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What is lien-stripping and how does it work?

May 19, 2020

Many homeowners have more than one mortgage or lien on their property. In some cases, given the fluctuating values of real estate, homeowners can owe more than their home is worth. This is especially the…

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How the automatic stay in bankruptcy proceedings can help a filer get back on track

May 15, 2020

The automatic stay is one of the benefits to filing for bankruptcy. When someone files for bankruptcy, the court orders a stay on all attempts to collect debts from the filer. In part, the reason…

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The steps for filing for a Chapter 13 bankruptcy

May 7, 2020

Filing for bankruptcy is not something that anyone should take lightly. The process is quite intensive. Chapter 13 bankruptcy is especially complex, because under this type of bankruptcy a filer will be required to pay…

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How secured credit cards can help you build your credit

May 7, 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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Filing For Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Doesn’t Mean You Have Failed

Chapter 7 bankruptcy is widely-known yet frequently misunderstood. Despite the connotation, bankruptcy is a very common legal avenue that is designed to help people who are under insurmountable debt. Though common, it is still extremely…

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

No, you are not required to file a joint bankruptcy case with your spouse.  You can file individually, you each could file separate cases if you wish, or you can file a joint case.  This…

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Save money every time you shop online

Shopping online is both a blessing and a curse.  We all have a tendency to impulse buy, ending up with a purchase we didn’t really want or need.  It’s just too easy to click! On…

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Beware Counterfeit eclipse glasses! Protect your eyes.

If you plan to use protective glasses to view the upcoming solar eclipse, BEWARE.  NASA has put out the word that some unscrupulous vendors are trying to make a quick buck by selling counterfeit or…

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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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