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Automatic Stay and Bankruptcy: What it Will and Won’t Do

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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 […]

Sneaky Debt Collectors

Bankruptcy and Sneaky Debt Collectors Filing for bankruptcy triggers something known as the “automatic stay.” This is a legal term that means creditors and debt collectors are barred from trying to collect a debt against you. If they continue to take collection actions against you it can affect their ability to recover any money in […]

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Co-signers and Bankruptcy If you’re considering co-signing a loan for a friend or family member, or you have a loan with a co-signer, it’s important to understand the implications, especially if you or the primary borrower is considering bankruptcy. Co-signed loans are handled differently than individual loans in bankruptcy. The most important thing to realize […]

Tips for Handling Creditor Harassment

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Creditor Harassment and Bankruptcy Dealing with a significant amount of debt is difficult enough, but when creditors began hounding you for payment the situation can feel as if it has spiraled out of control. Despite the limits placed on debt collectors by law, there are still plenty who harass debtors. In some cases, the actions […]

There are plenty of things debt collectors can do to collect money owed to them, but there are also limitations. Aggressive debt collection is controlled by the law and if a debt collector oversteps his or her boundaries, there are actions you can take. Even if a debt is legitimate and you are behind on […]

What is the Debt Settlement Option?

Financial problems come in all shapes and sizes, as do the options for resolving those financial problems. For some people the right option is to create a stricter budget and stick to it. For others, bankruptcy is the only feasible way out from under a mountain of debt. And for others still, settling debt might […]

Debt Collector Going Too Far? Here’s What You Need to Know!

Debt collectors are supposed to adhere to a strict set of rules and regulations when it comes to collecting a debt from you. Unfortunately, unless they are held to those standards by consumers, some tend to push the boundaries and try to get away with more than the law allows. Many are able to do […]

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Tampa Bankruptcy Law Blog

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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What You Should Do If a Creditor Sues You

What You Should Do If a Creditor Sues You

What to do if a creditor sues Receiving notice you’re being sued by a creditor can be one of the...
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