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How to Survive the Holidays During Bankruptcy

How to Survive the Holidays During Bankruptcy

The holidays are here once again. And although this is a season of joy, it’s also a time of overwhelming financial stress. If you’re struggling with crippling debt this holiday season, filing for bankruptcy may be your best option for getting your finances back on track.   Fortunately, filing for bankruptcy offers debt relief to help … Read More

What If My Income Increases During Chapter 13?

What If My Income Increases During Chapter 13?

Filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy can be both challenging and stressful. Although filing can help you eventually become debt free, the process itself can be confusing.  One common question that filers have regarding the Chapter 13 process involves income increases and whether they affect payment plans. An increase in income will likely impact your Chapter … Read More

What You Should Know About Debt Collectors

What You Should Know About Debt Collectors

If, like many, you are struggling with debt and are behind on payments, you may be stressed out by all of the calls you are receiving from your creditors. While it is normal and expected for debtors to receive calls or notices in the mail or email from their creditors and debt collectors, it is … Read More

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If I File for Bankruptcy, Will My Spending Be Monitored?

It’s normal to have a lot of questions about the process and impact of bankruptcy. Even though there are hundreds of thousands of Americans who file for bankruptcy every year, it is still a pretty mystifying experience for most people. That’s one of the reasons why you should always have someone on your side during … Read More

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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

why do people resist bankruptcy

Why People Resist Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy is a smart, legal, and effective way to wipe out a mountain of old debts. Yet, it still has a stigma that makes many people avoid it. There are many reasons why people resist bankruptcy, but some are based on fiction rather than facts. Maybe you’re avoiding bankruptcy merely because of a mistaken impression … Read More

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Car Payments and Car Repossession

Are you behind on car payments? Is a car repossession looming in your future? Now’s the time to act. Car repossession is one of the many reasons people contact the Indiana bankruptcy attorneys here at Sawin & Shea. Losing your car can completely disrupt your life and work, so you may wonder what you can … Read More

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Why It’s Important to Set Aside and Save Your Collection Letters

Are you receiving collection letters while working with a bankruptcy attorney? Save every single letter, even though you will have a lot of paperwork piling up. Your bankruptcy attorney needs these letters because they could benefit you. Let’s take a look at why you should save collection letters and share them with your attorney. Some … Read More

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