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Chapter 11 bankruptcies are up 63 percent

December 31, 2018

Chapter 11 bankruptcies occur when companies file for bankruptcy in order to protect themselves from creditors and to restructure their debt into something more manageable. This process is overseen by a Federal bankruptcy judge. Usually,…

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Toys “R” Us not going bankrupt after all

December 27, 2018

In the early summer of 2018, one of the largest and most iconic toy stores shocked the world by closing almost all of its 800 stores. Toys R Us was already in Chapter 11 bankruptcy…

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Bankruptcies soar among the elderly

December 18, 2018

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

December 12, 2018

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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Seeking Bankruptcy Help from Debt Attorneys in Athens Georgia

You’re in debt and you don’t know what to do. You or your spouse lost their job, you’re at risk of losing your home and your car and you can’t pay the minimums on your…

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Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Athens Georgia

When you’re struggling with a lost job, medical bills, tax debt, credit card bills or even a hefty car payment, bankruptcy may be the answer to your financial trouble. Bankruptcy laws were put in place…

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I may need to file a bankruptcy case. Will I lose my property?

Many people have the mistaken idea that they will lose all their property if they file a bankruptcy case.  NOT TRUE!  There are exemptions allowed for many different assets. 

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Can I file for Social Security Disability even if I’m still working?

This is a question we hear virtually every day.  Many people believe they could qualify for disability, but are afraid to leave their job and take a chance on pursuing a claim.  Here’s the reality….

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I’ve been denied Social Security Disability benefits before. Can I file a new claim?

  Even if you have been previously denied disability benefits, you can file a new claim.  To receive Social Security Disability benefits, though, you must not only prove disability, you must meet the earnings requirement.

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Why Americans are Filing For Bankruptcy at High Rates

Filing for personal bankruptcy is not an easy decision. While credit card balances that have gone out of control can lead to bankruptcy, the number one reason Americans are filing for bankruptcy today is because…

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When Debt is Ruining Your Life: The Benefits of Filing for Personal Bankruptcy

There are many reasons you may find yourself stuck in a pile of debt that keeps on growing. Life is expensive, and even when you work hard, debt can become unmanageable. When you are trying…

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CONSIDERING COSIGNING A DEBT FOR A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER? READ THIS FIRST!

Our advice on cosigning a loan for a family member or friend is simple: DON’T DO IT!  But if you do,  understand the consequences if your friend or loved one can’t, or won’t, pay.

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Biggest Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Myths

If you are facing potential bankruptcy and you are trying to determine if it is a good option for you or not, you have likely heard about a lot of different myths about what can…

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Tips for Buying a House After Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

After a bankruptcy, it may feel as though you will never be able to afford a large purchase again. This can be very scary but it is not true. There are a few things you…

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