What Are the Common Steps in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Filing?

What Can You Expect When You Seek to Permanently Discharge Debts? When you’re struggling to meet your financial obligations and have concluded that bankruptcy is your best option for moving forward, you may be able to permanently eliminate certain debts, provided you qualify under the Chapter 7 “means test.” Assuming that you are eligible to … [Read more...]

How Does the Chapter 7 Means Test Work?

What Is the Process for Determining Whether You Qualify to Permanently Discharge Debts? Under the American bankruptcy laws, when you file a personal bankruptcy petition, you may be able to permanently discharge debts through Chapter 7 or you may be limited to restructuring your debt under Chapter 13. To be eligible to permanently rid yourself of … [Read more...]

What Debts Must You Continue to Pay While in Chapter 7?

What Obligations Will Not Be Affected by Your Bankruptcy Filing? One of the most significant benefits of a personal bankruptcy filing is the temporary relief it provides from both the obligation to pay certain debts and from the attempts of creditors to collect on those debts. It's important to understand, though, that filing a Chapter 7 … [Read more...]

Your Rights When a Creditor Violates the Automatic Stay

What Are the Consequences? How Do You Protect Your Rights? One of the key benefits of the American bankruptcy laws is what is legally referred to as the "automatic stay" This provision goes into effect immediately when you file a Chapter 7 or Chapter petition, and bans creditors from calling, writing or taking any other action, other than … [Read more...]

The Impact of Bankruptcy on Your Retirement Accounts

Will Qualified Retirement Plans Be a Part of Your Bankruptcy Estate? You've been struggling to meet your financial obligations, whether as a result of an unexpected injury or illness, the loss of your job, a divorce or other personal challenge. Over the years, you've worked hard to plan and prepare for your retirement, regularly making … [Read more...]

Is Bankruptcy the Right Choice for You?

What Factors Should Go into Your Decision? You’ve hit a bad patch. Maybe you’ve lost your job or you’ve incurred substantial medical bills not covered by insurance. You’ve never filed for bankruptcy protection, so you’re uncertain how to determine whether that will be in your best interests. Here are some of the key initial factors to … [Read more...]

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

Common Mistakes People Make in Anticipation of Bankruptcy The American bankruptcy laws were put in place to help people get a fresh start. They’re not an easy way out, but require courage and commitment to improving your financial situation. They can provide the relief you need, but you need to be careful that you take the right steps to get the … [Read more...]

The Reasons Why You Want to Hire a Bankruptcy Lawyer

Why It’s Not a Good Idea to Handle Your Own Filing You’re struggling to meet your financial obligations, either because you lost your job, you’ve been sick or injured, or you’ve gone through a divorce. You may not own a lot of property and your financial circumstances may seem simple. Should you consider handling a bankruptcy filing on your own? … [Read more...]

What You Want When You Hire a Bankruptcy Lawyer

How to Know that You’ve Retained the Right Bankruptcy Counsel You’ve lost your job and are struggling to find new employment. Your bills are mounting, the phone is constantly ringing and you’re afraid to go to the mailbox. It’s clear that you need to at least talk with a bankruptcy attorney, to learn what your options are and whether a personal … [Read more...]

Are Lottery Winnings Part of a Bankruptcy Estate?

Can You Keep Money that You Win if You Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection? If you’ve filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 7 and you hit it big in the Lotto, winning the Powerball or Mega-Millions, chances are good your financial troubles will be behind you. But what if you bought a lottery ticket and won a smaller, but significant, cash … [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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