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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

Social Security and Bankruptcy: Do I Need to Worry about My Income?

Social Security and Bankruptcy: Do I Need to Worry about My Income?

How Bankruptcy and Social Security Are Related Bankruptcy is one of the best tools available for managing significant debt and...
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Bankruptcy and Cross-Collateralization: What You Need to Know

Bankruptcy and Cross-Collateralization: What You Need to Know

Everyone’s financial situation is different, which makes each and every bankruptcy unique – and potentially complicated. One of the things...
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Foreclosure on the Horizon? Here’s What You Can Do to Stop the Process

Foreclosure on the Horizon? Here’s What You Can Do to Stop the Process

Preventing Foreclosure Out-of-control debt can cause a number of problems in your life, but few are as intimidating as the...
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Can I Keep Any Credit Cards If I File for Bankruptcy?

Can I Keep Any Credit Cards If I File for Bankruptcy?

Credit Cards and Bankruptcy One of the most common questions bankruptcy attorneys hear from clients is whether or not they...
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How Does Bankruptcy Affect My Possessions?

How Does Bankruptcy Affect My Possessions?

Bankruptcy and Possessions Filing for bankruptcy can improve your financial situation, but it also has a major impact on many...
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Bankruptcy and Renting: What You Need to Know

Renting a home after bankruptcy There are plenty of people who rent their homes. Many of them are faced with...
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Bankruptcy and Selling Assets: Can I Sell My Vehicle before I File?

Bankruptcy and Selling Assets: Can I Sell My Vehicle before I File?

Can a car be sold before filing for bankruptcy? Plenty of car owners face financial struggles and consider bankruptcy. It’s...
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Your Bankruptcy Timeline: What You Need to Know Before, During, and After You File

Your Bankruptcy Timeline: What You Need to Know Before, During, and After You File

Timeline for Filing Bankruptcy Bankruptcy is not something anyone plans to do in his or her life, but once you’ve...
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How Bankruptcy Affects a 401K Loan

How Bankruptcy Affects a 401K Loan

Bankruptcy affects all aspects of your life, including the money you’ve saved over the years. This is especially true if...
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Five Keys to Post Bankruptcy Success

Five Keys to Post Bankruptcy Success

Post-Bankruptcy Actions in Florida to Help With Bankruptcy Success Bankruptcy is one of the best ways to make a fresh...
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