Robert Weed Sterling VA Bankruptcy Lawyer

Robert Weed Sterling VA Bankruptcy Lawyer

You'll like our friendly service with a smile. Offices in Annandale, Stafford, Woodbridge and Sterling.

Since 1993, the Bankruptcy Law Office of Robert Weed has helped fifteen thousand people get a fresh start in bankruptcy in Northern Virginia. Robert Weed is a frequent panelist and speaker at the meetings of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. He led one of the panels on the new law at the 2006 annual meeting. He is one of Northern Virginia’s most experienced personal bankruptcy lawyers. As an expert on changing consumer bankruptcy laws, Robert Weed has been interviewed on local and national TV and quoted in newspapers across the country. He was named bankruptcy lawyer of the month by the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys for April, 2006. NACBA previously presented him with its Distinguished Service Award in May, 2003. Mr. Weed is also member of the American Bankruptcy Institute. Robert Weed is also a leader in after-bankruptcy credit report law. He will work with you to make sure your credit report is right, so you can get back to good credit.

People sleep better after filing bankruptcy. We used Survey Monkey to survey 103 people who filed bankruptcy with us 4 years ago. 94% said they were able to sleep better after filing bankruptcy.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/stories/SM-P7B97GV9/

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Bankruptcy Solves Rod's Security Clearance Problem |

Have you heard bankruptcy is bad for your security clearance? Read about Rod.
https://robertweed.com/2020/01/31/bankruptcy-solves-rods-security-clearance-problem/

robertweed.com Rod was cleared for the new job three days (!!!) after he filed bankruptcy. He was on the job in two weeks. Bankruptcy saved his security clearance.

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Right After Bankruptcy, Carla Signed on a Car Loan |

If you absolutely have to finance a car right after bankruptcy, shop for the car loan, before you shop for the car.
https://robertweed.com/2020/01/30/right-after-bankruptcy-carla-signed-on-a-car-loan/

robertweed.com Get at least two years after your bankruptcy before you finance a car. If for some reason you can't wait, shop for the loan before you shop for the car.

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New IRS tax calculator may help in Chapter 13 |

robertweed.com In Chapter 13, as far as possible, you want to break even when you file your taxes. Why? You have to send your refund to the bankruptcy trustee!

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First in cases filed. Last in cases dismissed

First in cases filed. Last in cases dismissed. Best success rate.
https://www.woodbridgebankruptcylawyer.com/single-post/2019/11/02/First-in-cases-filed-Last-in-cases-dismissed

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What to expect at your Bankruptcy hearing

What to expect at your bankruptcy hearing. How to find location. Where to park. What to bring. Questions. Alexandria VA.

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Bankruptcy Towing and Storage Scam |

Just today, Don sent me a letter that may be a new bankruptcy scam. Don owes way more on his car than it's worth, so he's planning to give it up. But he got offered $1000 for it. How can that be?
https://robertweed.com/2019/09/02/bankruptcy-towing-and-storage-scam/

robertweed.com A towing and storage scam can transform your upside down financed car into a valuable paid for car! And you could get your bankruptcy denied.

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The Education of Elizabeth Warren

Sen Elizabeth Warren is perhaps the leading academic expert on bankruptcy in the country. Here's an article in the New York Times about what she learned when she set out to study bankruptcy. https://nyti.ms/2U0VTW8

nytimes.com The former law professor’s path to presidential contender began in Texas bankruptcy courts, where she witnessed desperate families, similar to her own.

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New Law Helps Disabled Veterans in Chapter 13 Plans |

https://robertweed.com/2019/08/24/new-law-helps-disabled-veterans-in-chapter-13-plans/

robertweed.com Now the bankruptcy court is not allowed to consider the disability pay, in calculating what these veterans can "afford" to pay their creditors.

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That Offer to Make You Debt-Free? It Can Make You Worse Off

I've wondered how the debt settlement outfits know who to target with their misleading advertising. Today's Wall Street Journal lays it out.

It's illegal for credit bureaus to sell your prive information--except to companies you already have accounts with, companies you are applying to, or companies making a "firm offer of credit."

Turns out these scammers mail out loan offers, but then turn you down when you call: and tell you instead how they have a great program of debt settlement.

Of course the debt settlement program rarely work, because the big credit cards end up suing you, while you are settling with the little ones.

