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Blog Posts in 2017

  • When Should I File for Bankruptcy?

    || 17-Jul-2017

    For many people, bankruptcy offers debt relief and a fresh start to your finances. However, filing for bankruptcy depends on a variety of factors and your individual circumstances. It is imperative to thoroughly review all of your options before making a decision to file. Prior to filing your case, consider the types of debt you have and the goals you want to accomplish through bankruptcy. ...
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  • Florida Penalties for DUI

    || 30-Jun-2017

    According to Florida law, DUI is a criminal offense that is proved by impairment of normal faculties or unlawful blood alcohol content (BAC) of.08 or above. The following are the potential DUI offenses according to the number of convictions: First DUI Offense Maximum jail sentence of six months Fine between $500 and $1,000, if BAC is.08 or above Fine between $1,000 and $2,000, if BAC is.15 or ...
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  • Alternatives to Bankruptcy: Debt Consolidation

    || 14-Jun-2017

    If you are facing aggressive creditors and mounting debt but wish to avoid bankruptcy, you may be able to seek an alternative solution. In some situations, combining debt can make repayment more manageable, and could help you settle your financial issues more quickly and efficiently. Whether you owe money for unpaid medical bills, credit card debt, private student loans, or personal loans, debt ...
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  • Chapter 7 vs Chapter 13: The Pros and Cons

    || 11-May-2017

    Once you have made the decision to file for bankruptcy, you will be faced with the decision of choosing which type of bankruptcy best suits your set of circumstances and will offer you the most effective form of financial relief. The two most common forms of bankruptcy are Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies, both of which serve different purpose. If you are just beginning to grapple with these ...
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  • Filing for Bankruptcy? Avoid These 6 Things

    || 4-May-2017

    If you have found yourself in a financial predicament caused by a recent divorce, the loss of a job, or high medical bills, you might already be mulling over the idea of filing for bankruptcy to eliminate your debts. However, you should be careful when navigating these financial waters as there are some decisions that have the potential to harm your bankruptcy case, which you should be aware of. ...
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  • Does Bankruptcy Wipe Out All My Debt?

    || 28-Apr-2017

    Bankruptcy can eliminate some debt, but it cannot eliminate all types of debt and wipe the slate clean. Before making a decision regarding whether or not you should file for bankruptcy, it is important to understand which debts will be erased and which will not. Generally, you can rid yourself of credit card debt through a Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, but if you have other types of debt, ...
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  • Does Bankruptcy Hurt My Credit Score?

    || 28-Mar-2017

    Filing for bankruptcy is a difficult decision, and one that should only be made under the counsel and guidance of a skilled bankruptcy attorney. Although bankruptcy might seem like an end-all situation, it can be a new beginning for many. It is true that your credit score will be heavily impacted by filing for bankruptcy; however, you can rebuild your score. In some cases, people’s credit ...
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  • Is It Too Late for Me to Save My Home?

    || 15-Mar-2017

    Have you run into financial trouble? As a homeowner, the prospect of losing your house can be devastating. However, once you are facing foreclosure it may seem like you have no other options. Before you give up hope, consider several alternatives that may be available to you as you navigate your current financial circumstances. A skilled foreclosure defense lawyer can walk you through these ...
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  • Can I File My Own Bankruptcy?

    || 15-Feb-2017

    The thought of hiring a lawyer can be overwhelming. In the age of the internet, you have worlds of information at your fingertips – it should be easy to figure out what you need to do to file bankruptcy, right? Not necessarily. The legal world is incredibly complex and it is important to really consider your options before making a decision on whether to file with an attorney or without. ...
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  • How Long Does Filing a Chapter 7 or 13 Bankruptcy Take?

    || 3-Feb-2017

    Time is of the essence when you are looking to file for bankruptcy. Not only are you being harassed by creditors, but you also are ready to get your finances back on track and return to a more normal life. If you are considering filing for bankruptcy, you are probably wondering how long the process will take. There are different timelines involved depending on what type of bankruptcy you are ...
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  • Benefits of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

    || 30-Jan-2017

    Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a court-approved repayment plan which allows debtors to pay back their debt obligations throughout three to five years, depending on their overall debt and income. The repayment plan gives debtors an opportunity to create one manageable payment each month to their bankruptcy trustee, which means there is absolutely no contact with creditors. The following are the ...
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  • Do I Qualify for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

    || 16-Jan-2017

    In Chapter 7 bankruptcy, many (or all) of your debts are canceled. At the same time, you may also sell/liquidate some of your property to repay your creditors. In order to qualify for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, however, you must earn less than the state median income on a monthly basis, or perform a “ means test ” that examines your financial records, such as income, expenses, and debt. ...
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