Category: Bankruptcy

The “Sleep Outfitters” retail chain has petitioned Kentucky courts for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. On January 11, 2019, Sleep Outfitters, a subsidiary of Innovative Mattress Solutions, LLC,   filed for bankruptcy in  the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Lexington Division. Similar, large retail bankruptcy filings have become increasingly commonplace in recent years. There were 16 significant retail filings in 2018 and, as of early February, six more in 2019. Sleep Outfitters’ Bankruptcy Case In this case, Sleep Outfitters sought to borrow funding in order to continue business operations as the company looks […]

Attorney Matthew Bunch

Matt handles complicated bankruptcies and debt restructuring in Chapters 11 and 13 for both individuals and companies. He has also negotiated with multiple creditors on behalf of his clients to avoid bankruptcy. Matt is the firm’s lead litigator and handles contract disputes, certain personal injury claims and general litigation. [ Attorney Bio ]

After receiving a bankruptcy filing discharge in Kentucky, it is time to look forward. One of the best reasons to file bankruptcy is to leave past problems behind and move toward a fresh start. You will be free of the burden of unmanageable debt, but you will also face the challenge of a lower credit score. If buying a house after Chapter 7 bankruptcy is your dream, this is a potentially achievable goal. Many people surprisingly learn they may qualify for a post-bankruptcy mortgage much sooner after filing than expected. How Soon After Chapter 7 […]

Attorney Caryn L. Belobraidich

Attorney Caryn L. Belobraidich has handled Chapter 7 liquidation bankruptcies for individuals and businesses and Chapter 13 reorganizations for twenty years. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and went on to get her J.D. degree at Thomas Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. Caryn tries to make the bankruptcy process as pleasant as possible for all of her clients. [ Attorney Bio ]

Kentucky Bankruptcy Exemptions Help You Get a Fresh Start The purpose of filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy is to get a fresh start financially, and Kentucky bankruptcy exemptions are one way to help you do so. These exemptions keep you from being left destitute and allow you to start over with enough essential property to allow you to recover from your debts and get back on your feet again. While you may have to liquidate and sell off some property in Chapter 7 to pay off your debts, your exemptions protect certain types of property […]

Attorney Matthew Bunch

Matt handles complicated bankruptcies and debt restructuring in Chapters 11 and 13 for both individuals and companies. He has also negotiated with multiple creditors on behalf of his clients to avoid bankruptcy. Matt is the firm’s lead litigator and handles contract disputes, certain personal injury claims and general litigation. [ Attorney Bio ]

If you are thinking about filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy relief, you probably know this involves “liquidation,” or selling of property, to pay back debts. This is naturally worrying, especially when it comes to the property you need, such as a vehicle you use for transportation. Many pre-bankruptcy clients wonder, “Can I keep my car if I file Chapter 7?” The answer is: there is a good chance you can keep your vehicle post-bankruptcy. If there is a loan against your car, the lender has the right to repossess it for lack of payment. The […]

Attorney Caryn L. Belobraidich

Attorney Caryn L. Belobraidich has handled Chapter 7 liquidation bankruptcies for individuals and businesses and Chapter 13 reorganizations for twenty years. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and went on to get her J.D. degree at Thomas Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. Caryn tries to make the bankruptcy process as pleasant as possible for all of her clients. [ Attorney Bio ]

Filing for bankruptcy can eliminate many types of outstanding debt, including credit card balances and medical bills; but what about loans for big-ticket items like a car, house, or furniture?  A vehicle loan, a home mortgage, and a payment plan for merchandise may also be some of the loans with a bankruptcy that are dischargeable, depending upon your goals and individual circumstances. Unsecured v. Secured Loans There are two types of common loans dealt with in bankruptcy court: secured and unsecured credit. A secured loan is backed by a debtor’s obligation to return property that […]

Attorney Matthew Bunch

Matt handles complicated bankruptcies and debt restructuring in Chapters 11 and 13 for both individuals and companies. He has also negotiated with multiple creditors on behalf of his clients to avoid bankruptcy. Matt is the firm’s lead litigator and handles contract disputes, certain personal injury claims and general litigation. [ Attorney Bio ]

