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Is Bankruptcy Right for You

Bankruptcy may be the fastest and easiest way to deal with your debt problems. If you do not have a better way to handle your debt, bankruptcy can give you protection from your creditors. Bankruptcy is a legal proceeding where you will want to get professional help to...

Hiring a Bankruptcy Attorney

Just like most other services, filing bankruptcy will cost money. An avoidable cost will be filing the legal forms and having them processed by the officers of the court. Fees vary by state and the type of bankruptcy you are filing. Attorney fees also vary by the type...

A Trustee in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

A trustee will be assigned to your case within a few days of filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy. The court will send a Notice of Appointment of Trustee, providing the name, address and phone number of the trustee assigned to your case. The notice may also list any financial...

Automatic Stay in Bankruptcy

The automatic stay prevents most creditors, collection agencies or any other party seeking to collect a debt from you to contact you. By law, they must stop all collection attempts from you, this includes: ∙ Phone calls ∙ Letters ∙ Liens ∙ Wage garnishments ∙ Lawsuits...

Co-Debtors and Bankruptcy

When you file bankruptcy, the court will want to know if anyone else could be responsible for the debt you are attempting to discharge. They may look for these other parties, called co-debtors, in attempts to collect amounts unpaid by your discharge. Some of your...

Married Filing Bankruptcy

If you and your spouse are considering filing bankruptcy, there may be barriers you didn’t know about. For instance, if you did not obtain a license and go through a ceremony, the federal government may not consider you married. For many couples, it may be beneficial...