A spokesman for the debt settlement trade association, say for most people who sign up for debt settlement, “The only real alternative many of these consumers have to debt-settlement is bankruptcy.”

For most people, bankruptcy works.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/that-offer-to-make-you-debt-free-it-can-make-you-worse-off-11565409601

wsj.com Debt-settlement firms powered by the credit-reporting industry seek out struggling consumers to sell them plans that can leave them with high fees, damaged credit and a tax bill.

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"Just Don't Pay" as an Alternative to Bankruptcy | "Call my lawyer"

Sometimes the best solution to a financial problem is Just Don't Pay and "call my lawyer." https://robertweed.com/2019/08/03/just-dont-pay-as-an-alternative-to-bankruptcy/

robertweed.com Some people need an alternative to bankruptcy. For Henry and Beth, the alternative was a two part plan: just don't pay, and "call my lawyer."

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These internet pay day loans hide behind Indian tribes to dodge Virginia law.

In case you need another reason to give us a majority - I have been fighting the predatory lending industry for eight years. Predatory lenders now work with Native American Tribes to use tribal sovereignty and the internet to lock people in to 400%+ interest loans. After passing the Senate in 2018, the industry hired lobbyists and killed it in both chambers last year. Virginia Poverty Law Center Jay Speer

Here's a 30 minute video that explains the papers you sign to file your case with the bankruptcy court.

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Just in. Results from my survey on recent bankruptcy clients--and their credit scores.https://robertweed.com/2019/07/13/credit-scores-after-bankruptcy-are-close-to-national-average-in-just-three-years/

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After bankruptcy, be sure to get a couple credit cards.

I'm doing a survey of people who filed bankruptcy with me a few years ago. About half of them are telling me their score is 670 or higher, which is what Experian calls "good."

That's a lot better than most people expect--many people have heard that you go for seven years with bad credit--but it's less than what it should be.

The problem may be that about two out of five people did NOT go out right away and get a couple new credit cards.

After bankruptcy, it's important to build a new credit history. Your old, bad credit is frozen, although not wiped away. But you need to build good credit on top of it.

People get several credit card offers in the mail. And you can search on the internet for "credit cards for bad credit."

Charge something like gasoline every month, and pay it off every month. If you can do that, in three years your score should be well above 700.

Some people never want to see a credit card again. That's understandable, but it's not good strategy. If you want to be able to get a car loan at a good interest rate in a few years. you've gotta build a new credit history.

Get a couple cards. Charge something every month. Pay them off every month. Get back to good credit. Make the most of your new start.

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search.google.com Last week I saw a young nurse who wasted two years and $9485 with National Debt Relief (NDR). Renee, not her real name, makes $25 an hour, had $22,000 in credit cards, plus collections. She's half way through a five years plan to "resolve" debts through NDR. Renee realized she could not keep it up.....

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Elizabeth Warren proposes canceling student loan debt and offering free public college

Sen Elizabeth Warren proposes debt forgiveness up to $50,000 in student loans for families making less than $100,000. She'll pay for it with her tax on billionaires.

https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-elizabeth-warren-student-debt-forgiveness-20190422-story.html

As a bankruptcy lawyer, I see a lot of families crushed by student loan debt and right now I can't do much of anything to help them.

latimes.com Sen. Elizabeth Warren unveils a plan to cancel up to $50,000 in student loan debt for households earning under $250,000 a year, the only major 2020 presidential candidate to advance such an ambitious plan.

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Mick Mulvaney’s Master Class in Destroying a Bureaucracy From Within

As a bankruptcy lawyer, I see a lot of people who get trapped into payday loans at impossible interest rates. Here's an interesting article on how the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, under Pres Obama, tried to stop that; And how the CFPB backed off under the new administration.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/16/magazine/consumer-financial-protection-bureau-trump.html

nytimes.com The C.F.P.B. was created to protect Americans from predatory lenders after the financial crisis. President Trump’s new chief of staff took it apart on his way to White House.

