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Bankruptcy: Is It Time to Rethink Your Reasons for Not Filing?

For many, bankruptcy is an absolute last resort – the final step a person takes after he or she has tried ignoring the problem, negotiating with creditors, and maybe even begging for relief.

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Will My Bankruptcy Affect My Children?

Filing for a bankruptcy is a very personal decision, but it can affect other people in your life. If you’ve delayed filing for bankruptcy for reasons that have to do with other people, you aren’t alone. Whether it’s the opinions of others or the fact that you have co-signers on loans who will be directly affected, letting other people affect your decision to file for bankruptcy is common.

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When is Chapter 13 Better than Chapter 7?

One of the first decisions you’ll make when you file for bankruptcy is whether to choose Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. How do you know which is the better option?

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What You Need to Know about the BAPCA

The BAPCA is the acronym for The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act. It was passed into effect in 2005 and resulted in a number of changes to the existing bankruptcy laws. The law made it more difficult to file for bankruptcy, which was done in an attempt to prevent people from filing multiple times. The goal was to also protect consumers from predatory behavior related to bankruptcy.

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Filing for Bankruptcy as a Single Parent

Single parents face all of the challenges of couple parenting together, but they have the added struggle of doing it on their own. And unfortunately, far too often, these challenges are financial. Financial difficulties are one of the most common issued faced by single parents. Single parents must manage all of the usual expenses of a household – mortgages, car payments, credit card debt, expenses related to raising their children – but do so on their own.

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Does Filing for Bankruptcy Affect Custody?

Custody can be one of the most heated issues in a divorce or in any family where both parents aren’t living under one roof. And in most cases, parents will want to do all they can to protect their right to custody.

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Can You File for Bankruptcy If You’re Retired?

Financial challenges can come at any point in life. Many younger people are struggling with money because of student loan debt, while people in their prime earning years might find themselves laid off from a job and embarking on a whole new life. It’s even possible to face financial struggles later in life, just as you are planning to relax and enjoy your retirement.

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What Happens If I Ignore Collection Efforts?

Despite being one of the worst methods to take in dealing with debt, plenty of people ignore collection efforts against them.

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What Happens If I Can’t Make My Chapter 13 Payments Anymore?

One of the best things about filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy is knowing you are taking control of your financial situation and making an effort to improve. Instead of struggling with the fear and frustration of never making ends meet, you’ll be able to meet your payment obligations and get a fresh start.

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Three Ways to Stop a Creditor from Filing for a Judgement against You

When you’ve fallen behind on a debt, creditors have the option of filing for a judgement against you. This means the court will grant the creditor permission to take certain steps to collect their debt.

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Is Bankruptcy Still an Option after a Judgment?

Having a judgement filed against you is one of the most intimidating parts of dealing with debt.

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Foreclosure Ahead? Don’t Assume Your Mortgage Company Will Help You!

There are times when a creditor will work with you to deal with a debt.

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Can Debt Related to Rent Payments Be Discharged?

Housing is a major concern in bankruptcy, and frequently, the focus is on foreclosure and how bankruptcy protects you from losing your home.

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Will You Be Held Responsible for Your Ex-Spouse’s Debts Once Your Divorce is Final?

If you’re like most people, your divorce was one of the most frustrating experiences of your life. Even under the best of circumstances, where you and your spouse both agreed to the divorce and the majority of decisions concerning the end of your marriage, the process can still be daunting. The completion of a divorce can make you feel like celebrating, but what if you learn you are still responsible for things your spouse did – like accumulate financial debt?

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Can Bankruptcy Really Help You with a Tax Debt?

Bankruptcy can help you alleviate a variety of financial problems, both directly and indirectly. Many people assume that bankruptcy is just to help you get rid of credit card debt, but this is not the case at all. People opt to file for a variety of reasons, ranging from medical debt to consumer debt to foreclosure, and even tax debt.

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Trying to Avoid Bankruptcy? Maybe You Need a Different Approach

Ask the average person whether or not they want to file for bankruptcy and chances are the response will be they’d rather avoid it. Some people even consider it the worst thing that can happen to them.

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Is Bankruptcy an Option If I’m Not in Default?

Bankruptcy is often looked upon as a last resort. Unfortunately, this causes many people to wait too long to file and what could have been prevented or salvaged had they filed earlier is lost because of the delay.

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Is Bankruptcy a Solution for High-Interest Rate Credit Cards?

There are plenty of Americans who are just a few dollars away from making ends meet. If they earned just a little bit more or their credit card payments each month were a little less, it would be enough to give them a cushion so they could save for an emergency. Unfortunately, that little bit more or less never seems to come, and they are left feeling hopeless and desperate for a solution.

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Everything You Need to Know about Bankruptcy Discharge

Discharge is one of the most important aspects of bankruptcy.

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What Happens to Your Mortgage after a Bankruptcy Discharge?

One of the primary reasons people are reluctant to file for bankruptcy is because they are worried about what will happen to their home.

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At the Tampa Bay law firm, the Law Offices of Robert M. Geller, P.A., we help people with consumer bankruptcy matters in the Tampa Bay-St. Petersburg,  Florida communities such as Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Thonotosassa, Riverview, Lutz, Plant City, Brandon, Carrollwood, Wesley Chapel, St. Petersburg Beach, Lakeland, Mulberry, Dade City, Pinellas Park, Largo, Seminole, Odessa, Oldsmar and Lithia, and counties such as Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, Pasco County, Polk County and Manatee County.