Mark J. Markus Bankruptcy Attorney-Board Certified Specialist

bankruptcy attorney Mark J. Markus


Los Angeles California Bankruptcy Lawyer*
Practicing exclusively bankruptcy law since 1991
Free phone consults.  Office in Burbank.
*Board Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy Law

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Top 10 Los Angeles Bankruptcy Blog Posts of 2014

Another year comes to an end.  It was a busy year for bankruptcy. Not so much for people filing bankruptcy, but certainly for accessing bankruptcy information. Below are the most visited posts from my bankruptcy blog in 2014*: 10.  How To Determine Which Debts Are Discharged in Your Bankruptcy Case When you receive your "discharge" there is nothing the court issues which lists which debts are discharged.  How do you know which debts you no longer have to [...]

2021-08-25T22:50:58-07:00December 27th, 2014|

Means Test: 401k loan repayment not an Expense

Court rules 401k loan repayments cannot be used in budget on means test to determine eligibility to file bankruptcy.

2017-08-14T21:54:26-07:00May 29th, 2009|

Ninth Circuit Rules that Means Test Controls Chapter 13 Plan Length and Payment

Means Test Controls Chapter 13 Length and Payment Amount The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Maney v. Kagenveama (In re Kagenveama), 527 F.3d 990 (9th Cir. June 2008) held that where an above-median chapter 13 debtor has negative “disposable income” per the means test but a monthly surplus per schedules I and J, the debtor is NOT required to propose a five year plan and the plan payment need not be based on the surplus. Since the new bankruptcy [...]

2021-07-27T15:56:29-07:00June 27th, 2008|

Bankruptcy Can Remove Mortgage Liens Against Your Home

Chapter 13 and Chapter 11allow property owners to remove mortgage liens against their property when certain criteria are met.

2021-07-27T13:59:41-07:00June 25th, 2008|
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