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Four Strategies for Rebuilding Your Post-Bankruptcy Credit

If you recently went through the Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy process, you likely have been left with many questions about what your life will be like now. Many people worry about their credit scores and whether they will ever be able to buy houses or motor vehicles. One of the most common things our clients wonder about is what steps they can take to improve their credit score. The following will review a few helpful steps you can take after a bankruptcy discharge to make the most of your[...]

Converting from Chapter 13 to Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

One of the most common questions asked by people navigating the bankruptcy process is what type of bankruptcy is best for them. Many people overlook the fact that what type of bankruptcy works best can change during the process. If an individual is no longer able to afford Chapter 13 bankruptcy payments, it is possible to convert a case to Chapter 7.    The following reviews some of the important details about the conversion process that individuals weathering the bankruptcy process should[...]

Deciding if Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is Right for You

  Among the numerous questions that people ask about Chapter 7 bankruptcy, one of the most common is whether a person is a good candidate for Chapter 7. The answer to this question depends on a number of complex factors, which we will review below. Do You Own Property? If you do not have a source of income or any assets, a creditor will often not be able to collect from you, which means that filing for bankruptcy may not be necessary. If you do have a source of income and valuable assets, h[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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 [...]

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Florida

Deciding to declare bankruptcy is never easy. There is a strong connotation associated with the word itself. Still, it may provide some solace to remember that even once-wealthy celebrities have filed for bankruptcy over the years. Just ask Mike Tyson. If used properly, declaring bankruptcy can offer a clean slate. This blog will provide an overview of when you should consider declaring bankruptcy and which steps to follow if you decide to do so. What to Consider The Chapter 7 bankruptcy statute[...]

Breaking Down Chapter 7 Means Test

You’ve decided that you want to declare bankruptcy and that Chapter 7’s liquidation form would most benefit you.  Now what?  Now, you need to determine whether you are eligible to declare bankruptcy.  You may feel like there is no way to get out from under your debt, but bankruptcy laws may disagree.  To be eligible to file for bankruptcy under Chapter 7, a debtor must satisfy the “means test.” The goal of the means test is to determine whether a debtor really needs the relief affor[...]