Steps You Can Take to Minimize Your Risk of Bankruptcy

Ways to Avoid Common Financial Pitfalls In many instances, the factors that lead to bankruptcy are unpredictable. You suffer a personal injury or lose your job. There are, however, many common factors that contribute to the need to seek protection from creditors. Here are a few simple measures you can employ to reduce the likelihood that you'll … [Read more...]

Knowing When It’s Time to File for Bankruptcy Protection

The Telltale Signs that You Should Contact an Experienced Bankruptcy Lawyer In our first blog this month, we wrote about overcoming the stigmas associated with bankruptcy. Unfortunately, inaccurate preconceptions about bankruptcy result in many people waiting too long to file and making the situation much worse than it needs to be. If you're … [Read more...]

Talking to Friends and Family After You’ve Filed for Bankruptcy Protection

Overcoming the Stigma Associated with Bankruptcy For many people who opt for protection under American bankruptcy law, the decision whether to file is less about whether it will help them financially and more about how they will be perceived by friends and family. Though U.S. bankruptcy laws exist to give debtors an opportunity for a fresh start, … [Read more...]

Will You Lose Damages from a Personal Injury Claim in a Bankruptcy Proceeding?

Bankruptcy and Personal Injury Claims Can You Keep Compensation Received in a Personal Injury Lawsuit? One of the common causes of bankruptcy is unanticipated and unreimbursed medical expenses, often as a result of an accident. When you file a personal injury lawsuit, it often can take months or years before you see any compensation. If you are … [Read more...]

The Potential Impact of Bankruptcy on Your Employment

Can You Lose Your Job If You File? Will It Disqualify You from Future Employment? For many people facing unmanageable debt, there's a fear of filing for bankruptcy protection. That fear is based on concerns of job loss and negative impact on future employment opportunities. Can an employer terminate you for seeking protection under the bankruptcy … [Read more...]

Can You Address Mortgage or Property Tax Arrearages in a Bankruptcy Filing?

Restructuring Mortgage and Property Tax Debt in Chapter 13 Though medical expenses are cited as the most common cause of personal bankruptcy filings, it's common for individuals seeking protection in Chapter 7 or 13 to be behind in mortgage payments or property tax obligations. As a general rule, Chapter 7 won't allow you to permanently discharge … [Read more...]

Knowing If You Qualify to File for Chapter 7

Choosing the Appropriate Time Makes a Big Difference If you've never sought protection under U.S. bankruptcy laws, the first thing you need to understand is that there are two ways to get a fresh start: with a liquidation proceeding under Chapter 7 or a reorganization under Chapter 13. As a rule, you don't get much choice—you can always opt to … [Read more...]

How Will a Bankruptcy Filing Affect Your Ability to Make a Living?

The Impact on Your Current Employment and Future Job Opportunities Even though the American bankruptcy laws were intended to offer a positive form of relief for persons experiencing financial challenges, there's often still a stigma attached to bankruptcy. Many people worry their employer will learn of the bankruptcy proceeding and let them go, or … [Read more...]

It’s a Bad Idea to Handle Your Own Bankruptcy

Good Reasons Not to Represent Yourself in a Bankruptcy Proceeding It's understandable—you're struggling to make ends meet and have concluded that filing for bankruptcy is your best option. You really don't have the money for anything but the essentials, and you certainly don't want to spend the money for a lawyer. You may think, "Hey, my … [Read more...]

Personal Bankruptcy—The Basics

An Overview of Your Options and Opportunities You're struggling every day to make ends meet. You get nervous when the mailman comes down the street or the telephone rings, afraid there will be another demand letter or belligerent creditor asking for payments you can't make. You've contemplated seeking protection in bankruptcy, but you don't know … [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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