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How are Co-Signers Affected by Bankruptcy?

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Co-signers and Bankruptcy If you’re considering co-signing a loan for a friend or family member, or you have a loan with a co-signer, it’s important to understand the implications, especially if you or the primary borrower is considering bankruptcy. Co-signed loans are handled differently than individual loans in bankruptcy. The most important thing to realize […]

3 Reasons to File Bankruptcy There are few things as frightening as financial struggles. Not knowing where your next paycheck is coming from or when it’s coming, facing threats from bill collectors, knowing that foreclosure of your home could be on the horizon, and all of the other things that can arise when money is […]

Bankruptcy and Your Tax Return

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How Bankruptcy Can Affect a Tax Return Receiving an income tax return can feel great and help you get caught up on debts you’ve fallen behind on. Despite having the option of “breaking even” and not paying as much in payroll taxes throughout the year, some people enjoy receiving a refund check. Unfortunately, the joy […]

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Are Debt Relief Sevices Legit? If you feel as if you are drowning in debt you’ve no doubt considered a number of options to help you. People struggling with finances often take drastic measures to alleviate their circumstances. Unfortunately, these drastic circumstances aren’t always helpful. Many of the debt relief solutions that exist aren’t solutions […]

Are you ready?

Preparing for a Bankruptcy consultation with a Bankruptcy Lawyer Filing for bankruptcy is a big decision. One of the most intimidating aspects of the process is meeting with your bankruptcy attorney. Being prepared and having all of the necessary documents and information with you for your first meeting can make things go as smoothly as […]

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Bankruptcy Mistakes There are those who are pushed into bankruptcy because of a medical emergency or the unexpected loss of a job. But there is also a fair share of bankruptcy cases that start with a little too much spending, a few too many maxed credit cards, and a little too little saving. Despite all […]

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The difference between bankruptcy dismissal and bankruptcy discharge For many, bankruptcy is unfamiliar territory and there are a lot of things that are new. For instance, filing for bankruptcy typically results in learning a lot of new terms. Understanding these terms and knowing the difference between ones that seem similar can be frustrating, especially if […]

Social Security

How Bankruptcy and Social Security Are Related Bankruptcy is one of the best tools available for managing significant debt and easing financial worries, but it isn’t something you should take lightly. Filing for bankruptcy can affect many areas of your life in good and bad ways, so it’s important to consider its effects before taking […]

Credit Cards

Credit Cards and Bankruptcy One of the most common questions bankruptcy attorneys hear from clients is whether or not they can keep any of their credit cards when they file. It’s not a surprising question. After years of relying on credit cards as a security net or for the occasional splurge, the idea of giving […]

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Timeline for Filing Bankruptcy Bankruptcy is not something anyone plans to do in his or her life, but once you’ve filed, looking back might allow you to see the path you were headed down for some time. Rarely does anyone have a single event cause them to file for bankruptcy immediately. Bankruptcy is usually the […]

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