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Bankruptcy? The Risk of Doing Nothing

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Bankruptcy? The Risk of Doing Nothing

Bankruptcy filing is rarely the first option for debt relief.  People normally try to move heaven and earth to avoid this alternative, which while understandable and even commendable at times, can often lead to unanticipated and extremely negative consequences.

Treating Condominium & Association Fees in Bankruptcy

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Treating Condominium & Association Fees in Bankruptcy

Misconceptions abound respecting the treatment of Condominium and Association fees in Bankruptcy filings. Certain changes in the law starting in 2005 gave such associations greater protection from the ability of debtors to totally eliminate these fees in bankruptcy.

What If My Home Is Underwater?

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What If My Home Is Underwater?

Unfortunately in these recent times, this has become an all too familiar problem. The years of ever climbing home values were certainly rewarding, but in many ways sowed the seeds for the 2007/2008 economic meltdown.

Can you inherit your dead parent's debts?

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Can you inherit your dead parent's debts?

For adult children, the death of a parent is a fraught experience. Adding to the stress: the unwelcome surprise that Mom or Dad died with big debts.

Student Debt Blows Chill Wind At Housing Recovery

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Student Debt Blows Chill Wind At Housing Recovery

It’s the time of year where society’s noteworthy and notables appear on college campuses to congratulate and inspire the newest members of the college-educated workforce.

It's a Simple Bankruptcy Case... What Could Go Wrong?

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It's a Simple Bankruptcy Case... What Could Go Wrong?

There are creditors who on some occasions insist on being heard, and there is a Bankruptcy Trustee who is appointed by the United States Trustee’s office to administer the case and review assets and income.

The Lingering Effect of Hurricane Sandy

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The Lingering Effect of Hurricane Sandy

So much of our region has been physically and materially devastated over the last months. Added to the already existing weak and fragile economic situation, the overall effects of this storm may be beyond repair for many.

Top 5 Causes of Bankruptcy

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Top 5 Causes of Bankruptcy

On average, 5,102 Americans filed for bankruptcy each day that court was in session over the first four months of this year — and that’s the good news.

If You Declare Bankruptcy, Which Debts Disappear?

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If You Declare Bankruptcy, Which Debts Disappear?

Chapter 7 personal bankruptcy laws allow Americans who are overburdened by bills to have many types of debt wiped away. One way to understand this debt relief is to talk about the kinds of debts that do not disappear.

9 Myths About Fixing Your Credit

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9 Myths About Fixing Your Credit

Building better credit takes patience, discipline and a clear understanding of the strategies that really make a difference. Start by knowing the financial moves that don't work.

7 Credit Tips for After Bankruptcy

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7 Credit Tips for After Bankruptcy

Declaring bankruptcy is a decision that affects not only your finances but also your credit score. While your score may decrease after financial hardship, there are practical and real ways to improve it and get back on a better financial path.

How to Survive Bankruptcy

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How to Survive Bankruptcy

Filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 is a hard blow for most people, but it can be the first step toward a more financially stable future.

12 Myths About Bankruptcy

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12 Myths About Bankruptcy

Like most big, bad scary things, bankruptcy has a reputation based on a few tidbits of truth and a lot of embellishment. And like most creepy crawlies, it's not nearly as frightening once you know the truth.

Decision: Bankruptcy vs. Debt Payment Plan

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Decision: Bankruptcy vs. Debt Payment Plan

If your debts have started spiraling out of control, you may have thought about whether to file for bankruptcy. Massive debt can be crippling, but filing for bankruptcy can also be life altering. Here's a quick guide to help you decide.

Too Broke For Bankruptcy?

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Too Broke For Bankruptcy?

A common response bankruptcy attorneys are hearing these days is that “I don’t have the money to go bankrupt.”

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