Noah Bader

Noah Bader

Jeff Field & Associates

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I’m Thinking about Filing for Bankruptcy, but Can I Afford an Attorney?

In some cases, people come to the conclusion that bankruptcy is their last resort in order to regain financial control. While there are filing fees and credit counseling fees that are required, many wonder how they can pay...more

12/31/2013 - Consumer Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Petition Preparers: The Illusion of Cheaper Fees and Quality Legal Advice

When it comes to filing for bankruptcy, Georgians are more likely to be do-it-yourselfers than debtors in other states. Georgia has been ranked among the top ten states in the number of bankruptcy cases in which the debtor...more

12/11/2013 - Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy

Spendthrift Trusts and Bankruptcy

If you are thinking about filing for bankruptcy and are the beneficiary of a trust, you're probably concerned that you will lose your interest in the trust if you file. To determine whether your trust is at risk you must...more

12/6/2013 - Consumer Bankruptcy Estate Planning Spendthrift Trusts Trusts

Budgeting: An Effective Tool For Achieving Financial Freedom

What exactly is budgeting? I have not yet seen nor heard a simpler, better definition of it than the one provided by Dave Ramsey, a well known and highly regarded financial counselor. In his words, "budgeting is the process...more


Bankruptcy Law and Student Loans: Not a Working Relationship

Under the current system, it is all but impossible to get student loans wiped out through bankruptcy, unlike most other forms of unsecured debt such as credit card and medical bills....more

9/11/2013 - Consumer Bankruptcy Debt Loans Student Loans

Credit Bureau Notification and Your Credit

When you file for bankruptcy, it is reflected on your credit reports almost immediately because the credit bureaus are regularly monitoring the bankruptcy court filings....more

9/9/2013 - Consumer Bankruptcy Credit Reports

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and Co-Signed Debts

Once a Chapter 7 bankruptcy is filed, all collection efforts and activities must stop because of the bankruptcy’s automatic stay. But, it’s important to know that the Chapter 7 automatic stay does not extend to your...more

9/6/2013 - Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy Cosigners Debt

I’m Married: Should I File a Joint Bankruptcy with My Spouse?

If you’re married and thinking about filing for bankruptcy, you need to consider whether you and your spouse should file separately or together as a couple. You need to assess your financial situation and then weigh the...more

8/15/2013 - Bankruptcy Plans Consumer Bankruptcy Legal Filings Marriage

Who Wants to Go to Court? You do!

As a bankruptcy attorney, I can tell you that when I meet with a client to discuss the bankruptcy process, one of the greatest worries a client has is the anxiety of attending a court ordered hearing....more

8/7/2013 - Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy Court Appearances Trials

What is Georgia’s Statute of Limitations on Debt Collection?

Collection activity by “third party” debt collection agencies hired to collect a debt can be very aggressive and threatening. When debt collectors or their attorneys come calling, most of us panic a bit at first. The Fair...more

3/8/2013 - Debt Collection FDCPA Statute of Limitations

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