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Can Debt Related to Rent Payments Be Discharged?

Housing is a major concern in bankruptcy, and frequently, the focus is on foreclosure and how bankruptcy protects you from losing your home. But what if you rent? How does bankruptcy affect renting and what if you’ve fallen behind in your rent and you’re concerned about eviction? In most cases, you won’t be evicted if […]

Will My Employer Know about My Bankruptcy?

The thought of filing for bankruptcy can trigger a number of fears. Unfortunately, these fears prevent people from filing when bankruptcy would actually be a beneficial tool to help them get their financial lives back on track. One of the most common fears is whether or not the filer’s employer will know about the bankruptcy. […]

It’s a familiar cliché to most people: “You get what you pay for.” It’s true when it comes to a variety of products and services, and in many cases, it’s true when it comes to hiring a bankruptcy attorney. And though the period of your life in which you’re hiring a bankruptcy attorney is likely […]

When someone learns it’s possible to file for bankruptcy without hiring a bankruptcy attorney, they often assume this is a good way to save money. After all, filing for bankruptcy isn’t going to require more than filling out a few forms, right? Unfortunately, filing for bankruptcy is about more than just completing and submitting forms […]

Should Bankruptcy Really Be a Last Resort?

Anyone who is struggling with money has likely considered bankruptcy to some degree, but most people consider it the absolute last resort. They exhaust all of their other options and when there’s nothing left to do except give up they file for bankruptcy. Unfortunately, this approach can cause more harm than good. There are instances […]

Don’t Repay Your Debts!

If you’re struggling financially, chances are you know how important it is to pay your bills even if you’ve been unable to do so. The truth is paying your bills should be a priority, but there comes a time when paying your debts could work against you. How is that? If your financial situation is […]

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 […]

If your financial struggles are primarily caused by student loan debt, you are not alone. The student loan debt of Americans is estimated to be more than $1 trillion and about $85,000,000,000 is past due. The average borrower has about $30,000 in student loan debt. Some financial experts believe the situation is so bad it’s […]

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 […]

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Tampa Bankruptcy Law Blog

What is the “Wild Card Bankruptcy Exemption”?

What is the “Wild Card Bankruptcy Exemption”?

There are a lot of terms that arise when you’re considering bankruptcy. It’s important to understand what each thing means...
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Will Filing for Bankruptcy Help You Remove a Court Ordered Judgment?

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

A court ordered judgment against you related to debt can wreak havoc on your life, but it might be possible...
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Understanding Credit: What Factors Affect Your Score

Understanding Credit: What Factors Affect Your Score

Dealing with financial problems can be one of the most difficult challenges you’ll ever face. Not only is it overwhelming,...
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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!

Can Bankruptcy Raise Your Credit Score? You Bet!

One of the primary concerns people have when filing for bankruptcy is whether or not doing so will affect their...
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Can Filing for Bankruptcy Affect Your Social Security Benefits?

Can Filing for Bankruptcy Affect Your Social Security Benefits?

Many people rely on social security benefits to pay their bills. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to make ends meet,...
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What to Do If a Creditor Tries to Collect after Your Bankruptcy Case Closes

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

Bankruptcy is one of the best options available if you’re experiencing serious financial struggles. It can provide you with relief...
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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?

Despite millions of Americans struggling with student loan debt and a good deal of them defaulting on or at risk...
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