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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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Improving Your Credit Score: Steps You Can Take

One of the most common questions we hear at Morgan & Morgan, especially for people coming out of bankruptcy, is “What can I do to improve my credit score?” First, let’s examine what determines a…

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What Should I do with my Tax Refund

With tax season right around the corner, many people are already anticipating getting their tax refunds back from the federal and state government. Last year the average federal tax refund was $2700! While getting a…

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When Do I Hire a Disability Lawyer?

If it is looking like you won’t be able to work for a long time, you should consider hiring a disability attorney to help you receive funds from your Social Security account. Hiring a Social…

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What Is the Means Test?

Before you can file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you must pass something called the means test. This test determines whether your income is low enough for you to qualify to file Chapter 7 bankruptcy under…

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How Do Employers Perceive Those Who File Workers' Compensation Claims?

In our current economy, many workers are nervous about their ability to keep or find a job. These nerves may even keep them from filing for a legitimate workers’ compensation claim. They assume that future…

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