Announcement

Collapse

Forum Rules (Everyone Must Read!!!) (updated: 04/28/2015)

Welcome to the Bankruptcy Forum. Bankruptcy (BK) Forum is known as BKForum.com and will be referred to as BKF hereinafter. In order to ensure a long term success of our vibrant community, we have established certain rules and guidelines to which everyone must adhere to. Please take your time to carefully read our rules, before you start to participate in the community.

Things you agree to do:
BKFORUM.com (BKF) users agree to use the search function before starting a new thread. This prevents duplicate discussions and allows for better organized topics.

All BKF users agree to read the sticky posts which may be available at the top of a forum page. These Sticky posts often contain valuable information. They may also outline more rules and guidelines specific for that particular forum, stickies are put in place by that forums moderator(s) or admin(s).

Things you agree not to do:

All BKF users agree not to call people names or write a post simply to make a personal attack, or get a negative reaction; this behavior is not allowed on our forum. The use of derogatory language aimed at anyone will be severely dealt with. There is no need to agree with each other, or to even like each other. However, by signing onto BKForum.com you agree to treat each member and guest with the respect they deserve. No threats or personal attacks will be allowed.

All BKF users agree not to discuss, engage, or encourage any behavior or activity which violates the law. Discussion of drugs, violence, murder, theft, vandalism, fraud or any other issue which could be used to help individuals break the law is strictly forbidden.

All BKF users agree not to "bump" old threads, unless there is a specific benefit to the community by doing so. But in most cases, please don't post in very old threads, instead start new threads.

All BKF users agree not to attempt/use another members account. It is against BKF rules to use any account other than your own. Impersonating another member will result in an immediate ban. It is also against the rules to open more than one account in your own name without permission from a moderator or administrator. If you have been banned for any reason, it is against the rules to open another account. If you were banned temporarily and you are caught using another account you will be banned permanently. Choosing a moniker which is similar in either sound or spelling as a moderator or administrator is strictly forbidden.

All BKF users agree not to private message any moderator, admin, or other member with questions related to their personal circumstances (Questions about the forum or issues with the forum are ok). This forum only works when members share their experience and insights with everyone.

Things you agree not to post:
All BKF users agree not to post any derogatory/racist/or sexist remarks. This includes attachments, links and all information contained within posts, signatures, and avatars, failure to comply with this rule will result in a permanent ban.

All BKF users agree not to post any copyrighted or trademarked information without the express written permission of the owner(s) / proper citation of source.

All BKF users agree not to post any real names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, social security numbers, or any other personal details (their own or other people's).

All BKF users agree not to post links, pictures, attachments, videos, or the like of pornographic content, objectionable material or extreme violence, whether cartoon or real.

All BKF users agree not to use BKF for advertising purposes without a written contract between yourself/company/agent and the administration of BKF. Blatant advertising will result in a ban.

All BKF users agree not to spam the forums. Spam includes but is not limited to posting erroneous, non-relevant-useless, off-topic, or meaningless posts. Spam may also include posts which contain no text, or large areas of blank space between lines. Simply posting emoticons without text is considered spam. BKF is the largest bankruptcy message board and all the content is intended to help other users. Please help us improve the quality of our forum by making sure that your posts are well-worded, spell checked, grammatically correct and syntaxed.

Regarding actions of moderators and administrators:

The forum is no place to air out your opinion or be judgmental of our staff and its capabilities.

All BKF users agree not to abuse or mistreat moderators or administrators. It is against BKF rules to post any information regarding bans or any other action taken by a member of the moderating or administrative team. If you wish to discuss bans or warnings please do so via PM. To place a complaint against a moderator, send a PM to a super moderator. All Moderators are equal, any decision made by a moderator must be adhered to. If a moderator tells you something you do not like, do not go to another moderator looking for a different answer. If you are caught doing this you will be banned. The moderators work as a team and respect the decisions made by their peers and will help enforce them unless an administrator tells them differently.
If you have an issue with how the forum is run, then notify one of our administrator and we will look into the situation. We have in the past and still do appreciate any input that you offer this forum. But critical input and/or judgmental postings towards the staff will result in you getting banned.


