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How Do You “Declare Bankruptcy”?

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How Do You “Declare Bankruptcy”?

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Declaring Bankruptcy There’s a lot of misinformation regarding bankruptcy. It’s unfortunate because many people who are struggling financially could benefit from filing, but they allow myths and untruths to guide their decision. If you’re faced with debts you are unable to afford and you aren’t sure what to do about the problem, declaring bankruptcy can […]

What Does a Float Do in Bankruptcy?

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Bankruptcy Float There are numerous terms related to bankruptcy that are new to those who file and might seem confusing if you aren’t experienced with bankruptcy. “Float” is one of those terms. The float is the period of time between when you’ve written a check and when it clears your account. If you file for […]

Buying a Home after Bankruptcy

Getting a Mortgage After Bankruptcy Many people assume buying a home after filing for bankruptcy is impossible. As a matter of fact, some people postpone or fail to file at all because of this fear. They opt not to use a valuable tool that could actually make it easier for them to achieve their financial […]

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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 Avoiding Bankruptcy Case Dismissal

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Prevent Dismissal of a Bankruptcy Case Bankruptcy can be a simple process that can help you manage your debt, but unfortunately, many people encounter complications when they file. Sometimes, these complications lead to the dismissal of the case and a person’s financial situation is worse than when they decided to file. In many cases, the […]

Are you ready?

Preparing for a Bankruptcy consultation with a Bankruptcy Lawyer Filing for bankruptcy is a big decision. One of the most intimidating aspects of the process is meeting with your bankruptcy attorney. Being prepared and having all of the necessary documents and information with you for your first meeting can make things go as smoothly as […]

How Bankruptcy Affects a 401K Loan

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Bankruptcy affects all aspects of your life, including the money you’ve saved over the years. This is especially true if you’ve used any retirement savings, including a loan from a 401(k) plan, to help you avoid filing for bankruptcy. Sometimes, the last-ditch attempts you make to avoid filing don’t work out and you’re left dealing […]

What Should I Know about College Loan Debt?

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If you’re thinking about borrowing money to pay for college or your child is thinking about college and you know a loan is your only option for paying tuition, you aren’t alone. More than half of all college students are using loans to pay for their tuition. And while there are many loan programs that […]

Will Bankruptcy Help Protect My Vehicle from Repossession?

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The idea of bankruptcy might be intimidating, but filing can actually help you in a variety of ways. One of the biggest benefits of bankruptcy is the protection it provides regarding your assets. You can use bankruptcy to protect things of value you own that you might otherwise lose if your financial woes continue. A […]

Job Hunting? How Bankruptcy Can Help

If you’ve been searching for a job, while also worrying about financial issues, you are not alone. Whether a job loss triggered your financial woes or just added to them, things might seem bleak if your struggles just continue to worsen. And if things are dire enough to consider bankruptcy, you are likely wondering how […]

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