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October 2014 Archives

Information used in bankruptcy means testing

Virginia individuals facing financial challenges might consider bankruptcy as a way to get a fresh start, but income eligibility for certain types of bankruptcy must be determined first. Known as means testing, this determination is based on the median income for the household size based on national information developed by the United States Census Bureau, the Bureau of Labor Statistics and other agencies. Correct completion of means testing forms is important for ensuring the most appropriate option is used in filing for bankruptcy.

Visitation guidelines for noncustodial parents

Noncustodial parents in Virginia normally are given visitation rights to their children, with a few exceptions such as a history of domestic violence or abuse. For noncustodial parents who do have those rights, it may be a good idea to take them seriously. Failing to show up for a scheduled visitation without notifying the child or the other parent could be taken as rejection by the child.

Understanding child support in Virginia

Any man or woman who is the primary caretaker of minor children in the state of Virginia may file to receive financial support from the other parent. In order to receive child support payments from the non-custodial parent, the primary caretaker will have to prove that the other parent has a duty to financially support the child.

What is an automatic stay?

People in Virginia considering bankruptcy could benefit their situation by learning about some of the basics for the process. Bankruptcy laws are also meant to ensure that debtors are not abused or deceived by creditors seeking repayment. Additionally, filing for bankruptcy is supposed to give individuals relief from overwhelming debt, allowing for a fresh start when personal debt becomes too much to handle and an automatic stay to stop creditors from trying to collect.

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