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Our Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

March 20, 2020

Morgan & Morgan is adopting the following policies regarding the COVID-19 outbreak in order to keep our clients and staff safe and healthy: We are currently open and available by telephone and email All appointments…

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How secured credit cards can help you build your credit

March 10, 2020

In the personal finance world, the words “credit card” often carry a negative connotation. Indeed, credit card debt is one of the top-cited reasons why people file for bankruptcy. Still, credit cards can actually be…

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Explaining the process of a Georgia home foreclosure

January 17, 2020

When someone is unable to continue making their mortgage payments, the lender can force the sale of the home through a Georgia home foreclosure. Each state has different laws governing home foreclosures. In Georgia, the…

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Who will know if I file for a Georgia bankruptcy?

January 7, 2020

Privacy is important, and many people may not want their friends, family members or coworkers knowing about their financial situation. This is especially likely to be true if someone is considering filing for bankruptcy. However,…

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Medical Bills: The #1 Cause of Bankruptcy

According to a recent MNBC news article, medical bills are the main reason people file bankruptcy. Some estimates believe that 60% of bankruptcies are directly related to medical bills. In fact, over one million people…

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Scam Alert: Debt Settlement Companies

You have probably noticed advertisements for various debt settlement companies. Debt settlement companies claim that they can negotiate with creditors to lower the amount of debt that is owed. However, most of these companies are…

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Can I Stop Debt Collectors from Harrassing Me?

In the United States, collection agents are limited in the methods they can use to collect consumer debts by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Consumer debts include credit card debt, auto loans, mortgage…

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Will Paying off an Old Debt Raise My Credit Score

Paying off old debts won’t always improve your credit score. If a debt is less than seven years old, paying it could improve your credit score, IF it is showing on your credit report.  How…

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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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