Follow a Budget. Your budget is your spending plan that will help you live below your means, preventing you from accumulating unnecessary debt…more
Filing for bankruptcy can be an emotionally charged decision. You want to pay your debts, but the financial challenges can be overwhelming, especially in this economic climate. Filing for bankruptcy can lift the financial burden…more
After receiving a general release from his debts under Chapter 7 bankruptcy, Roger Traversa filed for release from his $60,000 student loan debt, claiming that it would be an undue hardship for him to repay. Traversa testified…more
Bankruptcy may be a "fresh start" but it may not leave the debtor completely debt free. Certain types of debts survive Chapter 13 bankruptcy and are not discharged…more
Faced with millions of dollars in debt exacerbated by high medical bills due to a serious heart condition, Grammy award-winning singer Toni Braxton filed for bankruptcy for the second time in 15 years. Ms. Braxton is now being…more
As the US unemployment rate continues to rise and fall unpredictably, and medical bills and credit card debt soar, more families hit hard by financial troubles look for solutions. No one is immune, not even the family of an…more
Sometimes financial problems are stress factors that lead to divorce. And, people who decide to divorce often consider bankruptcy as well. So, while divorce and bankruptcy may go hand in hand, it is important to realize that…more
Will bankruptcy handle your most pressing debts? This is a major consideration when deciding whether or not to file bankruptcy. By law, not all debts are treated equally. Some take priority over others and get paid first. There…more
Just as there are reasons you should file bankruptcy right away, there are times then a bankruptcy case should be delayed. The best way to know is to discuss your financial problems with a skilled bankruptcy lawyer.
People may be concerned about an inheritance they expect to receive before filing for bankruptcy relief or what happens to an inheritance they receive after filing for bankruptcy relief…more
Today, people can monitor their credit scores by subscribing to services that provide them with periodic credit reports. People often have a fear of never fixing their credit scores after bankruptcy or other financial troubles,…more
There are two types of trustees, the trustee who immediately oversees a particular bankruptcy case, and the U.S. Trustee…more
As a result of the housing market crash, housing prices dropped in many regions of the United States. An underwater mortgage is a new term coined to describe house values that are less than the home’s mortgaged value. For…more
By the time many people consider filing bankruptcy, they are buried in creditor collection calls or perhaps even threatened with wage garnishment, foreclosure or repossession. Consequently, it is a relief to understand what an…more
There are three basic types of liens and bankruptcy treats each type differently.
- Consensual lien. When buying a home or car you consent to the lender putting a lien on the property, which serves as collateral for payment…more
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