Bankruptcy Isn’t Personal – It’s Business

Donald Trump never filed for bankruptcy. Trump’s companies have. He utilized laws in place to protect himself and reorganize his company’s debt.

The most recent bankruptcy filing was in 2009. Trump was elected President of the United States in 2016 showing people did not care about the financial distress. He used bankruptcy as a tool to restructure for future success. When asked about bankruptcy, Trump said, “Basically I’ve used the laws of the country to my advantage and to other people’s advantage just as Leon Black has, Carl Icahn, Henry Kravis has, just as many, many others on top of the business world have.”Trump

Taj Mahal Casino Resort, the Plaza Hotel, Castle Hotel & Casino, Trump Plaza, Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts and Trump Entertainment Resorts filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The companies consolidated debt in order to pay off creditors and remain open.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/debtwire/2015/08/18/a-trip-down-donald-trumps-bankruptcy-memory-lane/#3af6b7d04609

DebtTrump realized that his businesses needed bankruptcy protection, and would not survive unless they used the bankruptcy laws to reorganize the company’s debts. If you have sufficient income, you may be able to reorganize your own household “business”, with a Chapter 13 Debt repayment plan.

Can you afford to file a Chapter 13 debt repayment plan?  Do you have at least $200 a month left over after regular expenses?  Then you may be able to mash all your debt into one payment you can afford, keep your vehicle, house and pension, and get an interest free repayment plan.

Dial 1-800-CALL-PFG for a free phone mini-consultation, or make an appointment online 24/7 at www.infotapes.com.  Bankruptcy laws are in place to help you.  Who knows bankruptcy like Geraci Law?  Geraci Law has 20,000 5star reviews since November 2016! 5star

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Thomas Jefferson – The President Who Needed Bankruptcy

 

Thomas Jefferson loved a lavish lifestyle. He was our 3rd President and author of the Declaration of Independence. He spent an enormous fortune constructing and furnishing his Monticello home. Jefferson served only the finest wines and a personal French chef prepared only the finest foods.

At the end of his life, Jefferson owed $100,000 in debt, about $1.6 million today! He was desperate for help. Without bankruptcy laws for relief, Jefferson attempted to create a “lottery” in which the winner would get title to monticelloJefferson’s lands (including Monticello). Ticket sales were disappointing and Jefferson died with his daughter Martha inheriting the debt.

https://www.history.org/foundation/journal/winter10/jefferson.cfm

Are you living beyond your means? If your budget is negative every month, you may be living like Jefferson. Geraci Law could help you file a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Without credit, you learn to live within a budget.

Jefferson did not have bankruptcy as a resolve to his financial problems. You do! Do not spend your golden years worrying about debt repayment. If you have debt, just dial 1-800-CALL-PFG for a free phone mini-consultation or log on to www.infotapes.com to make appointments online 24/7.Money-Hand

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President William McKinley – The Cosigner Who Filed

William McKinley was elected President in 1897.  Filing for bankruptcy in 1893, while he was governor of Ohio, didn’t stop him at all! He ran for president 4 years after filing, and won! And it William McKinleyshouldn’t stop you!

McKinley co-signed on a $130,000 loan for a friend to keep a business open. The friend’s business closed and McKinley was left with the debt. McKinley filed bankruptcy under the Bankruptcy Act of 1867. Back then,   bankruptcy gave you protection from garnishment while paid back creditors, much like Chapter 13 today. 

Voters did not care about McKinley’s financial problems. He was reelected governor and then elected twice as President of the United States. McKinley sought help for his financial problems.

Presidential HatHave you cosigned for a friend or family member?  Then they defaulted, and the creditor is coming after you? Were you left holding the bag? Co-signing debt makes you as responsible as the other person. If they can’t pay – you owe!

If you are a co-signer and your co-signer is still paying, but you need to file either Chapter 7 or 13, you don’t want your bankruptcy to affect their debt.  Ask Geraci Law how we can help.

Whether you are the co-signer who is primary on the debt, or the one who is secondary, Geraci Law knows how to handle either Chapter 7 bankruptcy or Chapter 13 debt repayment, and co-signed debt. Prez

Talking about financial problems is the first step to getting help. Geraci Law helps thousands of people just like you get financial relief from creditors. Maybe eliminating the debt could be your first step to the presidency!

If you are working full time, and have debt, just dial 1-800-CALL-PFG for a free phone mini-consultation or log on to www.infotapes.com  to make appointments online 24/7.

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Can I get rid of student loans in bankruptcy?

Can I get rid of student loans in bankruptcy?

