Debunking the Myths Surrounding Bankruptcy

Correcting the Common Falsehoods about a Bankruptcy Filing You may be struggling to make ends meet, with no relief in sight, but steadfastly resisted the urge to file bankruptcy because of what "everybody says" about the process: You'll lose all your property You'll never be able to buy anything on credit again You won't qualify … [Read more...]

What Is the Automatic Stay in Bankruptcy?

How Does It Protect You? Can You Lose Its Protections? One of the most physically and emotionally exhausting aspects of struggling to make financial ends meet is dealing with the non-stop phone calls, letters, emails, text messages and other communications from creditors. Your heart can jump every time the phone rings and you can get a pit in your … [Read more...]

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy—The Basics

What Is a Chapter 7 Filing? What Are the Benefits? What Are the Limitations? Something unexpected has happened in your life. You've been in an accident or you have a serious illness, making it impossible for you to work. Your employer has been so affected by COVID that you've lost your job. Your spouse has filed for divorce. Now what? If you're … [Read more...]

Reasons You Might File Chapter 13 Instead of Chapter 7

Pursuing Reorganization Rather than Discharge of Debt When you’re considering seeking protection under the American bankruptcy laws, a Chapter 7 petition may seem like the best way to go. After all, you’ll get to totally wipe the slate clean on your debts, right? Isn’t that what you really want? Not necessarily. While fully discharging your … [Read more...]

Get a Fresh Start in 2023

A Personal Bankruptcy Filing Can Help You Get Your Finances in Order If you're like most Americans, you want to make some changes in your life. For many, the turning of the calendar can be the perfect time and the right motivation to do just that. If one of your New Year's resolutions is to get your financial house in order, you may want to … [Read more...]

Should You File for Bankruptcy before the Holidays?

The Benefits of Filing before the Holiday Season It's the holiday season—the "most wonderful time of the year," according to the old song. But if you're struggling financially, it can simply be the source of even more stress. The thought of filing for bankruptcy right before Christmas—now that's a real downer. But there are a number of good … [Read more...]

Common Mistakes Debtors Make on the Chapter 7 Means Test

Errors to Avoid So That You Qualify to Discharge Your Debts If you're looking for a fresh start in bankruptcy and you want to be permanently rid of some of your debts, you'll want to file a petition under Chapter 7 of the bankruptcy laws. To qualify, though, you'll need to submit to a "means test," whereby you demonstrate to the bankruptcy court … [Read more...]

What Debts Should You Pay While in Bankruptcy?

Payments You Want to Continue to Make after Filing for Bankruptcy When you file for personal bankruptcy protection, whether under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, an automatic stay immediately goes into effect, preventing your creditors from calling, writing or taking legal action to collect certain debts. There's a common misperception that, once the … [Read more...]

Can I Keep My Car When I File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

Can You Discharge the Debt and Keep Your Car? When you're facing seemingly insurmountable financial challenges, a Chapter 7 bankruptcy can seem like a dream come true. You can permanently discharge debts, so you won't ever have to pay those arrearages again. But can you discharge debt and keep the property? What if you have a car and still owe … [Read more...]

Key Questions When Considering Bankruptcy

The Most Important Things to Know Before You File You've been struggling to meet your financial obligations for some time and it doesn't look like things will be getting much better anytime soon. A personal bankruptcy filing may be what you need to get a fresh start. But you've never done this before. You want to know a few things first. What Are … [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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