By Jeff Field | Published September 26, 2023 | | |
The day you file a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 case with the bankruptcy court, an automatic stay is imposed that requires your creditors to cease their collection practices. The stay prohibits phone calls, letters, lawsuits, wage garnishments and executions on property, such as mortgage foreclosures. The court can impose penalties such as attorneys’ fees, Read MoreRead More
Bankruptcy provides a fresh financial start for people faced with insurmountable debt. Although the bankruptcy trustee has authority to seize and sell the debtor’s assets to pay off creditors, there are federal and state laws that allow debtors to keep certain property or its equivalent value. These are called exemptions, and one of the most Read MoreRead More
Most Georgia bankruptcy filers prefer taking the Chapter 7 route because it results in discharging outstanding debts while allowing debtors to keep most or all of their property. However, you shouldn’t assume Chapter 7 is the right fit for you. There are several factors to consider first, including your income, your expenses and whether you Read MoreRead More
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