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Co-signers and Bankruptcy If you’re considering co-signing a loan for a friend or family member, or you have a loan with a co-signer, it’s important to understand the implications, especially if you or the primary borrower is considering bankruptcy. Co-signed loans are handled differently than individual loans in bankruptcy. The most important thing to realize […]

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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 […]

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