Bankruptcy “dismissal” sounds a lot like bankruptcy “discharge,” but these two terms have very different meanings. It is important to understand this and to ensure you end up on the right side of the court ruling. A dismissal may mean you lose bankruptcy protection and remain accountable for debts you had expected to be discharged. Bankruptcy Dismissal vs. Discharge After a successful bankruptcy filing, discharge means the terms have been satisfied and all debts are considered settled — this is the outcome you are working toward when you file for bankruptcy. At the point of […]

Attorney Matthew Bunch

Matt handles complicated bankruptcies and debt restructuring in Chapters 11 and 13 for both individuals and companies. He has also negotiated with multiple creditors on behalf of his clients to avoid bankruptcy. Matt is the firm’s lead litigator and handles contract disputes, certain personal injury claims and general litigation. [ Attorney Bio ]

If you are making minimum monthly payments on a mountain of debt, it may seem impossible to imagine a debt-free future. A debt reduction plan such as “debt avalanche” or “debt snowball” can help you pay down and eventually get rid of your financial obligations. These methods involve paying off creditors one at a time, a strategy that has been proven effective. According to Forbes, people who focus on paying down a single debt are more likely to remain motivated for long-term debt elimination. Debt Avalanche or Debt Snowball — Which Plan is Right for […]

Attorney Matthew Bunch

Matt handles complicated bankruptcies and debt restructuring in Chapters 11 and 13 for both individuals and companies. He has also negotiated with multiple creditors on behalf of his clients to avoid bankruptcy. Matt is the firm’s lead litigator and handles contract disputes, certain personal injury claims and general litigation. [ Attorney Bio ]

Many people experience an occasional setback that impacts their bank balance. In fact, in today’s economy, it isn’t unusual to find yourself struggling to make ends meet. But, it is important to do all you can to avoid a financial meltdown — a scenario that can bring long-term consequences. The key to avoiding financial catastrophe is this: don’t hide behind denial. It is smart to stay on top of your financial situation, face the facts, and make necessary changes to stave off looming disaster. People who ignore early warning signs can easily end up in […]

Attorney Matthew Bunch

Matt handles complicated bankruptcies and debt restructuring in Chapters 11 and 13 for both individuals and companies. He has also negotiated with multiple creditors on behalf of his clients to avoid bankruptcy. Matt is the firm’s lead litigator and handles contract disputes, certain personal injury claims and general litigation. [ Attorney Bio ]

Falling into debt is one of the most overwhelming situations anyone can face. As the interest accumulates and the bills pile up, it’s easy to feel like there is no way out. However, debt doesn’t have to ruin your life. One of the best ways to figure out how to get out of debt is to listen to advice from other people who have succeeded at improving their financial footing.  NerdWallet features the stories of several people who have overcome debt, from a former Olympian who paid off $147,000 in 15 years to the blogger […]

Attorney Caryn L. Belobraidich

Attorney Caryn L. Belobraidich has handled Chapter 7 liquidation bankruptcies for individuals and businesses and Chapter 13 reorganizations for twenty years. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and went on to get her J.D. degree at Thomas Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. Caryn tries to make the bankruptcy process as pleasant as possible for all of her clients. [ Attorney Bio ]

Maybe you’re the type of person who obsesses over their credit score. Or maybe the mention of the term causes you to space out from boredom. Regardless of how much you care about your score, it exists, and it’s a key part of how you’re evaluated by financial institutions. You’ve likely heard about the impact of bankruptcy on your score and how long it takes to rebuild it. But fear not; the time it takes to right the ship passes more quickly than you might expect. It’s also not as difficult as you’ve imagined. Here […]

Attorney Matthew Bunch

Matt handles complicated bankruptcies and debt restructuring in Chapters 11 and 13 for both individuals and companies. He has also negotiated with multiple creditors on behalf of his clients to avoid bankruptcy. Matt is the firm’s lead litigator and handles contract disputes, certain personal injury claims and general litigation. [ Attorney Bio ]