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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 […]

Tampa Bankruptcy Law Blog

Does a Trust Protect Assets in Bankruptcy?

Does a Trust Protect Assets in Bankruptcy?

Trusts and Bankruptcy Trusts are popular in the asset protection industry and many promote them as a way to remove...
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How Do You Know if a Creditor is Violating a Bankruptcy Discharge?

How Do You Know if a Creditor is Violating a Bankruptcy Discharge?

Creditor violations of debt discharge in bankruptcy Filing for bankruptcy offers a variety of benefits, the most important of which...
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Three Secrets to Securing Chapter 13 Success

Finding Success Filing Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a valuable tool that allows you to manage debt without...
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How Bankruptcy Can Change Your Life

Bankruptcy is not Magic Alleviating financial distress by filing for bankruptcy can seem like life-changing magic. Bankruptcy can change your...
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What You Need to Know about Reaffirming a Loan

What You Need to Know about Reaffirming a Loan

Reaffirmation of Loans There are a lot of decisions to be made in bankruptcy. One of these decisions is whether...
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Steps to Filing a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy [Infographic]

Steps to Filing a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy [Infographic]

Filing Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Meet with your attorney to evaluate the case. Determine the length of the plan and monthly...
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Why Bankruptcy Warnings Might Not Be Valid

Why Bankruptcy Warnings Might Not Be Valid

Are Bankruptcy Warnings for Real? Simply Google the term “bankruptcy” and you’ll get a slew of information, much of it...
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Debt Resolution, Surprising Facts about Bankruptcy

Debt Resolution, Surprising Facts about Bankruptcy

On the August 9, 2019 episode of Tampa Home Talk, Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer, Robert Geller joined to show to answer...
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Should You Be Afraid of Bankruptcy?

Should You Be Afraid of Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy has a bad reputation. People do all they can to avoid filing and even those who have never considered...
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Tips for Testifying at Your Bankruptcy Hearing

Tips for Testifying at Your Bankruptcy Hearing

Testifying at a Bankruptcy Hearing - 341 Meeting of Creditors One of the most intimidating aspects of filing for bankruptcy...
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Lutz, FL 33559
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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, Tampa, 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.