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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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Can filing for a Georgia bankruptcy discharge debt incurred as a result of a car accident?

January 3, 2020

For the most part, when someone files for a Georgia Chapter 7 bankruptcy, most of their debts are discharged at the completion of the bankruptcy. However, there are some types of debt that cannot be…

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Do I have any other options besides filing for a Georgia bankruptcy?

December 31, 2019

No one wants to file for bankruptcy. However, for many people dealing with constant financial stress, filing for a Georgia bankruptcy is a very good alternative to the status quo. Of course, before filing for…

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Bankruptcies soar among the elderly

A 2018 study has shown that bankruptcies among the elderly have increased over the last several years at a significant rate. From 1991 to 2016, the study indicated that bankruptcies of people 65 and older…

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The easiest ways to save money after bankruptcy

Life after a bankruptcy can be a tough. Sure, the knowledge that your debts have been wiped out is good, but sometimes there is a sense of failure. There is also the fear that you…

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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…

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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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