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Can Bankruptcy Help After a Creditor Has Filed a Lawsuit?

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Bankruptcy Timing Timing in bankruptcy is very important. A bankruptcy attorney can help you determine the best time to file, but even if you don’t file at the ideal time, there are still ways that bankruptcy can help you. This is true even if creditors or debt collectors have taken drastic action against you. Ideally, […]

Sneaky Debt Collectors

Bankruptcy and Sneaky Debt Collectors Filing for bankruptcy triggers something known as the “automatic stay.” This is a legal term that means creditors and debt collectors are barred from trying to collect a debt against you. If they continue to take collection actions against you it can affect their ability to recover any money in […]

Tips for Handling Creditor Harassment

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Creditor Harassment and Bankruptcy Dealing with a significant amount of debt is difficult enough, but when creditors began hounding you for payment the situation can feel as if it has spiraled out of control. Despite the limits placed on debt collectors by law, there are still plenty who harass debtors. In some cases, the actions […]

How Do You Benefit from the Automatic Stay?

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Bankruptcy offers a variety of benefits. One of the most important is the automatic stay. Bankruptcy’s automatic stay stops bill collectors from pursuing you. It stops all collection efforts, including those related to your home mortgage. The automatic stay continues throughout the entirety of your bankruptcy, so once you file, you will no longer be […]

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. Of course, wanting to hide from a debt is understandable. If you cannot afford to pay it, you are concerned your problem is getting worse and you don’t know what to do, or you […]

There are plenty of things debt collectors can do to collect money owed to them, but there are also limitations. Aggressive debt collection is controlled by the law and if a debt collector oversteps his or her boundaries, there are actions you can take. Even if a debt is legitimate and you are behind on […]

What is the Debt Settlement Option?

Financial problems come in all shapes and sizes, as do the options for resolving those financial problems. For some people the right option is to create a stricter budget and stick to it. For others, bankruptcy is the only feasible way out from under a mountain of debt. And for others still, settling debt might […]

Is Debtor’s Prison Still a Threat in Modern Day America?

There was a time when falling behind on debts and not paying creditors could land a person in jail. Nowadays, debts can still be stressful, but nobody goes to jail because they fail to pay a credit card bill. Or do they…? America has abolished debtors’ prison and creditors now have a limited number of […]

What Should I Know about Repossession?

Falling behind on payments on a vehicle can be a frightening experience especially if the lender notifies you of intent to repossess. Most of us realize when we purchase a new vehicle that repossession is a possibility, but we skim the portion of the sales contract assuming it will never happen to us. But what […]

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Common Misunderstandings about Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Common Misunderstandings about Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

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Five Things You Should Know Before Filing for Bankruptcy

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How Do You “Declare Bankruptcy”?

How Do You “Declare Bankruptcy”?

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What Does a Float Do in Bankruptcy?

What Does a Float Do in Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy Float There are numerous terms related to bankruptcy that are new to those who file and might seem confusing...
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Why Filing for Bankruptcy Can Be a Smart Decision

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Will My Spending Be Monitored If I File for Bankruptcy?

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Buying a Home after Bankruptcy

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Bankruptcy Red Flags: How to Avoid Suspicion of Fraud When You File

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