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How Does Bankruptcy Affect My Possessions?

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Bankruptcy and Possessions Filing for bankruptcy can improve your financial situation, but it also has a major impact on many aspects of your life. One of the biggest concerns of those considering bankruptcy is how filing will affect their possessions. Does bankruptcy mean losing all of your possessions or having to sell everything you own […]

Will Bankruptcy Help Protect My Vehicle from Repossession?

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The idea of bankruptcy might be intimidating, but filing can actually help you in a variety of ways. One of the biggest benefits of bankruptcy is the protection it provides regarding your assets. You can use bankruptcy to protect things of value you own that you might otherwise lose if your financial woes continue. A […]

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 […]

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 […]

Preparing for Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy can be an intimidating process and like many things that are intimidating, it helps to feel prepared. The more you know in advance, and the actions you take to prepare for what will occur during bankruptcy, can help things go smoothly and allow you to relax and focus on what needs to be done. […]

Is Bankruptcy the Most Sensible Option for You?

Every year millions of Americans file for bankruptcy. As recently as 2005, up to one in 15 households had used bankruptcy to help them climb out of debt. Bankruptcy is one of the most popular tools consumers use to repair financial damage and get a fresh start. How Do You Know Bankruptcy is Right for […]

2016 Bankruptcy FAQs

Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer FAQs If you’re kicking off the New Year with thoughts of filing for bankruptcy, you likely have quite a few questions. If you decide to file or even if you are not sure, but you think filing might be an option for you, it is important to speak to a bankruptcy expert. […]

Determining whether bankruptcy is the right option for you requires a great deal of thought. Every situation is different and each case should be treated on an individual basis. Some people have better options than bankruptcy or their financial situations are just not dire enough to require bankruptcy yet, while others can use bankruptcy to […]

Can Florida Residents Use Federal Bankruptcy Exemptions?

When you file for bankruptcy, there are some things you have the legal right to protect. In nearly every case, bankruptcy does not leave a person penniless and without any personal belongings. Debtors are allowed to keep some property that enables them to make a fresh start once their bankruptcy is complete. To benefit from […]

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