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Private Student Loans – What You Should Know if a Private Loan is Part of Your Bankruptcy

Tampa Bankruptcy Law Blog

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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Does a Trust Protect Assets in Bankruptcy?

Does a Trust Protect Assets in Bankruptcy?

Trusts and Bankruptcy Trusts are popular in the asset protection industry and many promote them as a way to remove...
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How Do You Know if a Creditor is Violating a Bankruptcy Discharge?

How Do You Know if a Creditor is Violating a Bankruptcy Discharge?

Creditor violations of debt discharge in bankruptcy Filing for bankruptcy offers a variety of benefits, the most important of which...
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Three Secrets to Securing Chapter 13 Success

Finding Success Filing Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a valuable tool that allows you to manage debt without...
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How Bankruptcy Can Change Your Life

Bankruptcy is not Magic Alleviating financial distress by filing for bankruptcy can seem like life-changing magic. Bankruptcy can change your...
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What You Need to Know about Reaffirming a Loan

What You Need to Know about Reaffirming a Loan

Reaffirmation of Loans There are a lot of decisions to be made in bankruptcy. One of these decisions is whether...
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Steps to Filing a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy [Infographic]

Steps to Filing a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy [Infographic]

Filing Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Meet with your attorney to evaluate the case. Determine the length of the plan and monthly...
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Why Bankruptcy Warnings Might Not Be Valid

Why Bankruptcy Warnings Might Not Be Valid

Are Bankruptcy Warnings for Real? Simply Google the term “bankruptcy” and you’ll get a slew of information, much of it...
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Debt Resolution, Surprising Facts about Bankruptcy

Debt Resolution, Surprising Facts about Bankruptcy

On the August 9, 2019 episode of Tampa Home Talk, Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer, Robert Geller joined to show to answer...
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Should You Be Afraid of Bankruptcy?

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...
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Tips for Testifying at Your Bankruptcy Hearing

Tips for Testifying at Your Bankruptcy Hearing

Testifying at a Bankruptcy Hearing - 341 Meeting of Creditors One of the most intimidating aspects of filing for bankruptcy...
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At the Tampa Bay law firm, the Law Offices of Robert M. Geller, P.A., we help people with consumer bankruptcy matters in the Tampa Bay-St. Petersburg,  Florida communities such as Clearwater,     St. Petersburg, Tampa, Thonotosassa, Riverview, Lutz, Plant City, Brandon, Carrollwood, Wesley Chapel, St. Petersburg Beach, Lakeland, Mulberry, Dade City, Pinellas Park, Largo, Seminole, Odessa, Oldsmar and Lithia, and counties such as Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, Pasco County, Polk County and Manatee County.