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Can You File for Bankruptcy on Student Loans?

For the past four decades, a general rule when filing bankruptcy was that you could not discharge debts for student loans. While this is still usually the case, there may be some situations in which it is possible to discharge these debts as part of a bankruptcy filing. Borrowers must demonstrate that their student loan Read More

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Redeeming Property in Chapter 7

Bankruptcy is intended to provide individuals with a fresh start. 11 USC 722 of the Bankruptcy Code provides one potentially valuable tool that Jeff Field & Associates can help you utilize to obtain your fresh start. Under 11 USC 722 of the Bankruptcy Code, which is available only in chapter 7 bankruptcy, you may redeem Read More

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Can Unlisted Debts Still be Discharged in my Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

When you file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, it is your responsibility as the Debtor to list all of your debts to the best of your knowledge. A credit report will be obtained prior to the filing of your case that will assist in identifying your debts; however, since not all creditors report to the bureaus Read More

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Timing Matters When Determining Dischargeability of Tax Debts

Income taxes are dischargeable in bankruptcy under certain circumstances. The three main rules of dischargability are as follows. First, the tax must be for a tax year for which a return was due (including any extension) at least three years prior to the date of filing (the “three-year rule”). Second, the tax must have been Read More

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Will Debts Be Removed from Your Credit Report After Bankruptcy?

A recent decision by Bank of America and JP Morgan will provide some additional relief to people who have filed for bankruptcy across the United States. The two companies finally reached an agreement to update the credit reports of borrowers within the next several months to show they have settled their debts. This is a Read More

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Could You Be Evicted During a Bankruptcy?

When you file for bankruptcy protection, certain federal and state laws determine whether a landlord has the right to evict you. Specific factors requiring your attention include the timing of the bankruptcy filing and any eviction proceedings taking place. The following are a few scenarios: If you file after the eviction judgment: Landlords may evict Read More

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Examples of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Protection in Georgia

Is Chapter 13 bankruptcy available to protect a person who is behind on child support or alimony payments and has been jailed or is facing an attempt to jail him or her? State court judges have the power to sanction a person for contempt of court for failing to comply with state court Orders requiring Read More

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Will You Ever Be Able to Buy a Home Again After Filing for Bankruptcy?

If you are trying to avoid bankruptcy because you think it will prevent you from ever being able to buy a home again, the good news is that this is not necessarily the case. While there will be some hurdles in your way to purchasing a home after bankruptcy, it may still be done, which Read More

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Do You Have to Be Completely Broke to File for Bankruptcy?

The idea that you need to be flat broke to seek bankruptcy protection is a misconception. The amount of money you make and the amount of debt you have are not the sole factors that determine whether or not you should file for bankruptcy. However, although there is not a minimum amount of debt required Read More

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Should You Max Out Credit Cards if You Plan on Filing for Bankruptcy Soon Anyway?

When you file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, credit card debt is typically among the types of debt you will be able to have discharged. For some people, there is a temptation to completely max out all of their credit cards if they already know they are going to be filing for bankruptcy. The plan would Read More

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