Considering Filing for Bankruptcy? Here Are the Questions to Ask Your Bankruptcy Lawyer You’ve been working hard to get your financial life back in order, but still can’t see any light at the end of the tunnel. You’re thinking maybe it’s time to … [Read more...]
What Is the Difference Between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
Deciding Between a Chapter 7 and a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Filing If you’ve concluded that the best (or only) way out of your current financial predicament is to seek protection in bankruptcy, your next step is to determine which direction you want to … [Read more...]
Why Is Bankruptcy Called Chapter 13?
Why Is It Called a Chapter 13? So you are facing a mountain of debt, but have some income. Your attorney or a friend has recommended that you seek protection under “Chapter 13.” But what does that mean? Why is it called a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, and … [Read more...]
The Most Common Misperceptions about a Bankruptcy Filing
We live in the information age, but we also live in the disinformation age. Anyone can go on the Internet and start rumors about just about anything. Bankruptcy is no exception. Many false beliefs have become common misunderstandings. Here are some … [Read more...]
Stop Garnishment and Levies by Filing for Bankruptcy Protection
When your debts become unmanageable, you face the risk that creditors will take legal action against you, garnishing your wages or levying on your bank account. If you are already subject to a garnishment or you fear that a creditor may seek to … [Read more...]
Should You File a Joint Bankruptcy Petition if You Are Married?
Under the bankruptcy law, if you are married, you can choose to file a joint bankruptcy petition, or you can file individually. Before you file, you need to take a careful look at your situation and what you want to accomplish, so that you take the … [Read more...]
Understanding the Different Bankruptcy Filings
Whether you face personal financial challenges or your business has fallen upon difficult times, there are options available to you under the federal bankruptcy laws. This blog post provides an overview of the most common types of bankruptcy … [Read more...]
Can You Prevent the Loss of Your Home or Car by Filing for Bankruptcy Protection?
If you have fallen behind on your mortgage or car payments because of the loss of your job, medical expenses, a divorce, or for any other reason, you may live in daily fear that you will lose your home or your vehicle. You may have considered filing … [Read more...]
Housing Recovery on the Way? If you are in debt and own a home, consider a bankruptcy to set yourself up for success
This morning the Associated Press reported two things which indicate that the housing market is strengthening. First, foreclosure repossessions fell in February 2013 to the lowest level since September 2007. This decline is accompanied by … [Read more...]