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Can I Pay Off My Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Plan Early

Can I Pay Off My Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Plan Early

Most people enter into bankruptcy because they are experiencing financial hardship. However, though a person can be struggling at the time they file, this does not mean it isn’t possible for their financial situation to greatly improve while they are still paying off their Chapter 13 bankruptcy plan.  If you do find yourself having more … Read More

Tricks to Know When Trying to Improve Your Credit Score

Tricks to Know When Trying to Improve Your Credit Score

Though bankruptcy is often one of the best ways to get out of debt, it can damage your credit score after filing. However, despite what many believe, this is not a permanent situation, and you can regain good standing with your credit. There are tricks to know though when trying to improve your credit score. … Read More

What Happens to Investment Real Estate in Bankruptcy?

What Happens to Investment Real Estate in Bankruptcy?

Filing for bankruptcy is an important step for many individuals looking to overcome debts. Many people considering this option wonder what will happen to their investment real estate if they file. Your investment real estate’s outcome depends entirely on whether you file for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Investment Real Estate in Chapter 7 … Read More

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Building Credit During Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Filing for chapter 13 bankruptcy can seem like a daunting task, but it’s often the right move for those who are facing foreclosure, repossession, or have exorbitant debts. If you’re thinking of filing for chapter 13 bankruptcy, you may have questions regarding how it will impact your credit score. In this blog, we discuss how … Read More

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How to Handle Collection Calls

When you hire Sawin & Shea for your bankruptcy, we give you a phone script that helps you handle collection calls. After you retain the firm, creditors must stop calling you once they have notice of our representation. During your bankruptcy, bill collectors are required to follow certain rules for phone calls and other communications, … Read More

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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 … Read More

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Could I Get Audited by the IRS Because I Filed for Bankruptcy?

It is difficult to predict exactly when or if the Internal Revenue Service of the United States might audit you, which could subject you to a rigorous financial examination. At Sawin & Shea, we sometimes encounter people who are filing for bankruptcy and worry whether doing so will trigger an IRS audit. So, let’s look … Read More

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If I File For Bankruptcy, What Happens To My Credit Rating?

At Sawin & Shea, our clients are often concerned about having low credit scores. They wonder if bankruptcy will make the situation worse. On the contrary, bankruptcy can actually improve your credit and get you back on your feet financially. Here’s how an Indiana bankruptcy can help re-establish your credit. Will Bankruptcy Ruin My Credit … Read More

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How Do I Stop The Sheriff From Selling My Home In Indiana?

When your house is being sold at a sheriff’s sale, you’re at a critical time where you stand to lose your home forever. Here’s what many people don’t realize: Up until a certain point, you can stop a sheriff’s sale from happening and keep your home. The key is to act as quickly as possible. … Read More

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What Financial Red Flags Tell Me I Should Consider Bankruptcy?

Certain red flags signal an urgent need for you to pay attention to your bill paying, budgeting and bottom line. When these unmistakable signs are present, it’s time to investigate your options for bankruptcy and start making a new plan for your financial future. Could bankruptcy be the right choice for you? Take a closer … Read More

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