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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

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

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How Long Does a Bankruptcy Stay on Your Credit Report?

If you are thinking of filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, or if you have already filed, you may be concerned about how long the bankruptcy will stay on your credit report. There is a simple answer to this: It will stay on for ten years if you filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy and … Read More

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What You Need to Know About Medical Bankruptcy

As medical costs continue to soar in the U.S., up to 62% of bankruptcies now include significant medical debt. A health event like an accident, disease, or surgery can bury someone in a mountain of medical bills. Many people are turning to medical bankruptcy, which is a bankruptcy that wipes out all bills related to … Read More

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How are Medical Bills Treated in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

Anyone on social media is bound to have seen numerous posts or crowdfunding pleas from friends or friends of friends who are faced with insurmountable medical debts. In fact, 8 million people have started a campaign for themselves or for a family member, and 12 million people have started a campaign for a friend or … Read More

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What is Zombie Debt?

When you’re deeply in debt, it feels as if debt collectors are always at your heels, grabbing at you for money. Bankruptcy finally frees you from this burden and allows you to shed old debt. But certain debts just refuse to die. They rise from the dead and come back to haunt you again, even … 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 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 … Read More

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