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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 […]

Job Hunting? How Bankruptcy Can Help

If you’ve been searching for a job, while also worrying about financial issues, you are not alone. Whether a job loss triggered your financial woes or just added to them, things might seem bleak if your struggles just continue to worsen. And if things are dire enough to consider bankruptcy, you are likely wondering how […]

article from CNN Bankruptcy is a great way to get a fresh start and get yourself back on track financially. It’s a tool that allows you to wipe away debt, or at least reorganize it so it’s more manageable. Whether you are already in the midst of filing for bankruptcy or you’re wondering whether it […]

What are Illegal Asset Transfers?

If you are considering bankruptcy or you have any concerns at all about your financial situation, it’s important to be aware of the legal and illegal things you are permitted to do. Far too many people look for an easy way out, and in some cases, their actions break the law. Even if they do […]

Anyone who has filed for bankruptcy or researched whether or not bankruptcy is an option for them knows education courses are a requirement for filers. In order to have your bankruptcy filing approved by the court, pre- and post-filing classes are a requirement. Though it might seem intimidating or silly to participate in courses to […]

What You Need to Know about a Bankruptcy Trustee

Filing for bankruptcy requires giving up a great deal of control over your finances. However, if you are struggling enough to consider bankruptcy, chances are you don’t feel all that much in control as it is. Bankruptcy just means another person will take over the management of your money, at least on a temporary basis. […]

What to Expect at Your Meeting of Creditors

Anyone filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy is required to attend a 341 Meeting or meeting of creditors. It takes place about three to four weeks after you file and it is mandatory. It is also one of the most intimidating aspects of filing for bankruptcy and the event that filers dread most. Understanding what will […]

Preparing for Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy can be an intimidating process and like many things that are intimidating, it helps to feel prepared. The more you know in advance, and the actions you take to prepare for what will occur during bankruptcy, can help things go smoothly and allow you to relax and focus on what needs to be done. […]

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Tampa Bankruptcy Law Blog

Managing Credit Card Debt: What Can Help You Get Things under Control

Managing Credit Card Debt: What Can Help You Get Things under Control

If you feel as if you are drowning in credit card debt and you aren’t sure where to find relief,...
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My College Closed: Do I Need to Repay My Student Loans?

Though it might not happen to the world’s most famous universities, there are some colleges that go out of business....
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Bankruptcy Overwhelm: Why Organizing Your Paperwork is So Important

Bankruptcy Overwhelm: Why Organizing Your Paperwork is So Important

Paperwork and Filing for Bankruptcy in Florida Filing for bankruptcy sounds simple enough, but it’s actually a complicated legal proceeding...
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Bankruptcy Filers are at Risk for Scams: What You Can Do to Protect Yourself Post-Filing

Bankruptcy Filers are at Risk for Scams: What You Can Do to Protect Yourself Post-Filing

It’s a sad fact that no matter who you are or what your struggles in life include, there are people...
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Five Tips to Help You with Bankruptcy Credit Counseling

Five Tips to Help You with Bankruptcy Credit Counseling

Bankruptcy Post Filing Education and Counseling Requirements If you’ve begun the bankruptcy process you already know about the education requirements....
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Is a Business Loan Possible If I File for Bankruptcy?

Is a Business Loan Possible If I File for Bankruptcy?

Filing for Bankruptcy Filing for bankruptcy might make it seem as if your world has stopped, but the truth is...
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What Should I Do to Prepare for My 341 Meeting of Creditors?

What Should I Do to Prepare for My 341 Meeting of Creditors?

The 341 Meeting of Creditors can be one of the most intimidating aspects of filing for bankruptcy but it doesn’t...
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What Happens If I Die Mid-Bankruptcy?

What Happens If I Die Mid-Bankruptcy?

Life is unpredictable and so is death. Very few people are able to predict when they will die and in...
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What Do I Need to Know about Property Seizure?

What Do I Need to Know about Property Seizure?

One of the scariest things that can happen when you’re dealing with out-of-control debt is property seizure. Creditors might legally...
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I’m Self Employed – Can I File for Bankruptcy?

I’m Self Employed – Can I File for Bankruptcy?

When it comes to being self-employed, sometimes it seems the odds are stacked against you. Taxes, insurance, other expenses… the...
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