This post is about the basics of § 522(f) lien avoidances in chapter 13 cases – not the mathematical “how-to,” but the types of liens that can be avoided and the importance of claiming exemptions.
Mortgage servicers are now required to provide monthly billing statements to debtors in bankruptcy, with limited exceptions. Debtors’ attorneys and creditors’ attorneys in the EDKY need to know about this important amendment to RESPA and TILA, which became effective on April 19, 2018. This post gives a very oversimplified summary of the rule, with a link to a more detailed article and sample billing statements.
If the debtor filed a petition between Dec. 1 and Dec. 10, 2017, then as of the date of this post, the creditors’ bar date has passed. Creditors, if you didn’t file a proof of claim in those cases, it’s too late. Debtors attorneys, do you know when you may file claims on behalf of creditors? Read on.
Effective with cases filed on or after December 1, 2017, creditors will have only 70 days from the petition date within which to file proofs of claims (not 90 days from the 341 date). In addition, the bar date will apply to secured creditors as well as unsecured creditors. Read on for more information.
The prime rate of interest increased a quarter of a point to 4% effective March 16, 2017. Read on for information on how this affects chapter 13 plans in the EDKY, and what other interest rates are applicable to secured claims.
Property taxes on real estate in Kentucky constitute a statutory lien on the property. Under state law (KRS Chapter 134), the lien has priority over any other debt on the property. If the property were to be sold, property tax claimants are paid ahead of any mortgages or other liens. How should delinquent property tax claims be treated in a chapter 13 case? Practitioners first need to understand what happens to delinquent property taxes under state law.