When you reach your “golden years,” you are entitled to many specials and benefits. Unfortunately, when it comes to filing a bankruptcy case, a senior citizen must follow the same rules and procedures as everyone else. However, filing a personal bankruptcy can still be beneficial for older adults. Many seniors have less to lose when […]


If you are considering filing a personal bankruptcy case, selecting the “right” attorney to represent you is one of the most important decisions you can make. What should you expect from your bankruptcy attorney at your initial consultation? You should expect to meet with the attorney who will be representing you, not just a paralegal […]


Are you wondering if you have enought debt to file a personal bankruptcy? If so, the good news is that that the law does not set a minimum amount of debt you must have in order to file bankruptcy. However, since every financial situation is unique, we help each of our clients decide whether or […]


Bankruptcy for the Self-Employed

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It is common for self-employed individuals to be intimidated by the thought of filing bankruptcy. While such cases may be a little more complex, an experienced bankruptcy attorney can walk a self-employed individual through the process step by step. One of the reasons a bankruptcy can be more complex for a self-employed individual is that […]


Can I Remove Bankruptcy from my Credit Report?

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If you are feeling the pressure of having too much debt, bankruptcy can provide a safe haven. As soon as your Chapter 7, 11 or 13 petiton is filed, the automatic stay goes into effect, and all collection activity must cease. Once your case is completed, the majority (if not all) of your debt will […]


When is the Best Time to File Bankruptcy?

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When you are making a major life decision, it is important to have a strategy in place. Timing can play an important factor in obtaining the best outcome possible. This is true when you are considering filing a Chapter 7, Chapter 11, or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. But, how do you know when is the best […]


What Happens to my Children’s Assets When I File Bankruptcy?

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Each debtor seeking bankruptcy protection must make full financial disclosure to the court. This means that he/she must disclose all of his/her assets, including those that are really owned by his/her children. What happens to those assets will depend on your individual circumstances, so it is important that you discuss these assets with us before […]


What Debts Were Discharged in My Bankruptcy?

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There are many benefits obtained by filing a personal bankruptcy, but the main goal is to discharge or eliminate your debt. Many of our clients are surprised when they receive their discharge order and it does not include a list of the debts that were eliminated by the filing. How do you know which debts […]


Will I Lose Control Over My Money in Bankruptcy?

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If you are living paycheck to paycheck and still coming up short when it is time to pay your bills, you should consider filing for bankruptcy. Many people want to file bankruptcy only as a “last resort,” but the longer you wait the worse your financial situation may get. The majority of Chapter 7, Chapter […]


How to Know if Bankruptcy is in Your Future

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Many individuals across the country are struggling financially, but many of them do not believe that they will file for bankruptcy protection. Sadly, many of these people lost assets and savings that would be protected if they filed a Chapter 7, Chapter 11, or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. How do you know if filing a personal […]


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