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When Consumers Get Notices About A Business’s Bankruptcy — When You Are Suddenly A Creditor.

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 02:29:45 +0000

Consumers who suddenly find themselves listed as a creditor should carefully prepare and file a claim with the bankruptcy court in order to recover lost money.

Are We Seeing a Return to Debtors’ Prisons?

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 20:05:54 +0000

Some time ago, I posted a video on my YouTube channel posing the question “Can I Go to Jail for Not Paying Credit Card Debt?” The answer to this question is “no” – if you don’t pay your credit card bill, the lender bank can...

What is the Automatic Stay and Who Does it Protect?

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 01:35:52 +0000

The automatic stay is a powerful tool to protect debtors in bankruptcy cases.

Why Surrendering Your Car or House in a Chapter 13 May Create Unexpected Problems

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 21:21:43 +0000

One of the more powerful tools available to you when you file a personal bankruptcy has to do with your option to cancel an installment contract and surrender secured collateral. This applies to all forms of secured collateral, including such things as houses, motor vehicles,...

How Bankruptcy Exemptions Work

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 16:47:58 +0000

Did you ever wonder if you will lose your property if you file bankruptcy?  Can you keep your home, your car, your household goods?  What about your clothes and jewelry? The part of bankruptcy law that tells us what you can keep while using bankruptcy...

Student Loans and the Elderly: How to Stop Student Loan Collectors and Social Security Garnishment

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 16:07:50 +0000

An increasing number of our senior citizens are faced with the same problems faced by many of our young adults: student loans. A recent PBS story, “More older Americans than ever are struggling with student debt,” highlights an issue that many bankruptcy attorneys have seen in...

Yes You Can Refile Your Chapter 13 Case, But Should You?

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 15:14:39 +0000

If you are facing a foreclosure, vehicle repossession, wage garnishment or other financial crisis, Chapter 13 bankruptcy can be a great tool to stop the chaos.  As the type of bankruptcy that includes a repayment plan, Chapter 13 can empower you to reduce your monthly...

How Bankruptcy Can Solve Your “Too Expensive Car” Problem

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 10:26:47 +0000

Next to home mortgages, motor vehicle loans are often your most expensive purchase. According to USA Today, the average transaction cost of a new car or truck sold in the U.S. was around $33,500. Lenders are now extending vehicle purchase loans to 6 years or...

Why I Prefer Chapter 7 Bankruptcy to Chapter 13 Debt Consolidation

Fri, 19 May 2017 21:55:38 +0000

Most folks considering bankruptcy will consider two options – Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. Sometimes, you have the option of choosing either type of bankruptcy, whereas in other situations you would only be eligible to file either a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13. When...

Can I Lower My Car Payment in Bankruptcy?

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 05:01:32 +0000

If you’re having trouble paying your monthly bills—especially that steep car loan— you might be wondering if filing for bankruptcy will lower your existing car payment. It depends on which type of bankruptcy you file, but bankruptcy could potentially lower your car payment. Here are...