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Protecting Your Retirement Assets in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy can be a daunting prospect, particularly when it comes to protecting your hard-earned retirement savings. While bankruptcy offers relief from overwhelming debt, the fear of losing retirement assets looms large for many individuals. Fortunately, the applicable laws give people struggling with debt the ability to safeguard their retirement nest egg Read More

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Buying a Car Before Filing for Bankruptcy

Considering filing for bankruptcy while also contemplating an automobile purchase can be a complex and delicate balancing act. However, there are situations where having access to a vehicle is vital and waiting through the bankruptcy process imposes an additional hardship on you and your family. With careful planning and guidance from an experienced attorney, you Read More

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Chapter 13 Debt Limit Scheduled to Return to Lower Level if Congress Does Not Act

Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress in 2022 passed the Bankruptcy Threshold Adjustment and Technical Corrections Act (BTATCA). This legislation greatly expanded the scope of relief granted to debtors under the Small Business Reorganization Act (SBRA) and Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. Specifically, the law raised debt limits for filers, expanding eligibility for bankruptcy Read More

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How Long a Bankruptcy Filing Remains on Your Credit Report

Filing for bankruptcy is a financial decision that can provide relief for individuals overwhelmed by debt. However, it’s natural to wonder about the long-term consequences, particularly regarding credit status. One of the most common questions asked is: how long does bankruptcy stay on your credit report, and how does it impact your ability to obtain Read More

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Debunking Myths About Bankruptcy

Debt can feel like a heavy weight, dragging you down and making it difficult to see a way out. When considering financial options, many people considering bankruptcy are held back by common misconceptions about eligibility for the relief and about possible negative economic repercussions.  To be clear, the purpose of bankruptcy is to give debtors Read More

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Why Creditors Might Object to Your Chapter 13 Plan

Chapter 13 bankruptcy offers a path for debtors to repay creditors over time and avoid asset liquidation. Although debtors create their own plans and propose them to the court for approval, creditors themselves have a say in the process. They can file objections to a proposed repayment plan that they believe doesn’t treat them fairly Read More

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How the Automatic Stay in Bankruptcy Provides a Safe Haven 

When debt becomes overwhelming, filing for bankruptcy can offer the debtor a fresh start. One of the most powerful aspects of bankruptcy is the automatic stay that immediately takes effect upon filing a bankruptcy petition. The stay acts as a shield against creditors, giving the debtor a much-needed refuge.  These are the principal benefits of Read More

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Don’t Fall for Home Foreclosure Rescue Scams

Facing foreclosure of your home is a frightful situation, and scammers prey on that desperation. They offer quick fixes and guaranteed solutions that sound too good to be true, because often, they are. Foreclosure rescue scammers often promise relief through refinancing, but this ends up being on unfavorable terms, such as high interest rates or Read More

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Advantages of Using Secured Debt “Cram Downs” in Chapter 13

For individuals struggling with overwhelming debt, Chapter 13 bankruptcy offers a path to financial rehabilitation, giving them protection from creditors while they pay off a reduced portion of their unsecured debt over time. Secured debts still need to be repaid, but there is a powerful tool known as a “cram down” that can offer relief Read More

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How to Manage Your Finances During Your Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Chapter 13 is a type of bankruptcy that allows you to gain protection from creditors while repaying a portion of your outstanding debt monthly over an extended period of time. For the three- or five-year duration of the repayment plan, the court allows you a set amount to live on and a court-appointed trustee divides Read More

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