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What to Know about DIY Bankruptcy Filing

Filing for bankruptcy is a complicated process, but the court does allow individuals to file on their own without an attorney. This is called pro se filing and is not recommended, even under the simplest of circumstances. Sometimes, though, people choose to file without professional support to avoid attorneys’ fees (they still need to pay […]

What You Should Know about Mortgage Arrears

A Chapter 13 bankruptcy filing can help homeowners manage mortgage arrears. Chapter 13 allows you to get your financial situation back on track while still protecting your most valuable assets, including your home. It is common for homeowners to choose Chapter 13 bankruptcy because it avoids the devastation of foreclosure, even if they have already […]

Three Things You Need to Know about Bankruptcy Courts

Bankruptcy cases are reviewed in bankruptcy court. These courts are part of the federal district court system and were established in 1979. An understanding of these courts and how they work can help you feel more confident about your bankruptcy case and prepare you for what is to come in the days, weeks, and months […]

Five Ways to Pay for Your Bankruptcy Fees

Bankruptcy is a path taken by many people experiencing financial struggles. It is an effective way to get things back on track and take control of your financial future. Unfortunately, the bankruptcy process is not free. How does someone already facing financial struggles find a way to pay for the bankruptcy process that can get […]

Is it Possible to File for Bankruptcy More than Once?

For most people, bankruptcy is a once in a lifetime experience. They use it as a tool to repair their financial standing and ensure they have the same opportunities in the future as someone who never faced financial hardship. For some though, bankruptcy is not enough to change their approach to money. And in some […]

How to Discuss Bankruptcy with Family and Friends

Bankruptcy is a personal choice and can be a difficult topic to discuss with your loved ones. Some people might feel obligated to share their decision with friends or family if they have turned to these people for financial support in the recent past. Of course, if your bankruptcy and overall financial situation will cause […]

Timing and Bankruptcy: Why It’s Important

Bankruptcy is often viewed as a last resort. It is not until there are no other options and a person is desperate that he or she approaches an attorney about filing for bankruptcy. Unfortunately, this is not always the ideal scenario. Waiting until creditor harassment is out of control and your hands are tied can […]

Three Common Bankruptcy Myths and Why They Are Not True

There are many myths about bankruptcy and these myths often why people postpone filing. Unfortunately, the longer they wait to file the worse their financial situation becomes. Before you decide whether bankruptcy is right for your situation, consider a few of these myths. Have you been led to believe bankruptcy will create any of the […]

The problem encountered by many people with financial issues is recognizing the point at which to take action. Obviously, if your financial problems are minor, you can “tighten the belt” a bit until things improve. However, there comes a point at which no more belt tightening is possible. Things are spiraling out of control and […]

Changes could be coming to the Chapter 13 bankruptcy process

Florida consumers may not be aware that, for some time now, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court has strived for uniformity in the bankruptcy process. Specifically, the Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Bankruptcy and Civil Rules have looked at this very issue with regard to the Chapter 13 bankruptcy process. Their discussions could result in a national […]

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How are Co-Signers Affected by Bankruptcy?

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Three Reasons Why Bankruptcy May Be Your Best Choice To Relieve Financial Distress

Three Reasons Why Bankruptcy May Be Your Best Choice To Relieve Financial Distress

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Three Ways Your Bankruptcy Could Affect Your Kids

Three Ways Your Bankruptcy Could Affect Your Kids

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Tips for Avoiding Bankruptcy Case Dismissal

Tips for Avoiding Bankruptcy Case Dismissal

Prevent Dismissal of a Bankruptcy Case Bankruptcy can be a simple process that can help you manage your debt, but...
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Tampa Bay Attorney Robert M. Geller Joins Money Talk on Friday August 9, 2019 to Discuss Bankruptcy

Tampa Bay Attorney Robert M. Geller Joins Money Talk on Friday August 9, 2019 to Discuss Bankruptcy

Robert M. Geller Will Appear Live Friday, August 9, 2019 to Discuss Bankruptcy and Answer Questions about Debt Resolution, Facts...
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What are Your Bankruptcy Options?

What are Your Bankruptcy Options?

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Bankruptcy and Your Tax Return

Bankruptcy and Your Tax Return

How Bankruptcy Can Affect a Tax Return Receiving an income tax return can feel great and help you get caught...
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Borrower Beware! What You Need to Know about Debt Relief Services

Borrower Beware! What You Need to Know about Debt Relief Services

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Four Mistakes to Avoid When Managing Your Finances after Bankruptcy

Four Mistakes to Avoid When Managing Your Finances after Bankruptcy

Avoid These Common Financial Mistakes After Filing for Bankruptcy Managing your finances after bankruptcy can be a challenge, especially if...
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