26 Mar 2014

What Does A Bankruptcy Lawyer Do?

Get the right help (Credit: Thomas Eagle) Due to the complexity of bankruptcy law, there are attorneys that focus their practice on bankruptcy. For personal bankruptcy, you are not required by law to have legal representation. However, the smart thing to do in complex situations is get professional help.

06 Feb 2014

What Is Foreclosure?

Foreclosure is a legal process initiated by a bank or other lender when a homeowner is unable to make their monthly mortgage payments on a home. There are many hardships that might cause a homeowner to fall behind on their mortgage payments, some beyond the control of the homeowner. Lenders realize this and are sometimes […]

31 Jan 2014

4 Common Myths of Bankruptcy Dispelled

If you are at or nearing the point of declaring personal bankruptcy you may be feeling scared, confused, angry, or sad.  The information available in the media and advice you may get from friends and family is overwhelming and much of it negative.  What follows are some of the common myths of bankruptcy and the […]

25 Sep 2013

How To Choose a Bankruptcy Attorney

In some instances the financial stress of everyday life becomes unbearable. When this happens, the only way out may be to declare bankruptcy. There are many factors to consider; the first thing you should do is consult with a competent bankruptcy attorney. There are many attorneys who claim they can help. What follows are guidelines […]

11 Sep 2013

How To Stop Wage Garnishment

If you are unable to pay a debt, the course of last resort for a creditor is to garnish your wages, meaning money is taken out of each paycheck and given to creditors. It is possible for you to stop wage garnishment.

28 Jun 2013

How to Get Rid of a Mortgage When Filing for Bankruptcy

When filing for bankruptcy, there is a way to get rid of a mortgage loan. There are two types of bankruptcy; Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 that take into account different types of mortgage debt. What is a mortgage? A mortgage is a loan; it is a legal agreement signed through a bank or other […]

18 Jun 2013

Top Five Things to Do Before Filing for Bankruptcy

The bankruptcy process is demanding and emotional. Bankruptcy is designed to provide a new start, but keep in mind that the process is complicated.  What follows are the top five things to do before filing for bankruptcy. These guidelines will make the process smoother and less stressful.

05 Feb 2013

Medical Bankruptcy At A Glance – What You Need To Know

Most of us want to pay our bills. We were raised that way. As a result, too many people use up all of their financial resources before even considering filing for medical bankruptcy. Their intentions are good, but cashing out credit cards, retirement funds, college savings, or taking out a second mortgage to pay medical […]

24 Jan 2013

Do I Need A Lawyer To File For Bankruptcy?

While corporations and partnerships require an attorney’s representation to file bankruptcy, individuals may represent themselves in court. This is not recommended, however; in fact, it could result in your petition being denied or delayed. You could lose the right to file another case, or lose protections like the automatic stay. There are permanent consequences to […]

11 Jan 2013

What To Know About Bankruptcy

First:  Bankruptcy Will Stay On Your Credit Report For 7 To 10 Years Bankruptcy is not the end of the world. Life goes on, and you get a fresh start on your financial situation. However, be aware that a bankruptcy will remain on your credit report for some years. A Chapter 7 bankruptcy will stay […]