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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 […]

Student loans are often granted by the government, but it is possible to borrow money to pay for college tuition from private lending institutions. If you are considering loans to help offset the cost of education, it’s important for you to understand the pros and cons of student loans. They can be useful, but they […]

What to Expect at Your Meeting of Creditors

Anyone filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy is required to attend a 341 Meeting or meeting of creditors. It takes place about three to four weeks after you file and it is mandatory. It is also one of the most intimidating aspects of filing for bankruptcy and the event that filers dread most. Understanding what will […]

How Do I Get a Judgement Released?

It might seem as if once a debt is paid, you can walk away without any problems and begin to rebuild your financial life, but it might take a bit of work. In order to “undo” a debt problem, you might need to secure a Satisfaction of Judgement or Release and Satisfaction, which is a […]

Can a Creditor Interfere with Your Bankruptcy?

The simple answer to this question is, “Yes, a great deal.” However, an experienced attorney can ensure your bankruptcy proceedings ultimately are successful, even if a specific creditor raises an issue with the discharge of their debt. You might be forced to pay that particular debt back, but you will still receive relief from bankruptcy. […]

8 Things Debt Collectors Cannot Do

If you are behind on your debt and receiving calls from creditors, it might seem as if they will stop at nothing to get you to pay. They can be relentless, but there are certain things the law prevents them from ever doing. If a debt collector does any of the following, they are breaking […]

Three Things You Should Do When Speaking with a Debt Collectors

Chances are if you have fallen behind on paying bills or you are facing serious delinquency at any time, you have received calls from debt collectors. They contact you in an attempt to collect any money you owe directly to them or to one of their clients (the original lender). There are limits on how […]

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 […]

Filing a bankruptcy can be a relief for Florida consumers

The rate in which consumers around the country and in Florida filed bankruptcy increased during the recession. The number of bankruptcy filings has steadily decreased, but some people believe that there may be another surge in filings. The recovering economy has some worried that consumers will once again get into serious debt. Most consumers file […]

Florida bankruptcy: Personal assets can be saved

When personal property is at stake, there are items that can be excluded from seizure. Those who own a business are allowed to figure out what the fair market value is for items during bankruptcy. Florida business owners must claim their exemptions in order to protect their rights, otherwise, the property may be considered non […]

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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...
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What is a Tuition Clawback?

Tuition Clawback Student loans are one of the primary causes of financial struggles and a common reason people ultimately file...
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What is a Preferential Transfer?

Preferential Transfer When you file for bankruptcy, the bankruptcy court determines the order of payments.  This is true for both...
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3 Tips for Choosing a Bankruptcy Lawyer

Bankruptcy Lawyer Bankruptcy is one of the most common reasons for someone to need an attorney. Filing for bankruptcy is...
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What Does Presumption of Abuse Mean and What’s Its Role in Bankruptcy?

Presumption of Abuse Deciding to file for bankruptcy is an intimidating experience. It becomes even more so as the process...
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8 Ways Debt is Bringing You Down

Why Debt is Negative and Holding You Back Debt is a burden for many people. Those who have just a...
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3 Reasons Why Bankruptcy Cases Get Dismissed and What This Means for You

Bankruptcy Case Dismissed There are two possible outcomes for those filing for bankruptcy. It doesn’t matter if you qualify for...
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Who Files for Bankruptcy?

Should I File for Bankruptcy? If you’re considering bankruptcy and you feel as if you’re the only person in the...
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3 Reasons Your Student Loan Debt is Ruining Your Financial Future and How Bankruptcy Might Help

Student Loan Debt Taking out a loan or multiple loans to attend college is nothing new. Students have been using...
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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...
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