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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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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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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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Does a Prior Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Block a Second Filing?

Georgia sees more bankruptcy filings than almost any other state, significantly exceeding the national average. This has been attributed to a combination of factors, among them state laws that protect creditors and leave consumers vulnerable and other laws that make it easy for people to seek debt relief in court. In such an economic environment, 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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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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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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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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