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Automatic Stay and Bankruptcy: What it Will and Won’t Do

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Bankruptcy Automatic Stay The automatic stay is what pushes many people into filing for bankruptcy. They might be headed in that direction anyway and filing is imminent, but it’s the benefit of stopping creditors from collection actions, at least temporarily, that pushes them over the hump of filing. Unfortunately, for all the automatic stay can […]

Creditor Harassment, Debt Collectors There’s no denying it: debt collectors can create a significant disturbance in your life. They’re annoying, they make you feel uncomfortable, and they can cause shame and fear. Luckily, you have tools available that can help you reduce the impact a debt collector has in your life. How can you stop […]

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 […]

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How to Stop a Debt Collector from Wreaking Havoc on Your Life

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