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BEFORE YOU ENROLL IN A DEBT SETTLEMENT PROGRAM, DO YOUR HOMEWORK

Imagine hearing about a company that promises to provide debt relief and reduce or even erase your debt for pennies on the dollar!  Sounds like the answer to your overwhelming, financial problems, right? The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nations’ consumer...

Receiving an Inheritance During Your Bankruptcy Case

If you inherit property or money after filing for bankruptcy, it could become part of your bankruptcy estate.  Therefore, you would not be allowed to keep it. The trustee of a Chapter 7 case can take the inheritance unless it’s protected by an exemption.  In a Chapter...

Signs You Are Going Bankrupt

Bankruptcy is something that most of us hope to never face.  Unfortunately, with high unemployment and a poor economy, this is becoming a reality for many Americans.  Regardless of the reason behind your financial storm, you need all the help and advice you can get to...

Equifax hacked. What should you do now?

Equifax announced on September 7, 2017 that they were hacked over the summer. Equifax believes 143 million Americans may have been affected. Among the hacked information was social security numbers, birth dates, and credit card numbers. Luckily they’ve now set...

Who Can File Bankruptcy?

Generally, anyone can file for bankruptcy.  However, not everyone qualifies for a particular kind of bankruptcy.  Bankruptcy is intended to help those who have found themselves in financial trouble with no real way to repay it.  You cannot file for bankruptcy to...

HOW FILING CHAPTER 13 CAN SAVE YOUR HOME

When you file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you do not lose any property to the bankruptcy trustee nor does the bankruptcy filing affect your mortgage. However, although you won’t lose your home through the Chapter 13 bankruptcy process, you can still lose your...

MEETING OF CREDITORS – NOTHING TO FEAR

The Meeting of Creditors, also called the 341 Hearing, is where you meet with the trustee (not the judge) in your bankruptcy case. Creditors may attend but usually do not. The primary purpose of this hearing is to give the bankruptcy trustee the opportunity to ask you...
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