Will I Still Have to Pay Some Bills after Filing a Chapter 7?

Does a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition Suspend Payment of All Debts? When you file for protection in bankruptcy, you are immediately protected by the automatic stay, which prohibits your creditors from calling, writing or taking any legal action (outside of the bankruptcy proceeding) to collect a debt. With respect to certain debts, that means you … [Read more...]

How to Get the Most Out of a Bankruptcy Filing

Steps You Should Take to Get the Full Benefits of a Personal Bankruptcy Petition You can’t meet your financial obligations because you’ve been sick or injured or you’ve lost your job. You know things will eventually get better, but the foreseeable future looks bleak. That’s why the bankruptcy laws are in place—to help you get a fresh start when … [Read more...]

The Tax Benefits of Filing a Bankruptcy Petition

The Tax Advantages of Bankruptcy Over Debt Forgiveness You've lost your job or had to take a new one with less pay because of the pandemic. You've suffered an unexpected and uninsured illness or injury that's left you in dire financial straits. You've considered filing for protection under the bankruptcy laws, but you've convinced yourself that … [Read more...]

Can You Keep a Tax Refund When You File for Chapter 7?

Will You Have to Relinquish a Tax Refund to Get the Protection of the Bankruptcy Laws? You're struggling to meet your financial obligations, whether due to the loss of a job, a divorce or an unexpected illness or injury. You can't see a way out other than through a personal bankruptcy filing. There's just one glitch…you have a pretty substantial … [Read more...]

Things You Don’t Want to Do Before Filing for Bankruptcy

Actions that Could Jeopardize Your Right to Protection in Bankruptcy You've run into some financial challenges—maybe your job was affected by COVID or you've racked up significant medical bills due to an injury or illness. You've tried to remedy the situation, but you can see no way forward other than through a personal bankruptcy filing. Don't be … [Read more...]

Avoiding Preference Actions in Bankruptcy

The Potential Consequences of Selectively Paying Off Creditors before Bankruptcy If you're struggling to make ends meet—you've lost your job because of the pandemic, you've racked up medical bills because of an injury or illness, or you've lost just about everything in a divorce—you may have decided that your best way forward is with a personal … [Read more...]

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy—The Basics

What Will It Accomplish for You? What Are the Limitations? If you're facing financial challenges, whether you've lost your job in the pandemic, suffered an unexpected injury or illness, or gone through a costly divorce, you may be considering a personal bankruptcy filing to help you get a fresh start. That's what the laws are there for. One of … [Read more...]

How to Know if You Need to File for Bankruptcy Protection

The Telltale Warning Signs Most of us struggle with finances at some point in our lives. We may have an unexpected illness that makes it difficult or impossible to work, or leads to significant unreimbursed medical expenses. We may go through a divorce or lose a job, or we may simply miscalculate our income and expenses. When is the situation such … [Read more...]

Qualifying for Chapter 7 Discharge of Debt in Texas

Meeting the Requirements to Permanently Rid Yourself of Debt When you’re struggling to meet your personal financial obligations, there are two types of bankruptcy filings that may be open to you: the permanent discharge of debt under Chapter 7, and the restructuring or reorganization of debt under Chapter 13. Under current law, you must qualify to … [Read more...]

Getting Past the Stigma of Filing for Bankruptcy Protection

Bankruptcy is Not a Sign of Failure | The Benefits of a Personal Bankruptcy You’ve lost your job because of the pandemic, or you’ve suffered a serious injury or illness, incurring thousands of dollars in medical bills that aren’t covered by insurance. The bankruptcy laws are there to protect you, to give you a chance at a new start, but you’re … [Read more...]

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Consumer Bankruptcy

Can I keep my car? Will bankruptcy stop a foreclosure? Will I ever be debt-free again? How will I ever pay these medical bills?

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Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

If you want to stop creditor harassment, eliminate repossession debt, stop garnishments and keep your house, and car, a Chapter 7 bankruptcy could help.

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Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Are you in jeopardy of losing your house? Are you making good money but everyone is asking for payment right now? Do you want or need to stop collections?

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