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How Chapter 7 Can Provide a Fresh Start During the Pandemic

How Chapter 7 Can Provide a Fresh Start During the Pandemic The coronavirus pandemic has had devastating financial effects on many families as a result of widespread job losses, business curtailments and company closures. If you have become burdened with overwhelming debt during these harsh times, a Chapter 7 bankruptcy may offer you the fresh Read More

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Financial Strategies During the COVID Economic Crisis

Financial Strategies During the COVID Economic Crisis As a result of stay-at-home orders, job losses and business closures, the coronavirus pandemic has caused many families to suffer significant economic hardship. While filing for bankruptcy may be an option, there are also a number of financial strategies you should consider that can help you tackle your Read More

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Using Chapter 13 to Deal With Overdue Taxes

Using Chapter 13 to Deal With Overdue Taxes The general rule in bankruptcy is that tax debts are not dischargeable. While a Chapter 13 repayment plan can stagger repayment of taxes over a three- to five-year period, it cannot wipe out all tax debts. However, there are exceptions. The test for dischargeability is whether a Read More

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What to Do If You Fail the Chapter 7 Means Test

What to Do If You Fail the Chapter 7 Means Test In order to file for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 7, you must be able to show that your average monthly income for the six months prior to your bankruptcy filing is below the median income for a household of your size in your state. Read More

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Options to Consider Before Filing for Bankruptcy

Options to Consider Before Filing for Bankruptcy If you’re dealing with the stress of carrying burdensome debt, being harassed by collection agencies and knowing that the money coming in is not going to cover all the bills that come due, you may be considering bankruptcy. However, it’s important to keep in mind that a bankruptcy Read More

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What Is the Trustee’s Role in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

What Is the Trustee’s Role in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy? A trustee is a court-appointed officer charged with managing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case. The trustee’s principal role is to act as the bankruptcy court’s agent, insuring compliance with the law and protection of the debtor’s and creditors’ rights. In practice, the trustee, who is Read More

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How a Trustee or Creditor Can Oppose Your Chapter 13 Plan

Chapter 13 is a court-approved restructuring of debt that requires you to commit to a repayment plan that will last for three to five years. However, the plan you propose is not effective until the bankruptcy judge approves it after a confirmation hearing, at which creditors and/or the appointed bankruptcy trustee can raise objections. The Read More

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How Much Must Creditors Be Repaid in a Chapter 13 Plan in Georgia?

  How Much Must Creditors Be Repaid in a Chapter 13 Plan in Georgia? Chapter 13, also known as a “wage earner’s plan,” is a popular alternative to traditional bankruptcy for people who simply need breathing room to deal with crushing debt. Chapter 13 bankruptcy allows debtors to keep their possessions and pay back creditors Read More

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

The experienced Georgia bankruptcy lawyers at Jeff Field & Associates help married couples understand the possible positive and negative outcomes of filing for Chapter 13 or Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

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About Mandatory Credit Counseling for Bankruptcy Filing in Georgia

Declaring bankruptcy is a course of action that should not be taken lightly. While it can be a troubled debtor’s best path to a healthier financial future, there may less extreme forms of debt relief that should first be pursued, such as renegotiating and restructuring. In recognition of the importance of considering such alternatives, federal Read More

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