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Can a car be sold before filing for bankruptcy? Plenty of car owners face financial struggles and consider bankruptcy. It’s one of the most common assets bankruptcy discussed during bankruptcy and can garner a significant resale value. It’s one of the first things a bankruptcy trustee will look at when evaluating your estate in Chapter […]

road map

Timeline for Filing Bankruptcy Bankruptcy is not something anyone plans to do in his or her life, but once you’ve filed, looking back might allow you to see the path you were headed down for some time. Rarely does anyone have a single event cause them to file for bankruptcy immediately. Bankruptcy is usually the […]

How Bankruptcy Affects a 401K Loan

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Bankruptcy affects all aspects of your life, including the money you’ve saved over the years. This is especially true if you’ve used any retirement savings, including a loan from a 401(k) plan, to help you avoid filing for bankruptcy. Sometimes, the last-ditch attempts you make to avoid filing don’t work out and you’re left dealing […]

Five Keys to Post Bankruptcy Success

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Post-Bankruptcy Actions in Florida to Help With Bankruptcy Success Bankruptcy is one of the best ways to make a fresh financial start. Many people who file for bankruptcy find it was their decision to file that turned their lives around and set them on a road to a much better life, financially and otherwise. Bankruptcy […]

Bankruptcy and Identity Theft: What You Need to Know

Identity Theft

Identity theft can be one of the most devastating events in a person’s life. It disrupts all aspects of life, especially those related to finances, and it is frustrating, confusing, and time-consuming. In most cases, identify theft issues can be resolved without taking any drastic measures. Every case is different, though, and in some extreme […]

Credit cards

If you feel as if you are drowning in credit card debt and you aren’t sure where to find relief, you aren’t alone. Credit card debt is one of the primary reasons people consider bankruptcy. The average American has between $15,000 and $20,000 worth of credit card debt and that number appears to be rising. […]

Though it might not happen to the world’s most famous universities, there are some colleges that go out of business. They might be purchased by another school or simply close their doors because of their own financial issues or other reasons. The most frequent colleges to go out of business are career training schools that […]

Paperwork

Paperwork and Filing for Bankruptcy in Florida Filing for bankruptcy sounds simple enough, but it’s actually a complicated legal proceeding that requires a great deal of organization. Unfortunately, if you fail to submit a document or you make a mistake on anything the court requires, it can result in the dismissal of your case. Not […]

Beware of Scams

It’s a sad fact that no matter who you are or what your struggles in life include, there are people out there looking to prey on you. Everyone is vulnerable in one way or another and being someone who has filed for bankruptcy is no exception. Financial predators want to take advantage of you and […]

Five Tips to Help You with Bankruptcy Credit Counseling

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Bankruptcy Post Filing Education and Counseling Requirements If you’ve begun the bankruptcy process you already know about the education requirements. In nearly every case, a person filing for bankruptcy is required to participate in credit counseling. Proof of participation is needed for the bankruptcy court to discharge your debts and if you fail to honor […]

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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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