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The 341 Meeting of Creditors can be one of the most intimidating aspects of filing for bankruptcy but it doesn’t need to be. Preparing for the meeting and knowing what to expect can put you at ease and ensure everything goes smoothly. What should you do before the meeting to make sure you aren’t caught […]

One of the most difficult aspects of adjusting to life after bankruptcy is living with a budget. Many people create weekly and monthly budgets to keep them on track financially, and they are accustomed to this being part of their life. Unfortunately, as someone dealing with a changed financial outlook, you’re going to need a […]

Mortgage Loan Problems: Here’s How a Short Sale Can Help

Though financial issues can arise for any reason, for many people it is their home that causes them the greatest financial burden. After all, a home is the biggest investment for many families and as life changes, their ability to afford the amount they originally agreed to pay can change. Everyone assumes some amount of […]

Employment and Credit Checks: What You Should Know

It might seem unfair, but potential employers might have the right to view your credit history when you apply for a job. This doesn’t mean every time you fill out an application the company can run a credit check, but many potential employers request permission from applicants to use a credit report as an evaluating […]

What is a Chapter 20 Bankruptcy?

Most people are aware there are different types of bankruptcy, but many are unable to explain the difference. In Chapter 13 bankruptcy, debt is re-organized and the person filing is responsible for much of what is owed on these debts. The goal is to create a payment plan that makes debt affordable again and enables […]

What is a Joint Petition?

One of the primary reasons people filing for bankruptcy in Tampa seek legal assistance is because they are unable to make sense of all the legal terms associated with the filing process. The pressure to complete a bankruptcy filing free of mistakes is heavy and if anything is incorrect, even if the mistake was unintentional, […]

What is a Bank Levy?

Receiving notice a credit card or mortgage payment has been rejected because of insufficient funds is a scary experience. It calls attention to your financial struggles and reminds you that everything is not OK, financially speaking, even if you have been trying to ignore the problem. Things are even scarier when you weren’t fully expecting […]

What is a Bankruptcy Auction?

What is a Bankruptcy Auction? You hear about them all the time – auctions that allow people to bid on items like homes, cars, and other valuables, and get them at rock bottom prices after they are seized from their original owners. Bankruptcy auctions are a great way to get a bargain, but they can […]

What is Co-Signer Liability?

Many people with low credit scores who find getting a loan difficult are sometimes able to borrow money if they have a co-signer. Co-signers accept legal liability for a loan, and essentially vouch for the person applying for the loan, agreeing to repay the money if the primary borrower is unable or unwilling to do […]

How to Make Your Divorce Free of Financial Battles

Divorce is tough no matter your circumstances, but the process is even tougher if you are fighting over or struggling with finances. There are several important financial decisions you will need to make once you decide to end your marriage, and protecting yourself financially should be one of your most important priorities. What can you […]

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Tampa Bankruptcy Law Blog

Credit Reporting Errors: Why You Need to Review Your Credit Report before Filing for Bankruptcy

Credit Reporting Errors: Why You Need to Review Your Credit Report before Filing for Bankruptcy

The importance of correcting credit errors before filing for bankruptcy Some people are shocked to learn how common it is...
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Why Delaying Bankruptcy Might Be Your Biggest Financial Mistake Yet

Why Delaying Bankruptcy Might Be Your Biggest Financial Mistake Yet

Bankruptcy Mistakes There are those who are pushed into bankruptcy because of a medical emergency or the unexpected loss of...
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Bankruptcy Dismissal vs Discharge: What’s the Difference?

Bankruptcy Dismissal vs Discharge: What’s the Difference?

The difference between bankruptcy dismissal and bankruptcy discharge For many, bankruptcy is unfamiliar territory and there are a lot of...
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Filing for Bankruptcy When You Have a Reverse Mortgage

Filing for Bankruptcy When You Have a Reverse Mortgage

Filing for Bankruptcy with a Reverse Mortgage More and more people, especially those who are nearing or have entered retirement,...
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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

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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