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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

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Second Mortgage Lien Stripping With Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Chapter 13 bankruptcy offers the option of lien stripping. Lien stripping can eliminate junior liens, such as second or third mortgages. If you’re filing or considering filing for Chapter 13, you need to be aware of the process and advantages of lien stripping. Chapter 13 lien stripping can be beneficial to your financial situation and … 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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Can Social Security Overpayments be Discharged in Bankruptcy?

It would be reassuring to think that government agencies never make mistakes, but like all huge entities–sometimes they do. The Social Security Administration sometimes makes the mistake of overpaying people so often that they have a formal procedure to follow when it happens, including forms ready to go when it is discovered. Old Age and … 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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Bankruptcy Reform Bill and Student Loans

Student loan debt is one of the heaviest burdens on today’s society. Those in their 30’s and 40’s who would typically have bought homes and new cars and even started families at this point are years behind previous generations in those areas. Instead, they are buried under crippling debt, unable even to fathom the possibility … 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

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