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Blog General July 17, 2019

Bankruptcy: Expectations vs. Reality

When people hear the word bankruptcy, they think “fresh start”. While they aren’t completely wrong, it’s generally never that simple. Filing for bankruptcy can be very confusing, time-consuming, and expensive. The two types of bankruptcy an individual can file for personal debt with bankruptcy forms are either chapter 7 or chapter 13. If you own […]

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Blog July 9, 2019

A Quick History of Bankruptcy in America

Chapter 7 bankruptcy and bankruptcy, in general, have never been, and never will be, cut and dry. Even in the early 1800s when the government started writing bankruptcy laws, they hit quite a few snags.  Article 1, section 8 of the U.S. Constitution included the first mention of this kind of law. The founding fathers […]

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Blog General June 20, 2019

Wage Garnishments Explained

Simply put, wage garnishment refers to the deduction of money from an employee’s salary or monetary compensation, often as a result of a court order. The deductions are primarily used to resolve any debts owed by the employee. If you are subject to wage garnishment, it’s imperative that you understand your legal rights and how […]

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Blog General June 12, 2019

Companies That Have Filed for Bankruptcy

Too often, many companies use debt when constructing their capital structure. Perhaps, this is because it has certain merits compared to equity financing. When the debts accumulate, and the business can’t afford to pay back, they choose to file for bankruptcy as an alternative. While some use this as a way to freeze operations completely, […]

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Blog General June 4, 2019

How Much Does It Cost to File Bankruptcy?

The need to declare bankruptcy often comes at a time when money is tight. What’s even more unfortunate is, the process isn’t free – but how much does it cost to file bankruptcy? You’ll need to pay attorney fees, court fees, and, most likely, credit counseling fees. All these can sometimes bump the total cost […]

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Blog General May 24, 2019

Your Options After Pre Foreclosure

Many people embark on the home buying journey thinking it’s a simple process. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. It’s not everyone who finds a dream home. Then gets a loan, pays the house, moves in, starts repaying the mortgage, and lives happily ever after.

a book with the title bankruptcy sits next to a pen and form.

Blog General May 15, 2019

5 Bankruptcy Terms Explained

There’s no denying that filing bankruptcy is a serious financial measure. It can affect your self-image, your reputation, and your future credit. But, it’s sometimes the only remedy to the situation. We have seen companies like General Motors and United Airlines file bankruptcy and continue business as usual. Individuals take the same path and emerge […]

A pen sits on a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy form

Blog General May 6, 2019

All About Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy is a word that when brought about, will trigger an array of mixed reactions. A multitude of people will view it as a stepping stone to financial ruin. People may opt to file for bankruptcy when faced with a financial crisis. The reason for this would be to get debt waivers. The above falls […]

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