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One of the most common questions bankruptcy lawyers get from clients is whether or not they should keep making payments toward their debts. Unfortunately, there is a great deal of misleading information out there about how to deal with overwhelming debt. Some debt management companies encourage clients to stop making payments when they consolidate debts, […]

Avoiding Bankruptcy as a Millennial

The generation of people born from approximately 1980 to 2000 are in the process of graduating from high school, entering college, and moving into the job market. The “millennial” generation have grown up and are ready to face the typical challenges of young adulthood that lay ahead. Unfortunately for many, financial burdens are already extreme […]

Need Help Dealing with Aggressive Debt Collectors? Read This!

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 […]

The Upside of Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy isn’t something to which people look forward or want to happen in their lives, but sometimes they are left with no other choice because of a desperate financial situation. Most people consider bankruptcy a bad thing and something to avoid. At best, it is viewed as a necessary evil. Ideally, we could live in […]

Is Credit Card Debt Driving You to Bankruptcy?

Credit card debt is one of the primary reasons people file for bankruptcy. The majority of Americans have some type of credit card debt and in some cases, those debts spin out of control and put a person in financial danger. It can be tough to recognize when you have a “normal” amount of debt […]

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 […]

What Should You Do If You Receive a Call about Debt Settlement?

Receiving calls from debt collectors can be so terrifying many people avoid even answering their phones if they know it’s from someone attempting to collect a debt. The majority of these calls are demanding payment, but there are times when debt collectors call to offer you something. Is this too good to be true? Debt […]

What is Co-Signer Liability?

Many people with low credit scores who find getting a loan difficult are sometimes able to borrow money if they have a co-signer. Co-signers accept legal liability for a loan, and essentially vouch for the person applying for the loan, agreeing to repay the money if the primary borrower is unable or unwilling to do […]

If you are carrying a heavy debt load, either with one or multiple creditors, installment payments might be tempting. Many debts that are not in collections are paid through installments. You pay a portion of the debt at a time, usually one time per month, in exchange for paying more overall as interest is applied […]

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Tampa Bankruptcy Law Blog

Five Tips to Help You with Bankruptcy Credit Counseling

Five Tips to Help You with Bankruptcy Credit Counseling

Bankruptcy Post Filing Education and Counseling Requirements If you’ve begun the bankruptcy process you already know about the education requirements....
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Is a Business Loan Possible If I File for Bankruptcy?

Is a Business Loan Possible If I File for Bankruptcy?

Filing for Bankruptcy Filing for bankruptcy might make it seem as if your world has stopped, but the truth is...
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What Should I Do to Prepare for My 341 Meeting of Creditors?

What Should I Do to Prepare for My 341 Meeting of Creditors?

The 341 Meeting of Creditors can be one of the most intimidating aspects of filing for bankruptcy but it doesn’t...
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What Happens If I Die Mid-Bankruptcy?

What Happens If I Die Mid-Bankruptcy?

Life is unpredictable and so is death. Very few people are able to predict when they will die and in...
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What Do I Need to Know about Property Seizure?

What Do I Need to Know about Property Seizure?

One of the scariest things that can happen when you’re dealing with out-of-control debt is property seizure. Creditors might legally...
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I’m Self Employed – Can I File for Bankruptcy?

I’m Self Employed – Can I File for Bankruptcy?

When it comes to being self-employed, sometimes it seems the odds are stacked against you. Taxes, insurance, other expenses… the...
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Can I Move Out of State after Filing for Bankruptcy?

Can I Move Out of State after Filing for Bankruptcy?

Most people know there are limitations on traveling and moving if someone is accused of committing a crime, but what...
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What Should I Know about College Loan Debt?

What Should I Know about College Loan Debt?

If you’re thinking about borrowing money to pay for college or your child is thinking about college and you know...
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Should You Continue Paying Your Debts after You Decide to File for Bankruptcy?

Should You Continue Paying Your Debts after You Decide to File for Bankruptcy?

One of the most common questions bankruptcy lawyers get from clients is whether or not they should keep making payments...
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Debt in Collections? Five Things You Shouldn’t Do

Debt in Collections? Five Things You Shouldn’t Do

Having a debt be turned over to collections is not the end of the world. Even those who are careful...
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