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Can I Add a Creditor After My Bankruptcy is Filed

Can I Add a Creditor After My Bankruptcy is Filed?

Filing for bankruptcy is often a necessary yet scary and confusing process for debtors. No one plans to accumulate so much debt that they can’t pay it back, but things happen. While you may not want to file bankruptcy, it is often the best choice if you are struggling to get by. Though filing for … Read More

What Property Can I Keep After Filing for Bankruptcy

What Property Can I Keep After Filing for Bankruptcy?

The bankruptcy process involves looking at your assets. In a Chapter 7, or liquidation bankruptcy, some of your property may not be protected, and you could lose it. Every state has different property exemption rules. Most Chapter 7 filings are what we call a “no asset” case. However, after you file, a bankruptcy trustee will … Read More

Should I File for Bankruptcy Before or After the Holidays?

It’s that time of year again—the holidays will be here before you know it. Though this time is joyous for many, the financial pressure of buying gifts, hosting holiday meals, and spreading cheer can make the holidays stressful for those struggling to make ends meet. If you are struggling financially and feel bankruptcy is the … Read More

Am I Too Old to File for Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy is often a valuable tool for overcoming debts, but it’s not for everyone. The number of individuals filing for bankruptcy has decreased in the last 20 years, but the number of older individuals declaring bankruptcy has increased. One in seven people filing for bankruptcy is older than 65. Many people wonder if they’re too … Read More

The Automatic Stay and Bankruptcy

The Automatic Stay and Bankruptcy

If you are facing overwhelming debt, you may feel like you’re drowning and have no options. However, though bankruptcy can seem scary, it is an option and one that can genuinely help you get back on your feet. There are benefits when you file for bankruptcy that protect you. Many people worry that bankruptcy will … Read More

Utility Bills and Bankruptcy

Utility Bills and Bankruptcy

When you are behind on payments to numerous creditors, you may decide to prioritize some payments over others, such as utility bills. Having your utilities shut off can be a disaster, especially if there are children in the household. So, you may be faced with a difficult decision when it comes to deciding which bills … Read More

Nearly Half of Indiana Facing Medical Debt

Nearly Half of Indiana Facing Medical Debt

Debt is becoming an increasingly serious problem for Indiana residents as well as the rest of the United States. According to surveys conducted by QuoteWizard, almost 80 million Americans have a notable amount of medical debt and 12% of Americans’ income are spent on medical costs. Additionally, around 15% of Americans owe money for medical … Read More

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The CARES Act, Consumer Bankruptcy, and Mortgage Servicing

At the start of 2020, Americans and individuals all over the world were affected by the pandemic. While the government created programs to assist those financially affected—such as the CARES Act—many who were already struggling before the hit of COVID-19 fell even further into debt. Though enacting the CARES Act helped, those dealing with hefty … Read More

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Credit Card Debt and Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy is often a wise choice for those overwhelmed by credit card debt and looking to get back on track and rebuild their finances. Though it can be a scary and stressful process, the benefits of filing for bankruptcy tend to outweigh the detriments. Though it can negatively impact your credit score, many debtors find … Read More

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Can I Put My Property in My Spouse’s Name and File for Bankruptcy?

If you are married and preparing to file for bankruptcy, you may be wondering how it will affect your spouse. While you can file individual bankruptcy, there are still potential consequences for your spouse. Generally, it depends on what joint property you own, whether or not you live in a common-law property state, and which … Read More

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