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What is a Bankruptcy Petition Preparer?

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Bankruptcy Preparer

Bankruptcy Petition Preparer When you file for bankruptcy you are required to file a bankruptcy petition with the court. Most people do so with the assistance of a bankruptcy attorney or bankruptcy petition preparer. Basically, the petition is your bankruptcy application and it tells the court about your debts and assets. Bankruptcy petitions can be […]

Can I Protect a Debt from Discharge?

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Discharge of Debt in Bankruptcy The discharge of debt is one of the main reasons people file for bankruptcy. In Chapter 7, filers receive a discharge from the court that says they are no longer legally obligated to pay the debt. The same happens in Chapter 13 after the bankruptcy payment plan is completed. Discharge […]

What Happens After Bankruptcy Discharge?

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Bankruptcy Discharge One of the most exciting things that will happen to you when you file for bankruptcy is receiving the discharge. It’s the most important reason people file for bankruptcy and it means you are no longer legally obligated to pay a debt. But receiving the discharge doesn’t mean you are free to return […]

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Creditor violations of debt discharge in bankruptcy Filing for bankruptcy offers a variety of benefits, the most important of which is the debt discharge. After bankruptcy is successfully completed, your debts are discharged, which means you are no longer obligated to pay what you owe and creditors are not allowed to attempt collection efforts on […]

Sneaky Debt Collectors

Bankruptcy and Sneaky Debt Collectors Filing for bankruptcy triggers something known as the “automatic stay.” This is a legal term that means creditors and debt collectors are barred from trying to collect a debt against you. If they continue to take collection actions against you it can affect their ability to recover any money in […]

Bankruptcy

The difference between bankruptcy dismissal and bankruptcy discharge For many, bankruptcy is unfamiliar territory and there are a lot of things that are new. For instance, filing for bankruptcy typically results in learning a lot of new terms. Understanding these terms and knowing the difference between ones that seem similar can be frustrating, especially if […]

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 […]

If 2016 was a less than a stable, much less extraordinary financial year for you, here are a few things you can do in 2017 to avoid making your situation worse. Enroll in Counseling and File for Bankruptcy Now If Things are Dire If your financial situation is more troubled than the average person, it’s […]

I’m Disabled – Can I Discharge My Student Loan?

Student loan debt is one of the most common reasons people struggle financially. Whether they took on more debt than they could ever pay off based on their projected earnings or they are struggling to find employment after graduating when student loan debt comes due, many people are unable to meet their monthly payment obligations. […]

Filing for bankruptcy is an excellent way to get back on track financially. It can wipe out some existing debts and allow you to get a fresh start. For some, bankruptcy is their only option and serves as the jumping off point to a brighter, more manageable financial future. Unfortunately, bankruptcy cannot eliminate all types […]

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Tampa Bankruptcy Law Blog

What is a Bankruptcy Petition Preparer?

What is a Bankruptcy Petition Preparer?

Bankruptcy Petition Preparer When you file for bankruptcy you are required to file a bankruptcy petition with the court. Most...
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Is There Such a Thing as Partial Bankruptcy?

Is There Such a Thing as Partial Bankruptcy?

Partial Bankruptcy Is there such a thing as filing for partial bankruptcy? If you are dealing with just a single...
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Does Bankruptcy Affect a Life Insurance Policy?

Does Bankruptcy Affect a Life Insurance Policy?

If you’re considering bankruptcy, there’s a good chance you have a lot of questions. One of the most common concerns...
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Does Bankruptcy Affect College Grants and Loans?

Does Bankruptcy Affect College Grants and Loans?

College is one of the most expensive investments you’ll ever make. This is especially true if you attend beyond the...
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What to Do If You Have No Money to File for Bankruptcy

What to Do If You Have No Money to File for Bankruptcy

Money to File Bankruptcy It comes as a surprise to many people that filing for bankruptcy is not free. How...
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Can I Protect a Debt from Discharge?

Can I Protect a Debt from Discharge?

Discharge of Debt in Bankruptcy The discharge of debt is one of the main reasons people file for bankruptcy. In...
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Debt Collector Threats: When You Need to Be Concerned

Debt Collector Threats: When You Need to Be Concerned

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How Fear of Bankruptcy Can Keep You Financially Stuck

How Fear of Bankruptcy Can Keep You Financially Stuck

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How to Deal with Credit Report Errors After Filing for Bankruptcy

How to Deal with Credit Report Errors After Filing for Bankruptcy

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Three Times Bankruptcy could be a Must

Three Times Bankruptcy could be a Must

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