Should you find a thread offensive or out of line, then notify a Mod in a PM so they can evaluate the situation and do the action deemed necessary.

All moderators do have active "other" lives outside of the forum and help moderate this forum in their spare time throughout the days and weeks.

If you have a problem with a member or Mod follow the proper channels of reporting it.

BKF reserves the right to delete any posts which contain anti-BKF comments or discussion. Any bashing of moderators or administrators, or any of their discussion or actions will also be deleted, and the responsible posting party(s) will be banned. Any public anti-BKF advertising, communication, or posts on another forum will result in permanent bans as well.

All warnings and bans are decided by individual moderators and administrators. Warnings are preferable to bans however, for serious offenses and repeat abusers bans will go into effect. The length of the bans can vary from several hours to permanent.

All messages posted or sent including through PM are the property of BKforum.com.

All BKF users agree not to advertiser on the forum (Niether by posting, private messaging or using your signature). If you are a company/attorney/legal adviser wishing to advertise on the site or sell a product, you must contact the head administrator and inquire about our advertising packages.

All bankruptcy related opinions expressed on BKForum.com are those of their authors and not necessarily of BKF, its staff or representatives.

You agree not to copy any material/post/content from BKF without written permission from our head administrator .

By posting on this forum you agree to these terms and conditions, including any punishment deemed appropriate by moderators or administrators in the event of an offense.

Administrators/Moderators can change these rules at any time without prior notice.
See more
See less

"Links"...for Members

Collapse
This is a sticky topic.
X
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #16
    IRS Income Tax Refund Calculator. Allows you guestimate the amount of refund to expect and possibly exempt during your filing process:

    http://www.irs.gov/individuals/artic...=96196,00.html
    Filed Ch 7 - 09/06
    Discharged - 12/2006
    Officially Declared No Asset - 03/2007
    Closed - 04/2007

    I am not an attorney. My comments are based on personal experience and research. Always consult an attorney in your area to address concerns related to your particular situation.

    Another good thing about being poor is that when you are seventy your children will not have declared you legally insane in order to gain control of your estate. - Woody Allen...

    Comment


    • #17
      www.abiworld.org
      The information provided is not, and should not be considered legal advice. All information provided is only informational and should be verified by a law practioner whenever possible. When confronted with legal issues contact an experienced attorney in your state who specializes in the area of law most directly called into question by your particular situation.

      Comment


      • #18
        I moved your post here, CMIYC. Great Link!

        http://www.thebklawyer.com/thebkblog/

        Now people can just click and go.
        Filed Ch 7 - 09/06
        Discharged - 12/2006
        Officially Declared No Asset - 03/2007
        Closed - 04/2007

        I am not an attorney. My comments are based on personal experience and research. Always consult an attorney in your area to address concerns related to your particular situation.

        Another good thing about being poor is that when you are seventy your children will not have declared you legally insane in order to gain control of your estate. - Woody Allen...

        Comment


        • #19
          Vital Records

          http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/howto/w2w/w2welcom.htm

          A listing of where to write for vital records in each state.
          To get birth, death, marriage, or divorce records.
          Last edited by JollyGG; 03-06-2007, 10:07 AM.
          Filed: 10/26/2006
          Discharged: 03/05/2007
          Closed: 5/19/2008 - Asset case due to balance transfer and income tax refund

          Comment


          • #20
            Truecredit walmart link

            Credit monitoring services. $11.21 a month for unlimited 3 bureau access with scores.


            https://www.truecredit.com/orderOrig...ing&cb=WalMart
            Last edited by JollyGG; 03-12-2007, 12:03 PM.
            Filed: 10/26/2006
            Discharged: 03/05/2007
            Closed: 5/19/2008 - Asset case due to balance transfer and income tax refund

            Comment


            • #21
              Very Useful Tool Thought I Would Share

              I found this tool on the INTERNET...its a trial but unlimited. Its the same type of programming your attorney uses when he does your bankruptcy. You type in all the information and can print it. It will say demo on everything so you cant use it to file. But, since I decided to file on my own I have been entering all the information and will print from this tool and then review and make necessary corrections then transfer it to the actual paperwork before filing. I have been using it for a few weeks now I like it and it goes as far as to giving explanation of what each form is and what you need it for and what to input. I wanted it to share someone might find it as useful as I have.