Clients come to Geraci Law for multiple reasons.   They want ANSWERS!   They want answers they can rely on.  Geraci Law has over 60 attorneys who understand every aspect of student loans in bankruptcy and how to discharge student loans OUTSIDE of bankruptcy!

How to get rid of student loans OUTSIDE of bankruptcy:  If you are on Social Security Disability, apply for an “administrative discharge”. You will have to show thesGSL Imagee things:

  1. You must have a federally insured student loan. This doesn’t work on private loans or tuition.
  2. You must be on Social Security Disability: permanently disabled for any kind of work
  3. You can’t have any other assets, such as a pension or 401K.

So, you don’t need our help if you are totally disabled, and Social Security says so, and you have no assets.

If you are NOT totally disabled for any kind of work, permanently, you cannot eliminate your student loans in bankruptcy:  you should look at income based repayment, or getting rid of your other debt.  Here’s how:

How to get rid of student loans USING Bankruptcy:  Get rid of the other debt so you can pay down your non-dischargeable student loans!

GSLIt’s very hard to get a discharge of student loans in either Chapter 7 or 13 bankruptcy.  Almost impossible.  But here’s what Geraci Law did for this client who came in with overwhelming medical bills and student loans.  We filed Chapter 7 to discharge her medical debt and a repossession, so she can now pay her student loans!  She is working, she can’t discharge them, but she got rid of all her debt BUT the student loans. She is making good progress on them now that she has no other debt.  Geraci Law gets a 5 star review!

I went to these attorneys after being Debt with student loans and hospital bills they were there right there by my side. Several times they informed me a what was needed an on the spot at all times I am so pleased with these people I must say thank you thank you and thank you!

If you are working full time, and have debt that is keeping you from paying down your student loans, just dial 1-800-CALL-PFG (800-225-5734) for a free phone mini-consultation,  or log on to infotapes.com to make appointments online 24/7.

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Why is bankruptcy like baseball?

Geraci law knows how you feel when you’re in debt. Studies have shown most folks who would rather talk about their toilet habits or sex life than how much money or debt they have. Does this sound like you? You are 60 years old and live with a lot of economic uncertainty. You and your husband fight about money, often regret the purchases you make, and save nothing for retirement? Worse yet you have little or no pension, and you’re worried about healthcare?Baseball

For sure, you don’t know anything about the law, and you know even less about bankruptcy law. Bankruptcy is the Great American Law. Bankruptcy and baseball both start with the letter B.

Bankruptcy is a lot older than baseball.  The first officially recorded baseball game in U.S. history took place on June 19, 1846, in Hoboken, New Jersey: the “New York Nine” defeated the Knickerbockers, 23–1, in four innings

So you probably know a lot more about baseball than you know about bankruptcy. Bankruptcy and baseball are both good things. Baseball allows you to forget your troubles for 9 innings, and root for your home team. Bankruptcy allows you to get out of debt and get a fresh start so you’re not paying off old debt with money you should be saving for your retirement.

To find out more about bankruptcy and how it can

  • get you out of debt,    FlipBook
  • repay debts with NO interest
  • keep your pension, house, SUV and savings
  • allow you to save money,
  • protect your tax refund,

and more importantly, give you a sense of peace and financial freedom, dial 1 800 Call-PFG (800-225-5734), or visit infotapes.com. You can even read our new flipbook the complete book on bankruptcy by Peter Francis Geraci!

Make an online appointment 24-7 or get a free phone mini-consultation 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

How to get a car you can afford after bankruptcy

If you have a vehicle payment that is too high, it may be that you “rolled over” the balance on a vehicle you traded in, paying that off with part of the new loan. That means you are “upside down” and owe more than the vehicle is worth. That means your payment may be more than you can afford. Geraci Law helps our clients by developing relationships with honest car dealers who can sell you a vehicle you can afford at a payment you can afford. Here is what Gino Amoroso of Motor World in Glen Ellyn, Illinois has to say about working with Geraci Law clients:

Hello Scott,  Just want to say thank you & keep you informed on how things are going. Currently this month we have sold eight customers referred by Geraci Law Firm: all were completely satisfied. The buying experience here at Motor World is the fast approval process and polite professional sales reps that create the ultimate buying experience. As an example today we did a complete brake job (pads & rotors) on a car we sold two months ago that was never promised to the customer: its the extra mile we go to keep our customers happy. As a result of our work ethics we are on target to hit a hundred sales this month, We enjoy a great working relationship with you and your organization Scott! That’s it.
Gino Amoroso http://www.mwcars.com 

Peter Francis Geraci attends Dave Ramsey Bankruptcy Leadership Summit in Nashville

