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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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What Life Is Like After Bankruptcy

While filing for bankruptcy helps you feel like you can breathe again, there are still some challenges you’ll need to overcome. Two of the biggest problems you will face is that your credit rating will…


Qualities To Look For In An Athens GA Attorney

If you have an issue that requires the advice and expertise of an attorney, finding the right lawyer can be a frustrating process. Friends and relatives are quick to give a name or reference. It…


Negotiating The Foreclosure Process May Save Your Home

Mortgage lenders have a tremendous amount of power in Georgia because they do not have to bring you to court to foreclose on your home or property. If you fall behind on payments, the company…


Ways to Avoid Credit Card Debt

Credit card debt is a nightmare for many people. Out of control spending is difficult to repay, especially if you are just making the minimum monthly payment. It can lead to stress within families, particularly…


Are Part Time Employees Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ Compensation is an employer paid insurance program that covers workers who are injured on the job or develop an illness or disease because of their work. An example of a covered illness could include…


Tips for Rebuilding Your Credit After Bankruptcy

How do you begin to rebuild your credit following a bankruptcy? A common misconception about bankruptcy is that it will forever ruin your credit. Many people fear that they will never again be able to…


Can My Wages Be Garnished Without a Judgment?

Wage garnishment requires that an employer withhold money from an employee’s pay to satisfy a debt. In most cases a court order would be necessary for a creditor to garnish your wages. However, there are…


Can Filing for Bankruptcy Reduce or Eliminate Child Support Payments?

Falling behind in child support can create a stressful situation for both the parent and the child. Parents want to do the right thing but are sometimes unable to make the payments in a timely…


How Do I Qualify for Disability Benefits?

If a person is unable to work due to an injury or medical condition, they may be eligible to receive Social Security disability benefits. The person must suffer from a permanent medical, psychiatric, or psychological…


Dealing with Workers’ Compensation Claims During the Holidays

The holiday season is a busy time for everyone, and perhaps the last thing we want to deal with is an injury on the job. However, if an injury does occur, the employee should report…