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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

Credit Reporting Errors: Why You Need to Review Your Credit Report before Filing for Bankruptcy

Credit Reporting Errors: Why You Need to Review Your Credit Report before Filing for Bankruptcy

The importance of correcting credit errors before filing for bankruptcy Some people are shocked to learn how common it is...
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Why Delaying Bankruptcy Might Be Your Biggest Financial Mistake Yet

Why Delaying Bankruptcy Might Be Your Biggest Financial Mistake Yet

Bankruptcy Mistakes There are those who are pushed into bankruptcy because of a medical emergency or the unexpected loss of...
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Bankruptcy Dismissal vs Discharge: What’s the Difference?

Bankruptcy Dismissal vs Discharge: What’s the Difference?

The difference between bankruptcy dismissal and bankruptcy discharge For many, bankruptcy is unfamiliar territory and there are a lot of...
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Filing for Bankruptcy When You Have a Reverse Mortgage

Filing for Bankruptcy When You Have a Reverse Mortgage

Filing for Bankruptcy with a Reverse Mortgage More and more people, especially those who are nearing or have entered retirement,...
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Social Security and Bankruptcy: Do I Need to Worry about My Income?

Social Security and Bankruptcy: Do I Need to Worry about My Income?

How Bankruptcy and Social Security Are Related Bankruptcy is one of the best tools available for managing significant debt and...
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Bankruptcy and Cross-Collateralization: What You Need to Know

Bankruptcy and Cross-Collateralization: What You Need to Know

Everyone’s financial situation is different, which makes each and every bankruptcy unique – and potentially complicated. One of the things...
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Foreclosure on the Horizon? Here’s What You Can Do to Stop the Process

Foreclosure on the Horizon? Here’s What You Can Do to Stop the Process

Preventing Foreclosure Out-of-control debt can cause a number of problems in your life, but few are as intimidating as the...
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Can I Keep Any Credit Cards If I File for Bankruptcy?

Can I Keep Any Credit Cards If I File for Bankruptcy?

Credit Cards and Bankruptcy One of the most common questions bankruptcy attorneys hear from clients is whether or not they...
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How Does Bankruptcy Affect My Possessions?

How Does Bankruptcy Affect My Possessions?

Bankruptcy and Possessions Filing for bankruptcy can improve your financial situation, but it also has a major impact on many...
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Bankruptcy and Renting: What You Need to Know

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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