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executory contract and bankruptcy

What Happens to My Existing Contracts and Leases During Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

Chapter 13 bankruptcy is meant to rebuild your financial life. Filing for bankruptcy not only stops creditor harassment, it forces you to decide which executory contracts and leases you might want to retain. From the lease on your apartment to an agreement on equipment for your business, they are reviewed as part of a Chapter … Read More

unexpected money loss

How Can I Handle Unexpected Debt in Bankruptcy?

Sometimes unexpected expenses just find you. If you are going through a bankruptcy, how you handle bills that you accumulate after your bankruptcy is filed can be the difference between a successful bankruptcy and continuing debt issues. Debts incurred after your case filing date are not included in your bankruptcy case. They are not discharged … Read More

life insurance and bankruptcy

Will I Lose My Life Insurance and Death Benefits in Bankruptcy?

If you become eligible to inherit money or property in the six months following your bankruptcy filing, the proceeds are considered assets of your bankruptcy estate and can be used to help pay your creditors back. Despite sounding straightforward, the rules governing exemption for these life insurance policies and benefits are complicated. Unless protected, they … Read More

bankruptcy and home insurance

Once I File for Bankruptcy, Do I Need Home or Auto Insurance?

Filing for bankruptcy can help alleviate the stress of overwhelming debt. It does not mean everything in your life is put on hold. Keeping your home and car insurance up-to-date is imperative, and, in many cases, required. Insurance protects you during bankruptcy and after your case is discharged. Whether you are going through Chapter 7 … Read More

coerced debt

What is Coerced Debt and Can Bankruptcy Help?

  There are close to two million victims of domestic violence each year. Abusers dish out physical damage on their spouses, as well as financial distress. The exploitative partner uses the victim’s financial situation to punish and control them. They make it impossible for the victim to leave or begin again. The legal community can … Read More

can bankruptcy affect citizenship?

Will My Citizenship Be Denied If I File for Bankruptcy?

If you are applying to become a citizen of the United States, congratulations! Applying for citizenship does not hinge on having a spotless financial record. The main criterium is that you be of “good moral character.” A United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agent will determine for you what defines a “good moral character.” Your … Read More

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