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Judgment Creditor Having a credit card company file legal action against you is nerve-wracking. It only gets worse if they win that judgment. When a creditor is given the power by the court to take further action against you, it can lead to a lot of trouble and make your financial situation a lot worse […]

File for Bankruptcy from Home Filing for bankruptcy from home is one of the safest and most convenient options you have right now if you are struggling with debt. It provides you with all of the benefits of bankruptcy, but you don’t need to leave the house to complete the process. We’re currently living in […]

What is a Preferential Transfer?

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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 […]

Can Filing for Bankruptcy Help You with Unpaid Medical Bills? One of the most common misconceptions about bankruptcy is that everyone who files was irresponsible with money. Of course, there are people who file for bankruptcy because they mishandled credit cards, spent more than they earned, or failed to budget as needed. There are also […]

Debt Collector Threats: When You Need to Be Concerned

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Have you fallen behind on your debt obligations? Are calls from debt collectors a daily occurrence in your life? You aren’t alone. Many people deal with ongoing calls and letters from debt collectors every day. And unless you find a way to pay the debt, negotiate a settlement, or file for bankruptcy, those actions are […]

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Filing Bankruptcy is Necessary under some Circumstances Financial trouble is one of the worst stressors you can face in life. The good news is there are options available to help you get a handle on things and create hope for the future when it comes to your money. Bankruptcy is one of the most powerful […]

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Bankruptcy Automatic Stay The automatic stay is what pushes many people into filing for bankruptcy. They might be headed in that direction anyway and filing is imminent, but it’s the benefit of stopping creditors from collection actions, at least temporarily, that pushes them over the hump of filing. Unfortunately, for all the automatic stay can […]

Creditor Harassment, Debt Collectors There’s no denying it: debt collectors can create a significant disturbance in your life. They’re annoying, they make you feel uncomfortable, and they can cause shame and fear. Luckily, you have tools available that can help you reduce the impact a debt collector has in your life. How can you stop […]

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What to Do If a Creditor Sues Receiving notice you’re being sued by a creditor can be one of the most frightening experiences you’ll ever have. Suddenly those letters and calls you’ve been receiving have some weight behind them and you’ll have no choice but to take action. If you’ve been hiding from or ignoring […]

What You Need to Know About Reaffirming a Loan

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Reaffirmation of Loans There are a lot of decisions to be made in bankruptcy. One of these decisions is whether you’ll be reaffirming any debt. When you reaffirm a debt you are stating that you will pay what you owe to retain ownership of the property associated with that debt. For instance, if you reaffirm […]

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Tampa Bankruptcy Law Blog

Bankruptcy and Eviction History

Eviction With the rate of evictions on the rise in recent months and the expectations that eviction numbers will grow,...
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What to Expect Once You’ve Decided to File Bankruptcy from Home

File Bankruptcy from Home There are a few things that happen when you file bankruptcy from home. An automatic stay...
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Will Filing for Bankruptcy Affect My Job Search? What You Need to Know about Unemployment and Bankruptcy

Unemployment and Bankruptcy Searching for a job when you are faced with a dire financial situation is difficult. If you’ve...
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Will I Need to Go to Court If I File for Bankruptcy?

File for Bankruptcy from Home One of the most intimidating aspects of filing for bankruptcy is meeting in person with...
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COVID-19 and Debt – 5 Ways the Pandemic is Leading More People to Bankruptcy

COVID-19 Debt If you’re considering bankruptcy you aren’t alone. The last few months of 2020 have brought a great deal...
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What Happens If Someone Dies Mid-Bankruptcy? Here’s What You Need to Know about Death and Bankruptcy

Death and Bankruptcy The average person files for bankruptcy receives their debt discharge and moves on with their life. They...
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Does Filing for Bankruptcy Mean I Lose My 401k? Here’s What You Need to Know

401k and Bankruptcy The money you’ve saved in your 401k retirement savings plan is one of your biggest concerns when...
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What to Do If a Debt Remains on Your Credit Report after Bankruptcy: Why You Need to Be a Detective When It Comes to Credit Reporting Errors

Credit Reporting Errors If you’ve noticed something on your credit report that doesn’t belong there, you aren’t alone. Credit reporting...
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What Happens to the Property I Lose in Bankruptcy? Some Bankruptcy Assets Might Be Protected in Your Favor

Bankruptcy Assets One of the biggest fears people have about filing for bankruptcy is losing their possessions. Many people avoid...
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3 Bankruptcy Tips To Prevent Your Case From Going Off The Rails

Bankruptcy Tips Bankruptcy is one of the most powerful tools you have for improving your financial situation. Unfortunately, it sometimes...
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