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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 […]

Considering a Private Student Loan? Proceed with Caution!

The majority of college students who borrow money to pay tuition opt for government loans because they are easy to get, have reasonable interest rates, and are the first suggested by schools and guidance counselors. However, they are not the only option. It is possible to secure a private education loan to pay for college. […]

Faced with a Bank Levy from the IRS? Here’s What to Do!

The IRS uses bank levies as a tool to collect tax payments. If you owe tax money and you are unable to or choose not to pay it, the IRS has the power to take it directly from your bank account. Having a bank levy is something that can leave you feeling powerless and in […]

Millions of Americans are living beyond their means, but many have no idea their financial situation is as bleak as it is. For some, things will turn around before they reach the crisis point. Perhaps they are saddled with student loan payments or they are in the midst of a job change. Unfortunately for some, […]

Five Questions to Ask before Paying a Debt

Many debt collectors behave professionally and work within the letter of the law to collect debts owed to their clients or their own companies. Unfortunately, there are also those that behave unscrupulously and mistreat consumers, sometimes to the point of breaking the law. Whether you have been approached by an above board debt collector or […]

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Should I Refinance a Student Loan I Can’t Discharge in Bankruptcy?

Student loan debt is overwhelming many people. Could refinancing be the answer to help you avoid bankruptcy if your student...
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Can Student Loan Consolidation Help You Avoid Bankruptcy?

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Could There Be Changes on the Horizon for How Student Loan Debt is Handled in Bankruptcy?

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Does Bankruptcy Clear Student Loan Debt?

Many people considering bankruptcy wonder “Does bankruptcy clear student loan debt?” Until recently, that answer was almost always “no.” But...
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Will Student Loans Force You Into Bankruptcy? Here’s How a Student Loan Bankruptcy Attorney in Florida Can Help

If you’re struggling with student loan debt and not sure what comes next, a student loan bankruptcy attorney in Florida...
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Here's what you need to know if the IRS has contacted you about tax debt. Every year the IRS contacts...
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Here’s How You Can Rebuild Your Credit

How do you repair this damage and rebuild your credit after filing for bankruptcy? Many people believe that filing for...
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How Can You Practice Smart Credit Card Management after Bankruptcy?

How can you learn better credit card management after bankruptcy? Using credit after bankruptcy is an intimidating experience for many...
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Does Bankruptcy Credit Counseling Work?

Bankruptcy credit counseling helps you emerge from bankruptcy understanding credit management. People filing for bankruptcy must take two courses regarding...
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