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Tips for Choosing between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13

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Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 – What’s better for your situation Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy are quite different. How do you know which chapter of bankruptcy is better for you? For many people, there won’t be a choice. They’ll qualify for whichever type of bankruptcy is the better option for them and proceed […]

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 relief when you’re dealing with financial challenges. But it only feels that way if your case is successful. And when it comes to filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, success is easier said than done. The […]

How Much Time Will Your Bankruptcy Take?

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Does Bankruptcy Take a Long Time? If you’re facing financial challenges and ongoing harassment by creditors, the last thing you want to hear is that it’s going to take a while to resolve the problem. And while there’s no such thing as a quick fix when it comes to debt, some solutions take longer than […]

What Happens After Bankruptcy Discharge?

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Bankruptcy Discharge One of the most exciting things that will happen to you when you file for bankruptcy is receiving the discharge. It’s the most important reason people file for bankruptcy and it means you are no longer legally obligated to pay a debt. But receiving the discharge doesn’t mean you are free to return […]

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Bankruptcy Disclosure Laws If you’re about to file for bankruptcy or you’ve begun the process of filing, you already know the answer to this question. The answer is everything. You must disclose all of your financial information when you file for bankruptcy. Failing to do so can jeopardize your case. Most people file for bankruptcy […]

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Managing Fear In Bankruptcy Filing for bankruptcy can be scary, but not nearly as scary as dealing with overwhelming debt issues. If you’ve been avoiding bankruptcy because you’re frightened of what might be ahead, now is the time to overcome those fears. Here’s what you need to know: It’s time to examine what’s really scaring […]

Three Secrets to Securing Chapter 13 Success

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Finding Success Filing Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a valuable tool that allows you to manage debt without the scorched earth approach of Chapter 7. In Chapter 13, you’re able to keep your assets and retain control of your income but still, benefit from the discharge that comes with more drastic forms of […]

How Bankruptcy Can Change Your Life

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Bankruptcy is not Magic Alleviating financial distress by filing for bankruptcy can seem like life-changing magic. Bankruptcy can change your life and enable relaxation about ongoing financial struggles. Bankruptcy Can Give You Control For many, filing for bankruptcy is the smartest decision they ever make. If you were driven to bankruptcy due to events beyond […]

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Bankruptcy Terminology One of the most challenging things about filing for bankruptcy is understanding the language associated with it. It’s hard enough dealing with financial stress and having to make such an important decision about your financial future but to have to do so without knowing the vernacular is downright intimidating. Luckily, working with a […]

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If there’s one thing that’s true about bankruptcy, it’s that there are a lot of misconceptions out there about the process. This usually applies more to Chapter 13 bankruptcy than to Chapter 7 bankruptcy because Chapter 13 tends to be a bit more complex. In general, the difference between Chapter 7 and 13 is explained […]

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Tampa Bankruptcy Law Blog

Tips for Choosing between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13

Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 - What's better for your situation Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy are quite different....
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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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