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Can Filing for Bankruptcy Improve Your Credit Score?

Can Filing for Bankruptcy Improve Your Credit Score? There’s no sugarcoating it: filing for bankruptcy will likely cause your credit score to decrease significantly — at least in the short term. You could see your score decline by 120 to 200 points, negatively affecting your ability to get loans and/or advantageous interest rates. It’s also Read More

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Can Filing for Bankruptcy Stop Child Support?

Can Filing for Bankruptcy Stop Child Support? As many divorced and separated parents know, child support can represent a significant expense on a monthly basis. The impact of child support payments becomes magnified if you are facing considerable financial strain, whether it’s due to medical bills, losing your job or experiencing any number of other Read More

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How Many Times Can You File for Bankruptcy in Georgia?

How Many Times Can You File for Bankruptcy in GA? For many people, some tough breaks can negatively affect their finances for the long term. Although filing for bankruptcy protection may help, they may find the need to file a second or subsequent time if their financial struggles continue. If you find yourself in this Read More

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Can You File for Bankruptcy Due to Medical Bills?

Can You File for Bankruptcy Due to Medical Bills? According to a 2013 report by CNBC, medical debt is the number one reason why individuals and families need to file for bankruptcy in the United States. That year, “medical bankruptcy” affected about 2 million people, many of whom had health insurance when they suffered the Read More

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Can You File for Bankruptcy on Student Loans?

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 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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