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Recent Posts in Chapter 7 Category

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • What Happens to My Credit Report During Bankruptcy?

    || 1-Jul-2016

    Many individuals are hesitant to file for bankruptcy out of fear of how it may affect their credit score. In fact, one of the most common myths about bankruptcy is that filing for bankruptcy will forever tarnish a person’s credit and make it nearly impossible for them to ever receive a loan or credit card again in the future. While filing for bankruptcy will indeed harm your credit score in ...
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  • Three Reasons to Not Take the Means Test Alone

    || 20-Jun-2016

    If you are considering filing for bankruptcy, you have likely heard of the bankruptcy means test. First introduced in 2005 as part of the Congressional overhaul of bankruptcy laws, the means test involves analyzing a person’s income and expenses in order to determine their eligibility for Chapter 7 liquidation bankruptcy. While many websites and books tout that a person can take a means test ...
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