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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

Managing Credit Card Debt: What Can Help You Get Things under Control

Managing Credit Card Debt: What Can Help You Get Things under Control

If you feel as if you are drowning in credit card debt and you aren’t sure where to find relief,...
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My College Closed: Do I Need to Repay My Student Loans?

Though it might not happen to the world’s most famous universities, there are some colleges that go out of business....
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Bankruptcy Overwhelm: Why Organizing Your Paperwork is So Important

Bankruptcy Overwhelm: Why Organizing Your Paperwork is So Important

Paperwork and Filing for Bankruptcy in Florida Filing for bankruptcy sounds simple enough, but it’s actually a complicated legal proceeding...
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Bankruptcy Filers are at Risk for Scams: What You Can Do to Protect Yourself Post-Filing

Bankruptcy Filers are at Risk for Scams: What You Can Do to Protect Yourself Post-Filing

It’s a sad fact that no matter who you are or what your struggles in life include, there are people...
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Five Tips to Help You with Bankruptcy Credit Counseling

Five Tips to Help You with Bankruptcy Credit Counseling

Bankruptcy Post Filing Education and Counseling Requirements If you’ve begun the bankruptcy process you already know about the education requirements....
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Is a Business Loan Possible If I File for Bankruptcy?

Is a Business Loan Possible If I File for Bankruptcy?

Filing for Bankruptcy Filing for bankruptcy might make it seem as if your world has stopped, but the truth is...
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What Should I Do to Prepare for My 341 Meeting of Creditors?

What Should I Do to Prepare for My 341 Meeting of Creditors?

The 341 Meeting of Creditors can be one of the most intimidating aspects of filing for bankruptcy but it doesn’t...
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What Happens If I Die Mid-Bankruptcy?

What Happens If I Die Mid-Bankruptcy?

Life is unpredictable and so is death. Very few people are able to predict when they will die and in...
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What Do I Need to Know about Property Seizure?

What Do I Need to Know about Property Seizure?

One of the scariest things that can happen when you’re dealing with out-of-control debt is property seizure. Creditors might legally...
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I’m Self Employed – Can I File for Bankruptcy?

I’m Self Employed – Can I File for Bankruptcy?

When it comes to being self-employed, sometimes it seems the odds are stacked against you. Taxes, insurance, other expenses… the...
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