.
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
Chapter 13 gives a person the opportunity to work with their bankruptcy lawyer to formulate a chapter 13 plan to reorganize their debt, including mortgages, association liens, property taxes, income taxes, and credit card debt under a 3 to 5 year chapter 13 plan of reorganization. Also, chapter 13 is used by those for whom chapter 7 is not appropriate, usually those with a significant amount of non-exempt property or those who do not “pass” the chapter 7 “means test.”
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
Chapter 7 is usually used by individuals with little non-exempt property and lower incomes. But sometime persons who qualify for chapter 7 need to file a chapter 13 case as it offers the person the have needs that chapter 7 cannot provide – such as the need to modify their their mortgage or can loan or payoff IRS debt over time.
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and Mortgage Modification Mediation Program
As part of a chapter 13 bankruptcy case, you are able to use the Bankruptcy Court’s “MMM” Program (Mortgage Modification Mediation). In this way, you are able to address financial issues in one plan – first mortgages, second mortgage, credit cards, IRS debt, etc.
It is often easier to obtain a mortgage modification under the MMM Program as you are able to communicate directly with the mortgage lender over a special internet portal and also due to the assistance of the mediator appointed by the Bankruptcy Court.