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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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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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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

Getting Approved for a Loan After Bankruptcy

Many people assume that because they have filed bankruptcy, their credit is ruined, and they will not be able to qualify for any loans. This is not true. There are a number of steps you can take to improve your credit score and to make it likely that you can be approved for a loan. … Read More

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Filing Bankruptcy Without Your Spouse: What Happens to Debts & Property?

If you’re married and considering bankruptcy in Indiana, you’re probably wondering whether you can file alone and how this could impact your spouse. This is one of the most common questions for bankruptcy attorneys. Yes, you can file bankruptcy without your spouse. But there are some important things you should know because bankruptcy can affect … 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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Do You Have to Get Debt Counseling Before Bankruptcy?

Filing for bankruptcy is a process. As part of that process, the bankruptcy law requires that you get a certificate that evidences you did a pre-filing counseling session with an approved agency. Debt counseling (also called credit counseling) is required before you can declare bankruptcy. There is a pre-filing counseling and pre-discharge counseling. What is … Read More

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