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Privacy considerations in bankruptcy cases

August 31, 2018

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?

June 29, 2018

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?

June 1, 2018

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?

January 30, 2018

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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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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What happens to my secured debt if I file Chapter 7 bankruptcy?

There are two kinds of debt: secured and unsecured. A debt is secured when the creditor/lender can recover a specified asset from the debtor/borrower if the borrower does not repay the loan on time. A…

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Who Pays Child Support in Joint Custody

In joint custody cases, who pays child support and how much child support depends on several factors. First you will consider the incomes of both parties, and second you will look at how many overnights…

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What Can I Do About Wage Garnishment?

A wage garnishment occurs when a court orders a portion of a person’s earnings to be withheld to satisfy a debt. When your wages are being garnished, the payroll department at your job will calculate…

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What Should I Do If I Can't Afford My Child Support Payments?

Child support payments are a reality for many single parents but many people struggle with making these payments. If you are behind on your child support payments and are in debt because of it, there…

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What Happens to my Debt When I Die?

What Happens to my Debt When I Die?

Debts are such an ingrained part of our daily lives that we’ve learned to accept them without thinking about it too much. We pay our credit card bills and write a check for the car…

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