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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 […]

Student loans are often granted by the government, but it is possible to borrow money to pay for college tuition from private lending institutions. If you are considering loans to help offset the cost of education, it’s important for you to understand the pros and cons of student loans. They can be useful, but they […]

What is a Chapter 20 Bankruptcy?

Most people are aware there are different types of bankruptcy, but many are unable to explain the difference. In Chapter 13 bankruptcy, debt is re-organized and the person filing is responsible for much of what is owed on these debts. The goal is to create a payment plan that makes debt affordable again and enables […]

Bankruptcy Myths: What You Should Know

Bankruptcy might be the most valuable tool you have at your disposal if you are struggling with money, but because there are so many bankruptcy myths out there, many debtors don’t bother filing. There are few areas of law around which there are more mistruths and because of this, many people never even consider whether […]

Can You Be Too Rich for Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy and the ability to use bankruptcy to manage money when you have a lot of it has been in the news lately, thanks in part to the upcoming presidential election. The idea of a “rich person” filing for bankruptcy confuses many because they assume bankruptcy is something used by those in financial straits. Why […]

2016 Bankruptcy FAQs

Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer FAQs If you’re kicking off the New Year with thoughts of filing for bankruptcy, you likely have quite a few questions. If you decide to file or even if you are not sure, but you think filing might be an option for you, it is important to speak to a bankruptcy expert. […]

Determining whether bankruptcy is the right option for you requires a great deal of thought. Every situation is different and each case should be treated on an individual basis. Some people have better options than bankruptcy or their financial situations are just not dire enough to require bankruptcy yet, while others can use bankruptcy to […]

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Tampa Bankruptcy Law Blog

Bankruptcy and Renting: What You Need to Know

Renting a home after bankruptcy There are plenty of people who rent their homes. Many of them are faced with...
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Bankruptcy and Selling Assets: Can I Sell My Vehicle before I File?

Bankruptcy and Selling Assets: Can I Sell My Vehicle before I File?

Can a car be sold before filing for bankruptcy? Plenty of car owners face financial struggles and consider bankruptcy. It’s...
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Your Bankruptcy Timeline: What You Need to Know Before, During, and After You File

Your Bankruptcy Timeline: What You Need to Know Before, During, and After You File

Timeline for Filing Bankruptcy Bankruptcy is not something anyone plans to do in his or her life, but once you’ve...
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How Bankruptcy Affects a 401K Loan

How Bankruptcy Affects a 401K Loan

Bankruptcy affects all aspects of your life, including the money you’ve saved over the years. This is especially true if...
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Five Keys to Post Bankruptcy Success

Five Keys to Post Bankruptcy Success

Post-Bankruptcy Actions in Florida to Help With Bankruptcy Success Bankruptcy is one of the best ways to make a fresh...
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Bankruptcy and Identity Theft: What You Need to Know

Bankruptcy and Identity Theft: What You Need to Know

Identity theft can be one of the most devastating events in a person’s life. It disrupts all aspects of life,...
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Managing Credit Card Debt: What Can Help You Get Things under Control

Managing Credit Card Debt: What Can Help You Get Things under Control

If you feel as if you are drowning in credit card debt and you aren’t sure where to find relief,...
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My College Closed: Do I Need to Repay My Student Loans?

Though it might not happen to the world’s most famous universities, there are some colleges that go out of business....
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Bankruptcy Overwhelm: Why Organizing Your Paperwork is So Important

Bankruptcy Overwhelm: Why Organizing Your Paperwork is So Important

Paperwork and Filing for Bankruptcy in Florida Filing for bankruptcy sounds simple enough, but it’s actually a complicated legal proceeding...
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Bankruptcy Filers are at Risk for Scams: What You Can Do to Protect Yourself Post-Filing

Bankruptcy Filers are at Risk for Scams: What You Can Do to Protect Yourself Post-Filing

It’s a sad fact that no matter who you are or what your struggles in life include, there are people...
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