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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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Toys “R” Us not going bankrupt after all

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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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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Five Common Questions People Ask During Bankruptcy

People end up buried in debt for many reasons. Yes, poor money management is the reason for some people’s plights, but debt issues are frequently caused by job losses, illnesses, divorces, or other personal life…

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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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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’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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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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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…

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