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How Can I Eliminate Tax Debts In Bankruptcy?

One of the things that people hear about bankruptcy is that it usually doesn’t discharge some debts owed to the government, like taxes. Even if you have a large burden of tax debt that is making it extremely difficult to reconcile your finances, bankruptcy can’t always help. However, here is some good news: You actually [...]

What Does a Chapter 13 Repayment Plan Look Like?

It’s a smart choice to file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Your bankruptcy plan will allow you to catch up on payments and settle your debts while giving you a chance to keep your home treasured belongings. If you have a job but you’re struggling to make your payments every month, Chapter 13 can help. In [...]

What Are My Repayment Obligations Under Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

When you’re considering Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you’re also wondering how much of your debt you’d be obligated to pay back. Plus, you need to know how much time and paperwork it will take. Let’s take a look at a debtor’s obligations under Chapter 13 bankruptcy. This could be an excellent choice for you, depending on [...]

What Debts Will Remain After A Chapter 13 Discharge?

Chapter 13 bankruptcy can wipe out most kinds of debts and leave you with a much brighter financial picture. But Chapter 13 can’t discharge all types of debt you’ve taken on. Some debts will remain after your bankruptcy, although you’ll be in a much better position to handle them. Here’s a closer look at how [...]

What Can I Do About Creditor Harassment?

After you file for bankruptcy, it is illegal for your creditors to continue contacting you and asking for payments. The U.S. Bankruptcy Code, Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) all prohibit certain types of creditor behavior and are tools for consumers to [...]

Will Everyone Know If I File for Bankruptcy?

If you are worried that people will know you’re filing for bankruptcy, let’s put your mind at ease. The widespread publishing of bankruptcy filings in local newspapers is a thing of the past. In fact, look closely at any bankruptcy notices that do appear in your local newspaper. If anything appears at all they are [...]

By |2020-06-29T13:51:00-04:00June 11th, 2020|Bankruptcy Basics, Bankruptcy Law|0 Comments

Car Repossessions During the COVID-19 Crisis

https://youtu.be/gdVWshe9FAo Transcript Hi, I'm Andrew Sawin, an attorney at Sawin and Shea Bankruptcy Law Office. I'm here to talk to you today about repossessions. I know currently with this current COVID-19 crisis, many car lenders have voluntarily suspended repossessions. This is voluntary. There is no state mandate keeping them from repossessing cars. As you [...]

Are Women More Likely to File for Bankruptcy Than Men?

Each year, about one out of every 55 U.S. households will include someone filing for bankruptcy. Within those households, women are more likely to file for bankruptcy than men, but only slightly so. According to the debt education organization Debt.org, about 48% of bankruptcy filers are men and 52% are women. The reasons vary. Read [...]

By |2020-06-29T14:59:19-04:00March 2nd, 2020|Bankruptcy Basics, Bankruptcy Law, Debt Relief|0 Comments

Can I File for Bankruptcy More Than Once?

Close to half a million Americans file for bankruptcy each year and about 8% of them are pursuing bankruptcy for the second time. In fact, about 16% of all bankruptcy cases involve people who have filed more than once. Filing for bankruptcy a second time is allowed, with some important limitations. So if you’re curious [...]

What are the Truths and the Myths of Bankruptcy?

Almost 500,000 Americans file for bankruptcy every year and 95.5% of bankruptcies are discharged, meaning the person is no longer legally required to pay back most of their debts. Despite how common and effective bankruptcy is, there are still some persistent myths about bankruptcy that are hard to dispel. Let’s take a look at the [...]