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Bankruptcy and Eviction History

Eviction

Eviction With the rate of evictions on the rise in recent months and the expectations that eviction numbers will grow, it’s important to understand the role eviction plays in bankruptcy. If you file for bankruptcy before an eviction can it stop the eviction? And if you are evicted and you file, is the eviction eliminated […]

Death and Bankruptcy

Death and Bankruptcy The average person files for bankruptcy receives their debt discharge and moves on with their life. They are happier and financially healthier than ever before and bankruptcy allowed them to get a fresh start in life. But in some rare cases, the person filing for bankruptcy dies before the process is complete. […]

Bankruptcy without Spouse

Bankruptcy without My Spouse Bankruptcy is an option for single people or married people to get their finances back on track. In many cases, a married person’s finances are tied to his or her spouse, so they’ll file together. But it’s possible to file for bankruptcy without your spouse and for some couples, doing so […]

What is a Rule 2004 Exam?

Rule 2004 Exam Bankruptcy cases are handled in a bankruptcy court, but rarely do people who file need to make a traditional court appearance. There is no jury or witness stand and the closest you’ll come to testifying is at your 341 Meeting of Creditors. However, there are cases in which the bankruptcy trustee calls […]

What is a Tuition Clawback?

Tuition Clawback

Tuition Clawback Student loans are one of the primary causes of financial struggles and a common reason people ultimately file for bankruptcy. In many families, parents assist their children with the high cost of tuition. Unfortunately, finances are unpredictable in this day and age. Helping your child pay for college could put you at a […]

presumption of abuse

Presumption of Abuse Deciding to file for bankruptcy is an intimidating experience. It becomes even more so as the process moves forward and various new and unfamiliar terms become commonplace, such as the presumption of abuse. This is one of the reasons it’s so helpful to work with a bankruptcy attorney. Someone will be there […]

bankruptcy case dismissed

Bankruptcy Case Dismissed There are two possible outcomes for those filing for bankruptcy. It doesn’t matter if you qualify for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, the result of bankruptcy is either debt discharge or having your bankruptcy case dismissed. The former is the goal, the latter is a risk of things not working out as […]

Student Loan Debt Taking out a loan or multiple loans to attend college is nothing new. Students have been using loans to pay their tuition for decades. The government even offers low-interest loans to make repayment of student loan debt easier once you graduate. But this doesn’t mean repayment is actually easy. More often than […]

What Happens If You Miss Your 341 Meeting?

341 Meetings are One of the Most Important Obligations in Bankruptcy There are several requirements you must meet when you file for bankruptcy. One of the requirements that causes the most stress for filers is the 341 Meeting of Creditors. If there is one thing that people filing for bankruptcy dread, it’s this meeting. What […]

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 […]

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Tampa Bankruptcy Law Blog

Bankruptcy and Eviction History

Eviction With the rate of evictions on the rise in recent months and the expectations that eviction numbers will grow,...
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What to Expect Once You’ve Decided to File Bankruptcy from Home

File Bankruptcy from Home There are a few things that happen when you file bankruptcy from home. An automatic stay...
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Will Filing for Bankruptcy Affect My Job Search? What You Need to Know about Unemployment and Bankruptcy

Unemployment and Bankruptcy Searching for a job when you are faced with a dire financial situation is difficult. If you’ve...
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Will I Need to Go to Court If I File for Bankruptcy?

File for Bankruptcy from Home One of the most intimidating aspects of filing for bankruptcy is meeting in person with...
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COVID-19 and Debt – 5 Ways the Pandemic is Leading More People to Bankruptcy

COVID-19 Debt If you’re considering bankruptcy you aren’t alone. The last few months of 2020 have brought a great deal...
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What Happens If Someone Dies Mid-Bankruptcy? Here’s What You Need to Know about Death and Bankruptcy

Death and Bankruptcy The average person files for bankruptcy receives their debt discharge and moves on with their life. They...
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Does Filing for Bankruptcy Mean I Lose My 401k? Here’s What You Need to Know

401k and Bankruptcy The money you’ve saved in your 401k retirement savings plan is one of your biggest concerns when...
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What to Do If a Debt Remains on Your Credit Report after Bankruptcy: Why You Need to Be a Detective When It Comes to Credit Reporting Errors

Credit Reporting Errors If you’ve noticed something on your credit report that doesn’t belong there, you aren’t alone. Credit reporting...
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What Happens to the Property I Lose in Bankruptcy? Some Bankruptcy Assets Might Be Protected in Your Favor

Bankruptcy Assets One of the biggest fears people have about filing for bankruptcy is losing their possessions. Many people avoid...
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3 Bankruptcy Tips To Prevent Your Case From Going Off The Rails

Bankruptcy Tips Bankruptcy is one of the most powerful tools you have for improving your financial situation. Unfortunately, it sometimes...
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