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Using Chapter 13 Bankruptcy as a Remedy for Mortgage Foreclosure

If you are in danger of losing your home to foreclosure, filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy may be a smart, strategic move. It puts an automatic stay in place to prevent creditors from trying to collect owed payments. This stay also temporarily pauses the foreclosure process or prevents it from being initiated. As long as Read More

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How Does Bankruptcy Discharge Affect Your Credit?

While debt trouble is the prime motivation for declaring bankruptcy, debt relief is not the same thing as obtaining a clean slate for your credit rating. The fresh start afforded by bankruptcy unfortunately can come with the stigma of having once been a poor lending risk. Record of a bankruptcy will stay on your credit Read More

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What Happens When Only One Spouse Files for Bankruptcy in Georgia?

Declaring bankruptcy can be an individual or family decision. A married person in Georgia can file for Chapter 13 or Chapter 7 solely or jointly petition with their spouse. Which path to take depends on a host of factors that require close analysis and guidance from a skilled bankruptcy professional. You may consider filing individually Read More

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Can I Afford a Lawyer to File for a Georgia Bankruptcy?

  Needless to say, if someone is considering filing for a Georgia bankruptcy, money is tight. One of the most common questions that come up when prospective clients discuss bankruptcy options is their concern that they cannot afford a lawyer. There are a few things to understand about the lawyer’s fee for a bankruptcy case. Read More

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Ending Georgia Wage Garnishments by Filing for Bankruptcy

After a creditor has obtained a judgment, the creditor may seek an order allowing garnishment of the debtor’s wages. If approved, this remedy generally allows a creditor to take up to 25 percent of the debtor’s disposable weekly earnings, which consist of gross pay after taxes, social security, state unemployment insurance, and employee retirement contributions. Read More

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How Georgia Bankruptcy Filers Can “Cram Down” Secured Debts

People in financial straits sometimes opt for a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, which lets them keep their property while they pay off either all or a reduced portion of their debt over time. Although it affords some relief, a Chapter 13 plan still puts pressure on debtors to repay. However, there is a way for them Read More

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What Property Is Exempt from Liquidation in a Georgia Bankruptcy?

When someone files for a bankruptcy in Georgia, the court will appoint a trustee who has the power to gather up the debtor’s assets, liquidate them and use the proceeds to partially pay off creditors. However, under state and federal laws, certain property is exempt from the bankruptcy process up to a certain dollar amount Read More

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What Is the “Means Test” in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

If you are behind on your monthly bills and feel you are drowning in debt, filing for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy can give you a fresh start. Simply put, a Chapter 7 forgives most of your debts while allowing you to keep some of your property and to rebuild your creditworthiness. As attractive as this Read More

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Can You File for Bankruptcy Without Any Assets?

When you file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you may be surprised to learn that the court assigns you a trustee to oversee your case. This individual carefully reviews the details of your filing, including all assets, income and debts. He or she may look into why you sold certain items before filing for Chapter 7 Read More

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