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Preferential Payments in Bankruptcy

What are Preferential Payments in Bankruptcy?

Prior to filing for bankruptcy, it is not uncommon for debtors to feel as though they have to make tough decisions regarding which creditors they can pay and which ones they can’t. This is usually because they don’t have the money to pay all of them, so they feel they need to rank which ones … 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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How Often Can I File for Bankruptcy?

Filing for bankruptcy a first time is challenging enough, let alone trying to file a second time. However, for some, debts are often so unmanageable and add up over time that two consecutive bankruptcy filings might be necessary. It’s important to note, however, that using multiple bankruptcies to evade creditors without the intent to follow … 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

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Can I Travel While Filing for Bankruptcy?

The short answer to this question is yes, but with caveats. However, the requirements for Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy are different, so we’ll discuss each of them separately. Chapter 7 In Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, you file papers with the Bankruptcy Court asking for immediate protection from your creditors and ultimately for an elimination … Read More

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Bankruptcy and Your Job

One issue that you may worry about when filing for bankruptcy is whether or not it will affect your employment. In the midst of a stressful financial time when you are having to accept the idea that your finances are changing, it is normal to believe that there is a stigma attached to bankruptcy. Be … Read More

inheritance and bankruptcy

Inheritance and Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy is a dark time during one’s life, and the passing of a loved one can make it even darker. If your loved one left you an inheritance, you may feel immense gratitude amid your grief — a light in your dark world. Unfortunately, there are rules to follow when it comes to inheritance and … Read More

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Short Sales and Bankruptcy

If you are struggling to pay your mortgage and owe more on your house than the house is worth, you have several options. None of these options are miracle cures — they each come with pros and cons worth considering. One of these options is a short sale. This is when a lender agrees to … Read More

debts can't be discharged

Debts That Can’t Be Discharged During Bankruptcy

It’s tempting to believe that filing for bankruptcy is like having a magical wizard wave his wand to make all of your problems disappear. Unfortunately, this isn’t exactly the case. You need to know exactly which debts can be discharged and which debts can’t as you begin the process. Bankruptcy isn’t rare in the Hoosier … Read More

can chapter 13 bankruptcy solve student loans

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and Student Loans

Student loan debt can be crippling. Trying to put money towards a house or a car, as well as paying all of your other bills on top of student loan debt, is often exhausting and can sometimes feel impossible. In America alone, the average student loan debt in 2021 comes to around $1.7 trillion. It’s … Read More

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