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Privacy considerations in bankruptcy cases

August 31, 2018

Many people facing the prospect of filing a personal bankruptcy are concerned about the loss of privacy that could occur when their financial affairs become a matter of public record. This is a reasonable concern.…

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Can student loans be discharged in bankruptcy?

June 29, 2018

The spotlight on student loan defaults has grown brighter the past five years, yet the ever-growing student loan crisis crippling the financial futures of many students in college and beyond has yet to be solved…

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What is a bankruptcy discharge?

June 1, 2018

When a person files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, their intention is to have as many of their debts discharged as possible. But what exactly does it mean to have debts discharged? When a debt is discharged…

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Do I have to file a joint bankruptcy with my spouse?

January 30, 2018

It is no secret married couples do a lot of things together, such as raise children and pay taxes. Something else they can do as a unit, but do not have to, is file a…

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Privacy considerations in bankruptcy cases

Many people facing the prospect of filing a personal bankruptcy are concerned about the loss of privacy that could occur when their financial affairs become a matter of public record. This is a reasonable concern.…

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Can student loans be discharged in bankruptcy?

The spotlight on student loan defaults has grown brighter the past five years, yet the ever-growing student loan crisis crippling the financial futures of many students in college and beyond has yet to be solved…

READ MORE
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What is a bankruptcy discharge?

When a person files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, their intention is to have as many of their debts discharged as possible. But what exactly does it mean to have debts discharged? When a debt is discharged…

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Do I have to file a joint bankruptcy with my spouse?

It is no secret married couples do a lot of things together, such as raise children and pay taxes. Something else they can do as a unit, but do not have to, is file a…

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Exemptions allow debtors to keep assets despite filing bankruptcy

There is no question filing personal bankruptcy is daunting. Understandably, debtors have a multitude of questions, such as how filing might impact their credit score, what happens to the debts included in bankruptcy paperwork and…

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What is the role of Bankruptcy Trustee?

A person who files bankruptcy will likely never meet or speak with the countless people involved in their bankruptcy, such as their creditors and, in most cases, the Bankruptcy Judge assigned to their case. However,…

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What an automatic stay is and how it can keep debt collectors away

When a debtor files bankruptcy, a “legal shield,” called an automatic stay, goes into effect immediately. It serves to stay, or stop, all collection efforts in effect at the time of the bankruptcy filing. One…

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Why hiding assets is a bad idea when filing bankruptcy

You have likely heard the expression that “Honesty is the best policy.” Not only is that true, but telling the truth is absolutely necessary when it comes to filing bankruptcy. Lying in a bankruptcy case…

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What to expect when going to court for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy

It is natural for people to worry about what to expect when they go to court for their Chapter 7 bankruptcy’s “341 Meeting,” also known as the “Meeting of Creditors.” Concerns about a creditor or…

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What happens to my secured debt if I file Chapter 7 bankruptcy?

There are two kinds of debt: secured and unsecured. A debt is secured when the creditor/lender can recover a specified asset from the debtor/borrower if the borrower does not repay the loan on time. A…

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