              http://www.bestcase.com/download.htm


              ~You should always check the source otherwise its just a Tabloid"~Tahnya

              Comment


              • #22
                This site explains it all

                Not sure if this has been posted before but this IRS site explains everything ie why a case would get dismissed, what trustees look for, etc.

                http://www.irs.gov/irm/part5/ch09s06.html

                Most of this stuff is covered here but this is a great link for newbiew or pro se filers.
                Success is reachable, stretch out your arm and grab it.

                Comment


                • #23
                  Both are great sites for understanding what creditors can and cannot do to you if you are behind in payments, facing harrassing phone calls...etc

                  http://www.ftc.gov/os/statutes/fdcpa/fdcpact.htm

                  http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/credit/fdc.shtm

                  Comment


                  • #24
                    Also, even though your student loans are usually on your credit report, you can go to www.nslds.ed.gov and look up your loans and who has them now.

                    Good luck!
                    Last edited by SinkingFast; 08-04-2007, 12:10 AM. Reason: Copied this post here. Really useful link for folks.
                    Chapter 7 filed 4/23/07
                    341 Meeting 5/22/07
                    Last day for Objections 7/23/07 - Discharged 7/25/07 - Closed 7/31/07
                    On to rebuilding!

                    Comment


                    • #25
                      Median income levels Feb 2007

                      http://www.usdoj.gov/ust/eo/bapcpa/2...come_table.htm

                      Median income levels October 15 2007

                      http://www.usdoj.gov/ust/eo/bapcpa/2...come_table.htm
                      Last edited by JollyGG; 11-06-2007, 09:33 AM. Reason: add median income link for October 15 2007
                      Filed: 10/26/2006
                      Discharged: 03/05/2007
                      Closed: 5/19/2008 - Asset case due to balance transfer and income tax refund

                      Comment


                      • #26
                        http://hopeforthebankrupt.blogspot.com

                        A blog offering hope to those who are going through or who have been through the humiliation of bankruptcy. Not a financial or legal help site, rather an encouragement that life goes on.

                        CS
                        See my blog: Hope for the Bankrupt

                        Comment


                        • #27
                          Quality Lawyer Blog from a Full Service debt solution firm in Colorado, the blog allows users to ask questions, so could be useful.

                          http://askmethner.com

                          Comment


                          • #28
                            Help in determining food expenses

                            http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/Publication...fFoodJan09.pdf
                            Scared to file. Scared not to file.

                            Comment


                            • #29
                              Better Means Test (IMO)

                              I hated the means test at legalconsumer.com enough to go and write my own. Give it a try it very easy to use:

                              http://www.johnfire.com/meanstest/wizard.php

                              DebtStinks
                              Filed Chapter 7: 06/09/09
                              341 Meeting: 07/16/09
                              Discharged: 09/21/09
                              Case Closed: 09/25/09

                              Comment


                              • #30
                                Tollfree Phone Call Identification

                                www.800notes.com

                                I found this site extremely useful when the collections calls started. There is tons of info on how to deal with collection agencies. How to deal with debt that's been sold dozens of times to junk debt collectors(bottom feeders).

                                I learned on this site that when you call a tollfree number, because the owner pays for the call, they automatically get the caller id info & link it to your account. CallerID blocking DOES NOT work when calling tf#s. I had called one of my cc cs for a current balance using my cell phone, and once I had gotten behind on payments, when I didn't answer my landline, they immediately called my cell phone. I couldn't figure out how they got my cell # until I had visited this site. Be cautious what phones you use when calling tollfree #'s. If possible use a pay phone.
                                Last edited by silly50; 02-09-2010, 06:31 AM. Reason: additional info
                                Filed Chapter 7 (no asset): 10/16/09
                                341 Meeting: 12/1/09
                                Last day for objections: 2/1/10
                                Discharged: 2/2/10

                                Comment

                                Unconfigured Ad Widget

                                Collapse
                                Working...
                                X