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Entries from April 2013

Preparing for Bankruptcy

April 29th, 2013 · No Comments

After months or years of struggling with debt, you have decided that the only way to attain financial relief is to declare bankruptcy. By following these steps, you can ensure that the process goes smoothly from beginning to end. Gather your financial information Your attorney will give you a complete list of things you need […]

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When Should I File for Bankruptcy?

April 16th, 2013 · No Comments

While each individual’s financial situation is unique, there are valid reasons that cause one to consider filing bankruptcy. In many of these cases, this is the wisest course of action to take. This is not to say that bankruptcy is a decision that should be made lightly. A person considering bankruptcy needs to understand there […]

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Know Your Rights: Stop Creditor Calls

April 11th, 2013 · No Comments

Declaring bankruptcy can be a humiliating and distressing experience for people.  People who have made the decision to file for bankruptcy do not need to suffer the added stress of creditor calls. Creditors can be relentless in calling individuals who have fallen behind on payments.  You may receive multiple calls at your home and work […]

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Pre-Bankruptcy Credit Counseling

April 8th, 2013 · No Comments

The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) of 2005 made major changes to previous bankruptcy law. Among these changes, BAPCPA added the requirement that debtors receive pre-bankruptcy credit counseling from an approved credit counselor within 180 days of filing for bankruptcy. After attending the mandatory counseling, the counseling organization issues a certificate as […]

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Post-Filing Financial Education

April 4th, 2013 · No Comments

In 2005, congress passed the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA), which made major changes to existing bankruptcy law. One of these changes included the addition of a requirement that debtors receive post-bankruptcy financial education from an approved credit counselor or counseling organization. After meeting this education requirement the attendee is issued a […]

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