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Getting Approved for a Loan After Bankruptcy

Many people assume that because they have filed bankruptcy, their credit is ruined, and they will not be able to qualify for any loans. This is not true. There are a number of steps you can take to improve your credit score and to make it likely that you can be approved for a loan. [...]

Things Debt Collectors Are Forbidden to Do

Whether you have missed a single payment somewhere along the line or are delinquent on several payments, the last thing you want is to be harassed by debt collectors. In most cases, people know that they are behind on payments and are struggling to deal with the issue. Having to deal with a barrage of [...]

By |2021-06-18T09:34:04-04:00June 9th, 2021|Bankruptcy Law, Creditor Harrassment|0 Comments

How Is Household Size Determined in Bankruptcy?

Determining household size is an important measurement when facing bankruptcy. In fact, correctly determining household size can determine your eligibility for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. For some households, determining household size is simple. But for families that include relatives, extended family, or children living some or all of the time within a household, determining size can [...]

By |2021-06-18T14:32:12-04:00June 2nd, 2021|Bankruptcy Law, Home Ownership|0 Comments

Filing Bankruptcy Without Your Spouse: What Happens to Debts & Property?

If you’re married and considering bankruptcy in Indiana, you’re probably wondering whether you can file alone and how this could impact your spouse. This is one of the most common questions for bankruptcy attorneys. Yes, you can file bankruptcy without your spouse. But there are some important things you should know because bankruptcy can affect [...]

How Long Does a Bankruptcy Stay on Your Credit Report?

If you are thinking of filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, or if you have already filed, you may be concerned about how long the bankruptcy will stay on your credit report. There is a simple answer to this: It will stay on for ten years if you filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy and [...]

What You Need to Know About Medical Bankruptcy

As medical costs continue to soar in the U.S., up to 62% of bankruptcies now include significant medical debt. A health event like an accident, disease, or surgery can bury someone in a mountain of medical bills. Many people are turning to medical bankruptcy, which is a bankruptcy that wipes out all bills related to [...]

How are Medical Bills Treated in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

Anyone on social media is bound to have seen numerous posts or crowdfunding pleas from friends or friends of friends who are faced with insurmountable medical debts. In fact, 8 million people have started a campaign for themselves or for a family member, and 12 million people have started a campaign for a friend or [...]

Do You Have to Get Debt Counseling Before Bankruptcy?

Filing for bankruptcy is a process. As part of that process, the bankruptcy law requires that you get a certificate that evidences you did a pre-filing counseling session with an approved agency. Debt counseling (also called credit counseling) is required before you can declare bankruptcy. There is a pre-filing counseling and pre-discharge counseling. What is [...]

Understanding Indiana Foreclosure Laws

When an Indiana homeowner is unable to make their mortgage payments, the lender eventually starts a foreclosure. The foreclosure process, if left to proceed, ultimately results in the house being sold off to settle all or part of the debt. This is a nightmare for a family that’s already struggling to make ends meet. Your [...]

By |2021-04-22T19:04:26-04:00April 20th, 2021|Foreclosure|0 Comments

Can You Sell Your Home if You File for Bankruptcy in Indiana?

What you will learn from reading this article: Facts about selling your home while going through bankruptcy Details about Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcies and your house If you are struggling to pay your mortgage and other bills, the good news is that the CARES Act (Coronavirus Relief and Economic Security) has extended the [...]