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Can I File Bankruptcy if I Recently Lost My Job?

Unemployment has always been an issue for people, but in light of the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 (COVID-19), we have had a surge of unemployment since March of this year. Some industries were hit ...
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Can Spousal Support Be Included in Chapter 7?

Before the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) of 2020, millions of Americans were already living paycheck to paycheck. In the middle of March, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency in an ...
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Rebuilding Your Financial Health After Bankruptcy!

Most people who come into our office want to build wealth but they have so much debt, it seems years away, if not out of reach. We’ll tell you right now that the fastest way to build wealth is ...
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Laid Off Due to COVID-19? Bankruptcy Can Help

Are you one of the millions of Americans who were laid off because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)? Or, are you a small business owner whose business has been hit hard by COVID-19? If your answer ...
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Are IRAs Protected in Bankruptcy?

If you’re considering filing Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy and you have an individual retirement account (IRA), you may be wondering if it would be protected or if the funds can be taken to ...
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Rebuilding Your Credit After Bankruptcy

When you get a bankruptcy discharge, whether it’s for a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you have a clean financial slate. After the bankruptcy, you may have sworn off credit cards forever, ...
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Can Holiday Debt Be Included in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

Now that we’re in the middle of the holiday season, we thought it would be timely to discuss holiday debt and whether it can be included in Chapter 7 bankruptcy. If you’re like a lot of ...
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The Bankruptcy Means Test

Are you considering filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy? If so, it’s important for you to know that not all debtors qualify for a Chapter 7. Why is this? Because Chapter 7 bankruptcy is reserved for ...
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Which Comes First, Bankruptcy or Divorce?

It’s no secret that countless marriages fall apart because of financial problems. Because of this, it’s not uncommon for a divorcing couple to be faced with the question, “Do we file ...
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Can Child Support Be Included in Bankruptcy?

If you have fallen behind on child support, there is a strong possibility that other areas of your finances are hurting as well. Perhaps you lost your job, or your hours were cut. Perhaps you had to ...
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Life After Bankruptcy

It’s understandable to be scared about filing for bankruptcy. However, despite rampant misinformation and unfortunate implications, your life circumstances really won’t change aside from ...
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The Pros & Cons of Filing for Joint Bankruptcy

If you are married, struggling with debt, and are now faced with the prospect of filing for bankruptcy, you will have to decide whether you will file a joint or individual bankruptcy. Before ...
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Why You Need an Attorney When Filing for Bankruptcy

While you are not required to have an attorney when filing for bankruptcy, not doing so is generally an unwise decision and can cause many problems to arise in court, costing you time and money, while ...
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Will All My Assets Be Lost in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

Chapter 7 bankruptcy is known as the "straight" or "liquidation" bankruptcy – it is designed to give debtors a fresh start by wiping out most types of debts. In return, the ...
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Signs of Bankruptcy In Your Own Life

The struggle to find financial stability after particularly large expenditures or damaging losses can leave even the best of us feeling winded. Day after day of digging to try to get out of debt can ...
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