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April 28, 2020
Will I lose my car if I file Chapter 7 bankruptcy?

Will I lose my car if I file Chapter 7 bankruptcy?

Transcript: Hello, this is Georgia bankruptcy attorney Jeff Kelly, and the title of this podcast is Am I Going to Lose my Car if I File a Chapter 7? As of the recording date here, there are over 22 million unemployed people in this country due to no fault of their own. It is just a product of this Corona disaster. It’s expected by the end of April we might have over 40 million people unemployed. And a lot of people have questions about Chapter 7 and one of the most common ones I get as a bankruptcy attorney is am I going to lose my car? And the answer to that question is – almost all legal questions is, it depends. So let’s talk about why 99% of the people who file a Chapter 7, don’t lose their car. Well, let’s go through some hypotheticals. Let’s say you’ve got somebody, they have worked so hard, their car is paid for. Let’s say it’s worth about $5,000. They have tons of medical debt, tons of credit card debt. All that gets eliminated in a Chapter 7 and the car wouldn’t be a problem because in Georgia, there is a $5,000 exemption for cars. So that takes care of hypothetical number one. Let’s change it up a little bit. Hypothetical number two, let’s say the car is worth $10,000. You know what? It’s still not going to be a problem because we also have a $10,000 wildcard exemption. So actually you could bump the value up to $15,000, assuming we don’t ...

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April 24, 2020
Credit Card Companies are lowering credit card limits during Corona crisis.

Credit Card Companies are lowering credit card limits during Corona crisis.

Transcript: Hello this is bankruptcy attorney Jeff Kelly and Today is April the 24th 2020. Yesterday Bloomberg reported that major credit card companies are lowering credit limits because of this Corona outbreak. And what I want to talk about today in this podcast is why it is so important that you establish an emergency fund of cash for your family and not rely on a credit card to get you through rough times. I’ve heard many many clients say over the years that you know we’re that are filing Chapter 7 wiping out the debts we’re getting them a fresh start, and people will say I just cannot lose my credit card because I need the credit card. In case of an emergency, and that is a wrong way of thinking, in my opinion. What you need is cash in case of an emergency. Because if you’re relying on a credit card to help get you through a rough time, what are you going to do when the credit card company cuts your limit off and you can no longer use it? Credit cards are not and should never be considered your emergency plan the sole basis of your emergency plan, you need cash. So as we’re going through this tough time here, there are 26 million people who are unemployed today through no fault of their own because of this Coronavirus quarantine. So, what should a person do who has zero dollars in ...

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April 23, 2020
Mitch McConnell thinks states should file bankruptcy

Mitch McConnell thinks states should file bankruptcy

If states, cities, counties, corporations, and many famous people can use the bankruptcy system to reorganize their economic affairs, why can’t you? ...

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April 20, 2020
Am I going to lose my home because of this Corona mess?

Am I going to lose my home because of this Corona mess?

Transcript: Hello, this is Jeff Kelly. And in this podcast, I would like to address a lot of fears that people have about losing their home during this Coronavirus pandemic. Let me just say this, I don’t believe there’s going to be a flood of foreclosures that are going to be caused by this. and I would like to explain why. Number one, the mortgage industry is not super interested in killing the United States real estate market, which is what would happen if every single person who missed a payment in April got foreclosed on. So from talking to clients and from talking to other bankruptcy attorneys, it’s my understanding, then in most cases, the mortgage companies are willing to defer up to about four months of payments. Now the problem and challenges at the end of those four months, they want their money back they want all those payments made. So I’m guessing that when we get to that point, after the pandemic is hopefully over or subsided, or maybe the quarantine will be modified to get most people back to work. I believe that the mortgage industry is going to be doing a lot of loan modifications. Again, they there don’t want to kill the entire United States real estate industry, which they would do if they foreclosed on everyone. So I think there’s going to be a lot of loan modifications. But for those people who can’t get a loan ...

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March 21, 2020
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March 04, 2020
Corona Virus and Bankruptcy

Corona Virus and Bankruptcy

Transcript: Hello, this is Jeff Kelly and today is March the 4th 2020 and today I would like to talk to you about corona virus and bankruptcy. Now, when you first hear this title, you might be thinking to yourself, what in the world could Corona virus possibly have to do with bankruptcy? How could they be connected in any way, shape or form? And my answer is that our bankruptcy system will be crucial in assisting the citizens of our country in recovering from the economic fallout of the Corona virus. Over the past few weeks we have seen the Dow Industrial drop, about 12% and personally I think it’s going to drop a lot more. I am not a Financial Advisor. I am not giving financial advice to anybody, but I’m just telling it personally, I would not be shocked to see a drop to 16,000 before it’s over. Now, if you go to my personal Facebook page, you will see actually that I did predict the massive drop right before it happened. And I think this Corona virus crisis is probably one of the most predictable that we have seen in our lifetime. And we have seen it coming and medical experts are saying that if you catch it, it can take as long as three weeks to fully recover. So, how’s that going to impact the average American worker? Well, most average people don’t get a lot of paid sick leave from work. So you know what’s going to happen to the average person that’s out of work for three weeks and ...

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