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Please note that I do not answer Private questions. All questions related to consumer and business bankruptcy, debt management, and personal finances are welcome. Serving clients in the DC-metropolitan area since 2005, I am licensed in Virginia and the District of Columbia. I have provided counsel to hundreds of clients with a wide variety of complex legal and financial issues. Feel free to visit my All About Bankruptcy blog for more information.

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Serving clients in the DC-metropolitan area since 2005, I am licensed in Virginia and the District of Columbia. I have provided counsel to hundreds of clients with a wide variety of complex legal and financial issues. * Bankruptcy Chapter 7 * Bankruptcy Chapter 13 * Bankruptcy Chapter 11 * Bankruptcy Terms * Foreclosures * Mortgage Issues * How to Save Your Home * How to Rebuild Your Credit * Property You Can Keep * Car Repossession * Debt Test * Tips for Consumers in Debt * What to Expect in Court * Washington, D.C., Exemptions * Virginia Exemptions * Checklist of Key Changes in Bankruptcy Law * Changes in Chapter 7 & 13 Bankruptcy Law * Big Changes in Bankruptcy Law

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DC Bar, VA Bar

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http://www.lee-legal.com/bankruptcy-blog

Education/Credentials

I am a graduate of Rutgers University and the George Mason University School of Law.

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Recent Answers from Brian V. Lee, Esq.

2012-08-31 personal property:

Abandoned personal property can be disposed of at the property owner's discretion.    See http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+55-248.38C1. As former property owner, the former homeowner

2012-03-21 Deed in lieu:

If the deed in lieu of foreclosure is recorded before December 31, 2012, up to $2M of forgiven debt can be excluded from your taxable income under the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007.  If

2012-02-22 house at public auction:

Jon:    The answer to your question depends largely upon the debtor's statement of intention and whether the statement compliance period has expired.  If you give me a case number and jurisdiction, I can

2011-12-22 bankruptcy & forclosure auction:

Whether you file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, the automatic stay prevents auction at foreclosure.    The auction and sale can be voided, at no cost to you.    Unfortunately, because you filed Chapter 7, you

2011-05-06 mortgage/foreclosure:

If you are intending to make up all of the payments (including any fees/penalties) at that time, contact your lender and inform them of the situation.  Foreclosure is expensive, and you have the right

 

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