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Can Bankruptcy Stop Your Eviction?

Tenants facing eviction often frantically search for answers to the situation. First and foremost for those in this situation is usually the desire to stay in their home. The need to relieve the pressure of the debt usually comes in a close second and third is a desire to do …

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Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: Can it Save a Home from Foreclosure?

There are a lot of Americans who have, at one point or another, fallen behind on their mortgage payments. In some cases, the lender or mortgage company may consider working with the homeowner to work out a deal to catch up or get out of an upside down mortgage (i.e. …

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Life After Bankruptcy: When Creditors Forgive, But Don’t Forget

Have you ever loaned a friend or family member money? Maybe it was way back when you were 12 and your 16 year old sister really wanted your babysitting cash because she was headed to California with a friend and REALLY wanted to go shopping at the outlets on the …

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Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: Why is My Bank Account Still Frozen?

If you’ve filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you case is complete and you have received your discharge of debt, you’re probably dancing on the rooftop – or at least on a countertop! That is, unless you have lingering issues such as a bank account that is mysteriously still frozen. If …

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Hanging Onto Your House When Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

The main concern of many bankruptcy petitioners is their home. They know that bankruptcy is their best (or only) means of solving their financial situation, but they don’t want to lose their house. Many are willing to go to extreme measures not to lose their home. Consider this real life …

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When Creditors Ignore Your Discharge of Debt

The purpose of filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy is to immediately enact the automatic stay and eventually obtain the discharge of debt. What happens when you go through legal channels to obtain both these powerful protections through bankruptcy filing and creditors ignore their legal implications? If you are being harassed …

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Receiving an Inheritance Post-Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy in and of itself is a simple idea. It is the process by which a consumer applies for a discharge of debts due to severe financial strain. The complexity occurs when you realize that those consumers are people who are living their lives. They experience surprises, unplanned events, complications …

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Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: Too Much Equity in Your Home

One of the only times that having “too much equity” in your home will hurt you is when you are filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. It seems contradictory, but having too much equity in your home can seem to turn into a consequence for petitioners hoping to obtain a discharge …

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Filing that Second Bankruptcy: Should or Should Not?

Poor financial decisions, recessions or the loss of a job can happen at any time during a person’s life.  These times may happen more than once in a person’s life and require considering many less than ideal options.  Sometimes filing a second bankruptcy is a way to wipe the slate …

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The Status of Your Home During Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Often people are worried about losing their home when considering filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.  The fear of losing their home often inhibits people from filing for bankruptcy protection regardless if there is any equity in the home or not.  A bankruptcy homestead exemption is the amount of equity that …

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