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Will Filing Bankruptcy get me Fired From my Job?

As we stay entangled in this recession, employment is a commodity. Many people worry that filing bankruptcy could cause termination of employment....more

Can you be fired for having bad credit or filing bankruptcy?

there is a specific Federal law (11 U.S.C. § 525(b)) that prohibits an employer from discriminating against an employee including firing that employee for filing bankruptcy. The fresh start that comes with protections under...more

Back to School in Arizona: Bankruptcy and Student Loans

Well, it is that time of year here in Arizona and my kids are headed back to school. With schools and universities starting all over the country, many people are looking into student loans and figuring out how to finance...more

Can My Boss Fire Me for Filing Bankrupty? Discrimination and Bankruptcy

Many people have the concern that they will be fired (or not hired) from their job because they have filed for bankruptcy. The Bankruptcy Code prohibits discrimination against those who have filed for bankruptcy. There are...more

How Losing Your Job Impacts Your Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Yesterday Fox News reported that there was an increase in unemployment in a majority of the states. In this article I want to discuss how losing your job impacts your ability to file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. First, one of the...more

Workin' for a Livin': Commission Based Pay and Bankruptcy

For those out there that earn a living on commission, bankruptcy poses special problems and risks. In this article I discuss some of the issues that arise when Realtors, car salesmen, and insurance agents file for...more

Advantages of Bankruptcy When Closing a Business

When closing a small business, there are advantages to using Bankruptcy as a means to winding up your small business. ...more

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