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Common Bankruptcy Myths Debunked

Filing for bankruptcy is a significant life event that can have a devastating impact on your credit score. For some people facing serious financial difficulties, however, bankruptcy is the best option for paying off debts, obtaining financial relief, and getting a new start at building a good credit score. Despite the advantages of bankruptcy, there are still a number of myths held by people about what exactly bankruptcy entails. The following will take a closer look at some of the most common m[...]

Filing for Bankruptcy as a Senior Citizen

Given the increasing prices associates with health care, a large number of senior citizens have begun to file for bankruptcy. What some people do not know is that senior citizens who file for bankruptcy are offered a number of distinct advantages. Despite this, bankruptcy is not the best option for everyone. Why Bankruptcy is Not Always the Best Option Pursuing bankruptcy can be an attractive option for some senior citizens because it enables them to erase debts and pursue a better credit histor[...]

What to do With Your Car Following Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Contrary to what some people believe, it is not necessary to give away all of your belongings, including motor vehicles, after filing for bankruptcy. If you own a car and file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the chances are good that you will be able to exclude a certain amount of the vehicle’s worth. Unfortunately, if the vehicle’s worth is much more than you are able to protect, the bankruptcy trustee who is assigned to your case will likely sell and distribute the remaining proceeds. Chapter 7 [...]

How Long Does Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Take?

  The Chapter 7 bankruptcy process allows a person to remove qualifying debt without being required to pay into a repayment plan. People who pass the means test are able to keep the property that they need to maintain their home. There are a number of questions asked by people navigating the Chapter 7 bankruptcy process, but one of the most commonly asked questions is how long a person can expect the bankruptcy process to take. The short answer is that Chapter 7 bankruptcy often takes betw[...]

How Creditors Must Respond After You File for Bankruptcy

After you file for bankruptcy, all of your creditors must stop calling you in an effort to collect compensation. Unfortunately, creditors do not always follow the rules, and some people report that they are harassed by creditors even after declaring bankruptcy. If you are experiencing difficulties with a creditor, you should not hesitate to contact an experienced attorney who can help make sure that your rights are protected. The Value of Automatic Stays An automatic stay refers to a legal acti[...]

Declaring Bankruptcy in Florida and Salary Increases

If you are not able to handle your financial situation, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy are available for you to restructure your debt. Each year, many people discover that the bankruptcy process offers them the opportunity to rebuild their credit and have a fresh start. Unfortunately, in some situations, bankruptcy can be a particularly complex process. To make sure that this process is successfully navigated, many people find it helpful to obtain the assistance of an experienced bankruptcy[...]

When is it Okay to File for Bankruptcy?

One of the most common problems faced by people who are overwhelmed with debt is determining when it is okay to file for bankruptcy. Even if people are struggling with their bills, it can be difficult to decide that bankruptcy is the best option. The following will review several of the questions that you should ask yourself to determine whether you are ready to file for bankruptcy. If you do decide that bankruptcy is a good option for you, should not hesitate to obtain the assistance of an expe[...]

The 11th Circuit Clarifies “New Value” Defense

  If you are new to the bankruptcy process, you might never have heard of the “new value” defense that applies in situations in which a company is providing goods to the party that declares bankruptcy on credit at a periodic rate and paid the company in the preference period, or the 90 days leading up to filing for bankruptcy. This defense often helps companies who are owed money ultimately lower the amount to be paid during the preference period. In many situations, however, establishi[...]

The Impact of Bankruptcy on Medical Debt

A large number of Americans end up in financial debt due to the high costs associated with medical care. Many Americans who are diagnosed with serious medical conditions as well as who are involved in serious accidents can end up facing hefty medical bills. Many of those people decide to utilize the bankruptcy process to alleviate financial strain and unmanageable debt. This is because if you declare bankruptcy, your medical bills will often be part of your discharged debt. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy [...]

How can Chapter 13 Help You?

  For decades, the stigma of bankruptcy has existed throughout the United States. A person who filed bankruptcy was considered to be lazy, greedy, or poor at managing money. In reality, filing for bankruptcy is something that is often a result of unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances such as divorce, serious health issues, or even the loss of a loved one. If you are a person drowning in debt and not sure where to turn, take time to learn how chapter 13 can help you. End Tax Refund Interc[...]