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Tips for Choosing between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13

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Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 – What’s better for your situation Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy are quite different. How do you know which chapter of bankruptcy is better for you? For many people, there won’t be a choice. They’ll qualify for whichever type of bankruptcy is the better option for them and proceed […]

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Transferring or selling assets before bankruptcy There are plenty of ways someone dealing with financial problems can make money and yard sales and rummages are one of the most popular. After all, what better way to earn some cash than to sell items around your home you no longer want or need? But is this […]

Bankruptcy Schedule Mistakes Mistakes are made all the time in life, but when you make a mistake in bankruptcy it can cost a lot. Mistakes in listing creditors could mean the difference between a bankruptcy discharge and a bankruptcy fail. The good news is you are usually allowed to correct your mistakes. When it comes […]

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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Bankruptcy Disclosure Laws If you’re about to file for bankruptcy or you’ve begun the process of filing, you already know the answer to this question. The answer is everything. You must disclose all of your financial information when you file for bankruptcy. Failing to do so can jeopardize your case. Most people file for bankruptcy […]

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Managing Fear In Bankruptcy Filing for bankruptcy can be scary, but not nearly as scary as dealing with overwhelming debt issues. If you’ve been avoiding bankruptcy because you’re frightened of what might be ahead, now is the time to overcome those fears. Here’s what you need to know: It’s time to examine what’s really scaring […]

Does a Trust Protect Assets in Bankruptcy?

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Trusts and Bankruptcy Trusts are popular in the asset protection industry and many promote them as a way to remove your name from your assets and prevent creditors from gaining access to them. But do they really change the rights afforded to creditors? Not as much as you might think. First, it’s important to understand […]

How Bankruptcy Can Change Your Life

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Bankruptcy is not Magic Alleviating financial distress by filing for bankruptcy can seem like life-changing magic. Bankruptcy can change your life and enable relaxation about ongoing financial struggles. Bankruptcy Can Give You Control For many, filing for bankruptcy is the smartest decision they ever make. If you were driven to bankruptcy due to events beyond […]

Why Bankruptcy Warnings Might Not Be Valid

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Are Bankruptcy Warnings for Real? Simply Google the term “bankruptcy” and you’ll get a slew of information, much of it from credible sources, admonishing the risks of filing and warning debtors not to take such a drastic option. These warnings might be well-intentioned and might help some people avoid making a mistake, but in many […]

Should You Be Afraid of Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy has a bad reputation. People do all they can to avoid filing and even those who have never considered it assume that anyone associated with bankruptcy is shady or looking to take advantage of the financially insecure. But those who discourage debtors from filing for bankruptcy often have an angle, too. It’s possible to […]

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Tampa Bankruptcy Law Blog

Tips for Choosing between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13

Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 - What's better for your situation Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy are quite different....
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Automatic Stay and Bankruptcy: What it Will and Won’t Do

Bankruptcy Automatic Stay The automatic stay is what pushes many people into filing for bankruptcy. They might be headed in...
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Tips for Protecting Your Home in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Tips for Protecting Your Home in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Protecting a Home in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Protecting a home is one of the primary reasons people file for Chapter...
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Is It OK to Schedule a Yard Sale before Filing for Bankruptcy: How Selling Your Stuff Can Get You into Trouble

Is It OK to Schedule a Yard Sale before Filing for Bankruptcy: How Selling Your Stuff Can Get You into Trouble

Transferring or selling assets before bankruptcy There are plenty of ways someone dealing with financial problems can make money and...
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Why Might Chapter 13 Be Unsuccessful?

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Failures Filing for bankruptcy can be one of the smartest decisions you ever make and bring massive...
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What to Do If You Skip a Creditor When Filing for Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Schedule Mistakes Mistakes are made all the time in life, but when you make a mistake in bankruptcy it...
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How Much Time Will Your Bankruptcy Take?

How Much Time Will Your Bankruptcy Take?

Does Bankruptcy Take a Long Time? If you’re facing financial challenges and ongoing harassment by creditors, the last thing you...
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How to Stop a Debt Collector from Wreaking Havoc on Your Life

Creditor Harassment, Debt Collectors There’s no denying it: debt collectors can create a significant disturbance in your life. They’re annoying,...
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What Happens After Bankruptcy Discharge?

What Happens After Bankruptcy Discharge?

Bankruptcy Discharge One of the most exciting things that will happen to you when you file for bankruptcy is receiving...
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What Should You Disclose in Your Bankruptcy Filing?

What Should You Disclose in Your Bankruptcy Filing?

Bankruptcy Disclosure Laws If you’re about to file for bankruptcy or you’ve begun the process of filing, you already know...
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