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First Again in 2018: Most Bankruptcies Approved | Woodbridge Bankruptcy Lawyers

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woodbridgebankruptcylawyer.com For years, Bankruptcy Lawyer Robert Weed has had the lowest rate of bankruptcies dismissed among Northern Virginia bankruptcy lawyers.  Because more of ou

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Boulder doctor sentenced to prison for bankruptcy fraud

Here's a reminder. Don't lie to the bankruptcy court.
https://www.denverpost.com/2019/03/15/boulder-doctor-bankruptcy-fraud/

denverpost.com The Boulder doctor who pleaded guilty in August to bankruptcy fraud was sentenced in United States District Court in Denver on Friday to 18 months in prison.

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Bankrupt vets can lose their disability benefits. This new effort would protect them.

Chapter 7 bankruptcy law gives extra protection to many disabled vets. But Chapter 13, does NOT.

The proposed HAVEN bill would change that; giving disable vets the same protection social security receipients have.

https://rebootcamp.militarytimes.com/news/transition/2019/03/07/bankrupt-vets-can-lose-their-disability-benefits-this-new-effort-would-protect-them/

rebootcamp.militarytimes.com The HAVEN Act is trying to create immunity in bankruptcy cases for benefits provided by the VA and Department of Defense for disabled veterans or their surviving spouses.

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Rep. John Katko Tries to Help with Student Loans | Woodbridge Bankruptcy Lawyers

I was on Capitol Hill, with a couple dozen bankruptcy lawyers, talking to people in support for H.R. 770, a bill to restore the bankruptcy discharge for student loans.

https://www.woodbridgebankruptcylawyer.com/single-post/2019/03/09/Rep-John-Katko-Tries-to-Help-with-Student-Loans

Until 1979, student loans were just like any other debt cleared in bankruptcy.

woodbridgebankruptcylawyer.com Last month I was on Capitol Hill, with a couple dozen bankruptcy lawyers, talking to people about H.R. 770, a bill to restore the bankruptcy discharge for stud

No cases dismissed in February.

I was tied for second among Northern Virginia bankruptcy lawyers in the number of cases filed in February 2019. But I was the only lawyer filing more than ten cases who had none dismissed.

(Dismissed and discharged sound the same, but they are exact opposites. Discharged means approved; dismissed means thrown out.)

Sometimes I do file cases knowing they are likley, or certain, to get dismissed: when a consumer needs immediate help, even though bankruptcy won't work out. But a high rate of dismissals, may mean a lot of people didn't get what they wanted from the bankrutpcy system.

So we are proud of our no dismissal February.

[03/02/19]   Just got this nice email from folks we helped in late 2018.

Mr. Weed,
and Lori,

Happy belated New Year 2019. A long overdue thank-you for all that you have both done for our family, great business you have helping people! Nadine and I will never forget how you changed our lives for the better, "Be Happy, and Live Debt Free", our new way of life! I will always recommend your law firm to anyone who needs a great Bankruptcy Lawyer. Jeff/Nadine.

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The Fine for Scamming U.S. Veterans Out of Their Pensions Is Now $1

I saw a veteran, nearly 20 years ago, who had sold his VA benefit to a scammer. I was able to use the bankruptcy law to get it back. The scammers insisted what they did was legal, and said they would go to court to block the bankruptcy. Be my guess, I said; and they backed off.

The CFPB did a good job shutting these guys down. That's why we have them. This $1.00 fine is hard to explain.

https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a26064594/cfpb-veteran-pension-scam-one-dollar-mick-mulvaney/?fbclid=IwAR0wxPFOtSy4OeYUHWQX3eDHR3q5mohiIm2aFjmTPKvVnjR6N6XtSpuSJ98

esquire.com Thanks to President Donald J. Trump and his lackey, Mick Mulvaney.

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Mean Bank Caves in

https://www.woodbridgebankruptcylawyer.com/single-post/2019/01/29/Mean-Bank-Caves-in

woodbridgebankruptcylawyer.com It's very rare that a bank comes into bankruptcy court to make an objection. But last year Mean Bank (not their real name) did that to my clients, Matthew and A...

The shutdown affected a lot more than just the Federal employees. Yesterday say a guy, already in financial trouble, living as an Uber driver. Because business is down, he could not make his January 15 rent--has to pay every two weeks--and has been living in his car.

Another guy has a very small export business. Can't get export licenses during the shut down, can't make his SBA loan payment. This guy's business helps American manufacturing sell overseas, and in danger of losing that market.

Better Business Bureau sent me this nice commendation, for 15 years of support.

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