I went down to Nashville recently for an intensive course in effective leadership using Dave Ramsey’s EntreLeadership principles. Dave Ramsey has devoted his career to Debtor Education the way I have to practicing bankruptcy law. Dave has quite a company, and his methods of operation are almost identical to Geraci Law. In fact, except for the obvious Christian background of Dave’s company, the guiding principles of Geraci Law are almost identical to Dave’s: honesty, integrity, and helping others come first. We even like the same Bible passages! And remember, Bankruptcy is a biblical law, Old Testament: Deutoronomy 15: 15 “At the end of every seven years you shall grant a release of debts. 2 And this is the form of the release: Every creditor who has lent anything to his neighbor shall release it; he shall not require it of his neighbor or his brother, because it is called the Lord’s release”.
Dave believes, as do I, that everything else follows if you do the right thing and help others. Dave Ramsey has a large meeting room where his 400 or so employees gather each week to share reports on the business operations.  Geraci Law only has about 130 staff, but the Geraci Law teams also meet weekly, in person or electronically, and each team leader shares their reports.  In that way, the organization is able to communicate and improve service to their clients.  It was quite a thrill to meet Dave Ramsey in person, and we had a great time and learned a lot, although I think my Debtor Education Course at http://www.pfged.com is better than Dave’s!!

(his is pretty good, though, and his new book is great!)  140522 Dave Ramsey Bankruptcy Leadership Summit photo

Happy Bankruptcy Clients

We at Geraci Law strive to have “happy clients”. Why? Our clients are almost always under stress, and our mission is to take as much of that away for them as possible. Here is what one recent client took the time to say in a thank you card to me:
“I want to extend a warm thank you to you and all the lawyers at your firm. You have a wonderful group of lawyers and you have helped me get out of debt and start my life once again. I especially want to thank your lawyer at your Berwyn office because they personally helped with my case. I want to thank Frank Hernandez. He helped me understand the whole case, and always answered by questions. He is so generous he even shared his dinner with me once. I had never tried Italian Beef before then. I also want to thank Belfor. He always greeted me and welcomed me into the office. I have recommended your office to my friends, who also need help with their bills. Thank you Mr. Geraci for everything your firm has helped me with. The little things you do mean so very much. Thank you.

Peter Francis Geraci explains Bankruptcy Discharge for Deceased Debtor

Many of our clients are elderly, and we file their Chapter 13s to protect their paid off home and repay creditors with lower interest and no late payments.  Occasionally, a husband or wife will pass away during the case.  In this case, the wife passed at the end of the case, after they completed the payments, but before completing the requirement of certifying that she had no outstanding Domestic Support Obligations.  You would think that it would “go without saying” that a 78 year old grandmother was not under any court order to pay support, but that is the law.  Since the wife was deceased, Geraci Law attorney Megan Hayes obtained an affidavit from the surviving spouse, and when the Clerk marked it a “non-conforming document”, the kindly bankruptcy judge issued an order on the Clerk to make it conform, and both the surviving spouse and the deceased debtor received their discharge.  I am very proud of all the 76+ Geraci Law attorneys, not to mention our fine paralegals, for this kind of service to our clients.  As Shakespeare put over 400 years ago in in Measure for Measure, which was all about lawyers, “Good counselors lack no clients”!

How to deal with vehicle loans in Chapter 13

Your politicians made changes to the bankruptcy laws years ago to protect car finance companies. They seem to think that making it hard for consumers will help their finance companies. Although the politicians must have gotten some big contributions from GM’s captive finance company, GMAC, it didn’t stop General Motors from filing bankruptcy, did it? No!! So even though your Senators and Congress people try to make it hard on us, you can still get help as a working person if you are overwhelmed with debt because of job loss, illness or whatever life brings. Car loans are now going 60 to even 84 months. Used car rates can be 21%. So if you have a high interest car loan, and the car is worth less than you owe on it, here’s the deal in Chapter 13 bankruptcy:
1. If your bought the vehicle more than 910 days (2.5 years ago), you can offer to pay the actual value at prime rate plus 2%.
2. If you bought the vehicle less than 910 days, you have to pay the remaining loan on it, no reduction in value, but can still pay less interest.
Either way, you get a better deal, and still get to handle your other debt, and pay your vehicle ahead of other debts, so the car gets paid off faster, while the other creditors wait. Have a co-signer? Only way to protect the co-signer is pay the loan as written, either inside your bankruptcy, or “outside”. Geraci Law restructured or discharged over $1.5 billion in debt last year. Visit us at http://www.elimadebt.com