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Is Filing for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy a Bad Idea?

Filing for Bankruptcy

If you’ve been dealing with financial challenges for an extended period of time, chances are you’ve considered bankruptcy. Most people who have fallen behind on their debts to the point they are receiving phone daily phone calls from creditors have at least wondered if bankruptcy could improve their situation. And most people find, with just […]

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Help! I Changed My Mind and I Want to Withdraw My Bankruptcy Filing for bankruptcy is a great way to pull yourself out of a dire financial situation. Unfortunately, if done incorrectly, though, bankruptcy just creates more chaos. This is often the case for people who choose to file without the support and guidance of […]

How is Cash Handled in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

It might surprise some people to know that someone with cash can still file for bankruptcy. As a matter of fact, you need to pay a fee in order to file so you need to have some liquid income to begin the bankruptcy process. Despite struggling to make ends meet and needing to take the […]

Leftover Debt: What You Can Expect to Pay after Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy can free you from financial burdens that have plagued you for years. It can make your life easier and provide a fresh start, financially speaking. It can also help you get back on track and undo any damage that was caused by your own mistakes or by uncontrollable circumstances. Despite all the good that […]

A bankruptcy consultation is a great way to gather information about the process of filing for bankruptcy. A consultation is also a great way to get a sense of whether a specific attorney is right for you or if you need to interview additional people. Most attorneys offer a free consultation. It’s probably a good […]

Filing for bankruptcy is a major financial step. The decision to file is not one that should be taken lightly and many people experience some trepidation in the time leading up to their decision to file. Luckily, working with an experienced attorney can put your mind at ease and help you move through bankruptcy successfully. […]

What to Know about DIY Bankruptcy Filing

Filing for bankruptcy is a complicated process, but the court does allow individuals to file on their own without an attorney. This is called pro se filing and is not recommended, even under the simplest of circumstances. Sometimes, though, people choose to file without professional support to avoid attorneys’ fees (they still need to pay […]

Bankruptcy and Tax Consequences

Bankruptcy offers a number of advantages, especially when your financial situation is bleak and there is no other solution in sight. However, it’s important to understand the disadvantages of bankruptcy and determine if the outcome is worth the negative aspects of filing. One of the things people filing for bankruptcy often forget to consider is […]

How Bankruptcy Affects a Second Mortgage

There are many homeowners who have a second mortgage on their homes. In many of these cases, these mortgages were not taken because a person was facing financial challenges. For instance, some use a second mortgage to pay for home renovations. Second mortgages can be used to help someone through a difficult financial time, but […]

Filing for Chapter 7? This To-Do List Can Help!

As you’ve probably already learned, there are different types of bankruptcy. Your personal financial situation will dictate which is best for you, but in many cases, individuals who opt for bankruptcy file for Chapter 7. This type of bankruptcy allows them to discharge all or a portion of their debt, depending on the type they’ve […]

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Tampa Bankruptcy Law Blog

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Will Filing for Bankruptcy Help You Remove a Court Ordered Judgment?

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Health Issues Drove Me to Bankruptcy and I’m Still Getting Medical Bills: Can Bankruptcy Help?

Health Issues Drove Me to Bankruptcy and I’m Still Getting Medical Bills: Can Bankruptcy Help?

Medical issues are one of the most common reasons people file for bankruptcy. In most cases, health emergencies arise unexpectedly...
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Is Filing for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy a Bad Idea?

Is Filing for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy a Bad Idea?

If you’ve been dealing with financial challenges for an extended period of time, chances are you’ve considered bankruptcy. Most people...
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Can Bankruptcy Raise Your Credit Score? You Bet!

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Can Filing for Bankruptcy Affect Your Social Security Benefits?

Can Filing for Bankruptcy Affect Your Social Security Benefits?

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What to Do If a Creditor Tries to Collect after Your Bankruptcy Case Closes

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How Bankruptcy Can Help You If You are Facing Foreclosure

How Bankruptcy Can Help You If You are Facing Foreclosure

Owning a home is part of the American dream and losing that home through foreclosure is a nightmare. Mortgage foreclosure...
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How Can Undue Hardship Help You in Bankruptcy If You’re Dealing with Student Loan Debt?

How Can Undue Hardship Help You in Bankruptcy If You’re Dealing with Student Loan Debt?

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