Staying Out of Trouble When You File for Bankruptcy

Things You Don't Want to Do before You File for Protection When you're struggling to meet your financial obligations, bankruptcy can be a godsend. With a Chapter 7 filing, you can permanently discharge certain debts, and, in Texas, you can usually keep most or all of your property. Even if you don't qualify for relief under Chapter 7, you can … [Read more...]

Bankruptcy and Divorce—When Should You File?

Which Proceeding Should Be Initiated First? You're struggling to meet your financial obligations and your marriage is falling apart…it's a fairly common occurrence. Financial difficulties are a common contributor to marital strife, and relationship woes can often take a financial toll. When it's clear that you need the protection of the bankruptcy … [Read more...]

Wishing You And Yours A Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

We are sending holiday cheer to you in the hopes that you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and a healthy New Year. As we look forward to 2022 we humbly pray that the new year brings a new sense of peace and joy as we enter the new year ready for a return to normalcy and prosperity. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year … [Read more...]

Filing under Chapter 13 Instead of Chapter 7

Reasons to Choose a Reorganization over a Liquidation/Discharge There are two primary approaches to personal bankruptcy—the permanent discharge of certain debts under Chapter 7 in exchange for the transfer of unprotected assets to the bankruptcy court; or the reorganization/restructuring of personal debt in Chapter 13. With a Chapter 7, your debts … [Read more...]

Using Bankruptcy to Avoid Foreclosure

Can You Use Bankruptcy to Stop Foreclosure Proceedings? If So, How? You've lost your job because of the pandemic and you've fallen behind on your bills. You jump every time the phone rings, and you get nervous when the mail arrives, fearful that you'll have to talk to yet another creditor or read yet another threatening letter. You've missed a … [Read more...]

Should You File for Bankruptcy before You File for Divorce?

What Are the Pros and Cons of Filing a Bankruptcy Petition First? Because money problems are often a cause of marital strife, it's not uncommon for a person to be involved in a bankruptcy proceeding and a divorce proceeding within months of each other, or even simultaneously. If it's clear that your marriage has ended, but equally clear that you … [Read more...]

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The Dismissal of a Bankruptcy Proceeding

When Can It Happen and Why? You've lost your job, suffered an injury or illness, or taken a financial beating in a divorce, but you've concluded that your best path forward is a personal bankruptcy filing. Once you've filed, it's really just a matter of working through the process, right? Not necessarily—you need to be careful that you don't do … [Read more...]

Bankruptcy and Family Law Obligations

Can You Use a Bankruptcy Filing to Manage Support Arrearages? The American bankruptcy laws were enacted to help people get a fresh start, to allow them to either discharge or restructure debt so that they could meet their financial obligations. What happens if one of your most significant arrearages is child or spousal support? Can you use the … [Read more...]

Keeping Your Car When You File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Protection

The Automatic Stay | What If Your Lender Asks the Bankruptcy Court for Repossession? When you're struggling to make ends meet and have come to the conclusion that the best way forward is through bankruptcy, one of your first concerns will center on your property. With a Chapter 7 filing, you can permanently discharge or extinguish certain debts, … [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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