Baran Bulkat

Attorney

Baran Bulkat is a former consumer bankruptcy attorney with extensive experience in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings as well as debt settlement. He has authored numerous bankruptcy and debt management articles on Nolo.com as well as other Nolo sites. He has also updated a previous edition of Nolo's book,  How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.

In addition to his bankruptcy experience, Baran also worked as an analyst and compliance manager for a large financial planning firm where he obtained his Series 7, 24, and 66 securities licenses.

Baran received his undergraduate degree in business management from Georgia Tech and his law degree from California Western School of Law.

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Articles By Baran Bulkat

Filing Bankruptcy Without Your Spouse: What Happens to Debts & Property?
Learn what happens to debts and property when you file bankruptcy without your spouse and what that means for him or her.
Meeting of Creditors: Common Bankruptcy Trustee Questions
Find out what the bankruptcy trustee is likely to ask you at your meeting of creditors.
Should I File Bankruptcy Now After Moving to a New State?
You might be better off delaying your bankruptcy filing when you move to a new state. It depends on your old and new states' exemptions.
Can Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Help After a Foreclosure Notice?
I just received a foreclosure notice from the bank. Can I save my home if I file for chapter 13 bankruptcy?
Can Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Help Me Get My Driver's License Back?
If you've lost your driver's license due to unpaid traffic fines, Chapter 7 bankruptcy may help reduce your debt so you can pay the fines and get your license back.
Is Social Security Income Counted in the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Means Test?
Are Social Security and Unemployment Income Counted in the Bankruptcy Means Test?
What Is the Difference Between a Debt Collector and a Creditor?
If any of your debts are in default, you have probably received numerous calls from debt collectors wanting you to make payments. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) protects debtors against abusive collection tactics by debt collectors. However, it does not apply to your original creditor. Read on to learn more about the difference between a debt collector and a creditor, and how it affects your rights under the FDCPA.
Am I Liable for My Spouse's Credit Card Debt?
Most states (called common law states) use common law rules when determining who is liable for a particular debt in a marriage. In common law states, you are usually only liable for credit card debt if the obligation is in your name.
Does the law restrict the number of times a debt collector can call me?
Federal laws don’t place a specific limit on the number of times a debt collector can call you. But the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) does provide certain restrictions on how debt collectors may communicate with you including: when a debt collector can call you whether a debt collector
Car Repossession Laws: An Overview
Learn about car repossessions: how they work, how to avoid them, and your options if it happens to your car.