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...]

The Effect of a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy on a Lease or Contract

What If You Are Owed Money on an Unfinished Contract or Lease? You’re struggling to make ends meet and can see no way forward other than through a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition. You may have some contracts or leaseholds that provide monthly income, though not enough to resolve your financial challenges. What happens to those leases and contracts … [Read more...]

Should You Reaffirm a Debt that’s in Chapter 7?

What Is Reaffirmation? When Is It a Good Idea? How Do You Reaffirm a Debt? You've lost your job or suffered an injury/illness that prevents you from working and meeting your financial obligations. You've submitted to the means test and qualify to discharge debts under Chapter 7. Are there good reasons not to discharge some of those debts, but to … [Read more...]

Converting a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy to a Chapter 7

Choosing Liquidation of Debt over Reorganization You've been experiencing financial difficulties and concluded that a personal bankruptcy filing is the best way forward. You wanted to keep all your assets, if possible, so you initially opted to file for reorganization of your debts under Chapter 13. It has become clear, though, that your financial … [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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