Update and Comment: New Jersey Foreclosure Mediation and Bankruptcy
Comment and Update regarding the New Jersey Bankruptcy Court regarding the New Jersey Foreclosure Mediation Program and Bankruptcy Debtors and the General Order of the United States Bankruptcy Court District of New Jersey regarding Negotiations between Debtor(s) and Mortgage Servicers to Consider Loan Modifications.
Chapter 7 and 13 Consumer Bankruptcy and Tax Returns
When the Bankruptcy Code was changed in 2005, significant changes were made to the tax return filing requirements for Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 consumer bankruptcy debtors. The changes increased the need for a Debtor and their counsel to review tax filing information before filing a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 consumer bankruptcy case. A recent Chapter 13 case in which I represented a debtor in New Jersey provides a good example of the often complicated nature of the bankruptcy code as it relates to tax filings and how it affects a case.

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