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Private Student Loans – What You Should Know if a Private Loan is Part of Your Bankruptcy

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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 […]

What You Should Know about Divorce Debts

It’s common for debt to mount during divorce, even if your situation is relatively simple and you and your spouse agree on a divorce settlement. If you are one of the unlucky few who has fought a long battle in divorce court, your situation is likely much worse and chances are you are feeling pretty […]

What Happens to the Property I Lose in My Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

When you file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy everything you own becomes part of the bankruptcy estate. The only property not included in the estate is exempt property, which varies from case to case, but usually includes things the court allows you to keep to make a fresh start. The assets in the estate that are […]

One of the main reasons people choose to file for bankruptcy is because it creates an automatic stay. This is the legal restriction placed on creditors to stop contacting you about the money you owe them. Though there are many benefits to filing for bankruptcy, many people finally choose to take action to end the […]

Three Common Bankruptcy Scenarios and How They are Handled

There is a variety of issues that cause financial struggles, but in many cases, people who are considering bankruptcy fall into one of three categories. They over-extended and used credit to pay for things they could not afford otherwise; they were hit with an unexpected medical bill; or their circumstances resulted in their falling behind […]

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What’s the Scariest Thing about Bankruptcy?

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Does a Trust Protect Assets in Bankruptcy?

Does a Trust Protect Assets in Bankruptcy?

Trusts and Bankruptcy Trusts are popular in the asset protection industry and many promote them as a way to remove...
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How Do You Know if a Creditor is Violating a Bankruptcy Discharge?

How Do You Know if a Creditor is Violating a Bankruptcy Discharge?

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Three Secrets to Securing Chapter 13 Success

Three Secrets to Securing Chapter 13 Success

Finding Success Filing Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a valuable tool that allows you to manage debt without...
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How Bankruptcy Can Change Your Life

How Bankruptcy Can Change Your Life

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What You Need to Know about Reaffirming a Loan

What You Need to Know about Reaffirming a Loan

Reaffirmation of Loans There are a lot of decisions to be made in bankruptcy. One of these decisions is whether...
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Steps to Filing a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy [Infographic]

Steps to Filing a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy [Infographic]

Filing Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Meet with your attorney to evaluate the case. Determine the length of the plan and monthly...
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Why Bankruptcy Warnings Might Not Be Valid

Why Bankruptcy Warnings Might Not Be Valid

Are Bankruptcy Warnings for Real? Simply Google the term “bankruptcy” and you’ll get a slew of information, much of it...
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Debt Resolution, Surprising Facts about Bankruptcy

Debt Resolution, Surprising Facts about Bankruptcy

On the August 9, 2019 episode of Tampa Home Talk, Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer, Robert Geller joined to show to answer...
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Should You Be Afraid of Bankruptcy?

Should You Be Afraid of Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy has a bad reputation. People do all they can to avoid filing and even those who have never considered...
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