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What is a Preferential Transfer?

Priority Transfer

Preferential Transfer When you file for bankruptcy, the bankruptcy court determines the order of payments.  This is true for both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Some debts have high priority. You pay them, in full or in part, after liquidating your assets or through your payment plan. Other debts are low-priority. You pay them […]

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 […]

Should I File for Bankruptcy?

Should I File for Bankruptcy? If you’re considering bankruptcy and you feel as if you’re the only person in the world struggling with financial obligations, you aren’t alone. Not only are you not the only person, but you also aren’t the only one who feels this way. Financial challenges that are severe enough to consider […]

Declare Bankruptcy

How to Declare Bankruptcy Bankruptcy is a last resort for many who file. After attempting to clean up a messy financial situation with other options, people with credit problems turn to bankruptcy, knowing it offers a drastic solution to a significant financial crisis. But until they reach they point many people don’t know how to […]

Medical Bankruptcy

Medical Bankruptcy Healthcare costs are one of the biggest expenses modern-day Americans face. It leads many people to wonder if medical bankruptcy is an option. Even people who have health insurance often find themselves in serious debt after dealing with a medical crisis. And because of this, unpaid medical bills are one of the primary […]

Bankruptcy Secrets

Bankruptcy Secrets Did you know that knowing just a few of these often-unknown bankruptcy secrets can help you with filing? Bankruptcy isn’t necessarily something people want to achieve. Instead, it’s a helpful tool to use when your financial situation takes a turn for the worse. Under US law, you have a right to file for […]

How Much Time Will Your Bankruptcy Take?

Stop Time

Does Bankruptcy Take a Long Time? If you’re facing financial challenges and ongoing harassment by creditors, the last thing you want to hear is that it’s going to take a while to resolve the problem. And while there’s no such thing as a quick fix when it comes to debt, some solutions take longer than […]

Don’t Repay Your Debts!

If you’re struggling financially, chances are you know how important it is to pay your bills even if you’ve been unable to do so. The truth is paying your bills should be a priority, but there comes a time when paying your debts could work against you. How is that? If your financial situation is […]

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 […]

Filing for Chapter 7? This To-Do List Can Help!

As you’ve probably already learned, there are different types of bankruptcy. Your personal financial situation will dictate which is best for you, but in many cases, individuals who opt for bankruptcy file for Chapter 7. This type of bankruptcy allows them to discharge all or a portion of their debt, depending on the type they’ve […]

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