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Are U.S. Bankruptcy Court Documents Public?

If you or a loved one has recently filed for bankruptcy or are considering bankruptcy, you may wonder who may find out about your financial situation. While there’s a negative stigma surrounding bankruptcy, the reality is that filing is the best solution for many struggling with overwhelming debt, and there’s no reason to feel ashamed … Read More

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Can You Move Out of State While in Chapter 7?

Bankruptcy filings in the United States are on the rise, with a recent 10% increase. Many people are also struggling to find employment and housing, so they may need to move to another location during bankruptcy. What if you find a job in another state? Can you move out of state while in Chapter 7 … Read More

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Is It Better To Declare Bankruptcy or Debt Consolidation?

When you are overwhelmed by debt, you may start to wonder if declaring bankruptcy or pursuing debt consolidation is the better option. Both strategies aim to provide relief, but they work very differently. Understanding the key aspects of each can help you determine what is better, bankruptcy or debt consolidation, for your situation. The Pros … Read More

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Chapter 13 and Car Loans

Financial challenges can be overwhelming, and seeking relief through Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a viable option for many. As you think about filing bankruptcy, it’s crucial to understand the interaction between Chapter 13 and car loans. Bankruptcy can impact various aspects of your financial life, including existing car loans.  What is Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?  Chapter … Read More

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Debtor Education Course After Filing for Bankruptcy

Staring down mountains of debt can feel overwhelming. Medical bills, credit cards, payday loans, and struggling businesses – it can seem like the letters and calls from creditors will never stop. Bankruptcy filings for both individuals and businesses are on the rise.  Since 2005, a debtor education course from an approved provider is mandatory for … Read More

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Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Hardship Discharge: Am I Eligible?

Filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a positive step during a challenging time in your life. Instead of fighting with your creditors, you work with them proactively in the bankruptcy process to resolve your debts. In some cases, you may be eligible for a Bankruptcy Hardship Discharge. Chapter 13 bankruptcy involves entering into a reorganization … Read More

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Pros and Cons of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy can provide much-needed relief if you are overwhelmed with debt and struggling to keep up with payments. Under Chapter 13, you repay a portion or all of your debt, allowing you to keep assets like your home or car. While this type of bankruptcy comes with unique advantages, it also … Read More

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Automatic Stay Timeline

When an individual or business files for bankruptcy, an automatic stay immediately goes into effect. This stay halts most collection activities and legal actions against the filer. For debtors, the automatic stay provides critical breathing room to address financial issues under bankruptcy court protection.  What is an Automatic Stay?  An automatic stay refers to the … Read More

Cryptocurrency Bankruptcy

Cryptocurrency Bankruptcy vs. Normal Bankruptcy

In recent years, cryptocurrencies have become incredibly popular, and numerous Indiana residents own different types of digital currencies, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Tether, and more. Unlike other investments, these currencies are decentralized, have no association with centralized banks, and have no physical form, existing purely in the digital realm. With that being said, cryptocurrency bankruptcy has … Read More

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