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Monday, December 21, 2020

What Happens at a Bankruptcy Hearing?


Even those who may have some familiarity with bankruptcy and what it can accomplish may not know what bankruptcy proceedings actually look like. As the bankruptcy filer, will you be expected in court to appear before the bankruptcy judge? Are court proceedings formal? Will you need to speak to them? The unknown can be stressful and the thought of personal involvement in formal court bankruptcy hearings can be intimidating, to say the least. Fortunately, many should be relieved to hear that the majority of individual bankruptcy filers will never have to go before the judge for a formal hearing. What, however, happens at the hearings that filers will have to attend?

What Happens at a Bankruptcy Hearing?

Again, most individual bankruptcy filers will never have to go before the bankruptcy judge. That being said, all filers are required to attend at least one official meeting during bankruptcy proceedings.
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Thursday, December 17, 2020

Will Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Discharge All of My Debts?


Are you feeling like you are in the midst of a personal financial crisis? Do you have more bills coming in than you do money to cover them? If so, Chapter 7 bankruptcy may provide you with the financial relief you need. Filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy results in the discharge of a wide range of debts. This is different from Chapter 13 bankruptcy where the end result is being put on a payment plan to help manage your debts.
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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

What Is BAPCPA?


Over the years, laws change. New laws can come into play and have a substantial impact on people and important issues. In 2005, the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) was enacted. This important piece of legislation made major revisions to the U.S.


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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

What Are the Advantages (and Disadvantages) of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?


It can be very difficult deciding on whether or not you should declare bankruptcy. There are many significant advantages to filing bankruptcy and it gives many people a fresh financial start that would otherwise not have been within reach. It is not, however, without its disadvantages. The disadvantages of bankruptcy can vary depending on what type of bankruptcy is filed. While most individuals seem to want to pursue


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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Can You Keep Stocks in Bankruptcy?


Many in the U.S. are suffering financially as the economy continues to struggle. These are tough times for many and more and more people may be finding that their debt has grown to unmanageable levels. They may seek bankruptcy protection to seek some financial relief.


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Thursday, October 15, 2020

What Should I Ask My Bankruptcy Attorney?


The bankruptcy process can provide some much-needed relief from staggering financial pressure. Sometimes, for any number of reasons, we find ourselves struggling with things like making minimum payments on our outstanding debt obligations. When this happens, bankruptcy might be the key to a brighter financial future.


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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Will the COVID-19 Pandemic Lead to a Flood of Bankruptcy Filings?


If you have seen the news at all lately, it appears to be more doom and gloom than usual. The COVID-19 pandemic persists. The economy is in a major slump. The impacts of social distancing measures imposed on business who have been able to reopen in the midst of the pandemic has had lasting impacts and businesses continue to struggle. Job loss has been rampant as a result.


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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

What Are the Most Common Reasons for Bankruptcy Filings?


Sometimes, even despite our best planning and efforts, we fall into financial difficulty. While scary to think about, it really can happen to anyone. When this happens, you may be unable to keep up with the minimum payments on your outstanding debt obligations.


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Monday, August 31, 2020

How Much Does it Cost to File Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Ohio?


One of the most commonly asked questions relating to bankruptcy is, how much does it cost? This is understandable given that those seeking bankruptcy are in difficult financial situations and are turning to bankruptcy for some relief. Here, we will discuss the expenses associated with filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Ohio.

How Much Does it Cost to File Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Ohio?

There are several fees associated with filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Ohio that you should be aware of.
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Sunday, August 30, 2020

Rebuilding Your Credit After Bankruptcy


Bankruptcy can sound intimidating. It can, however, be an important lifeline for those struggling with meeting outstanding debt obligations. One thing people you may hear when others caution you about bankruptcy is the hit to your credit that you will incur. This may not be as dire as others make it sound. The benefits of bankruptcy can change a person’s life.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Will Bankruptcy Discharge My Student Loan Debt?


People across the U.S. are struggling under massive amounts of student loan debt. With aggressive interest rates that rival those of mortgages and credit cards, this seemingly insurmountable pile of debt acquired by seeking an education can only get worse over time. It is no wonder that many people want to know whether bankruptcy will discharge student loan debt.


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