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How Often Can I File for Bankruptcy?
If you've filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy previously, you'll have to wait eight years before you’ll be eligible to receive another discharge. ... READ MORE

Does Bankruptcy Affect Child Support?
Find out what happens to a child support obligation when filing for bankruptcy. ... READ MORE

Does Bankruptcy Cover (Wipe Out) Student Loans?
Find out if bankruptcy can help you get rid of student loan debt. ... READ MORE

Does Bankruptcy Wipe Out Tax Debt?
Find out if you can solve your tax problem by filing for bankruptcy. ... READ MORE

Does Bankruptcy Clear Medical Debt?
Find out what happens to medical bills in bankruptcy. ... READ MORE

Will Filing for Bankruptcy Stop a Civil Lawsuit?
Find out what happens if you file for bankruptcy while being sued. ... READ MORE

What Do I Need to Do to Start the Bankruptcy Process?
Find out what it takes to file for bankruptcy. ... READ MORE

How to Choose the Right Bankruptcy Chapter: When Chapter 13 Makes Sense
Chapter 13 bankruptcy might be right for you if you need to save your house, car, or other property; if you have nondischargeable debts, such as past due taxes or support arrearages; or if you've recently filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. ... READ MORE

How to Choose the Right Bankruptcy Chapter: When Chapter 7 Makes Sense
Chapter 7 bankruptcy might be right for you if your income is low; if your debts are the type that will be wiped out; and if you don't own a lot of property. ... READ MORE

How to Protect Property Using Exemptions in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
Learn what you must do to keep your property when you file for bankruptcy. ... READ MORE

 

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If your home is without a mortgage, you can only protect about $44000 of equity (about $56,000 if one of you is oer 65) against joint debts. If your debts are not joint, you are in much better shape. ...Read more

Answer the summons.  Being in consolidation is not a defense.  Many of these companies are scams.  Hopefully yours is not one of them.  Report the situation to the Attorney General ...Read more

Your facts are very convoluted so it's difficult to answer your question. From your facts it seems like you filed a Chapter 13, then a Chapter 7, and then another Chapter 13, but you received a disch ...Read more

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So you want to discharge your student loans

A debtor seeking a COURT ORDER that his/her student loans are dischargeable bears the burden of proving that repayment of the loan will impose an undue hardship.  To obtain this court order the d ... Read more

How can I eliminate my debt for my repossessed van?

Q: I lost my job and suffer from medical conditions. I was behind in payments and just gave up. They took it out of my doctor’s parking lot, and I had to walk home. A: Your options are to defend ... Read more

How can I eliminate my debt for my repossessed van?

Q: I lost my job and suffer from medical conditions. I was behind in payments and just gave up. They took it out of my doctor’s parking lot, and I had to walk home. A: Your options are to defend ... Read more

What is a 341 Meeting?

What is a 341 Meeting? A meeting of the creditors, or a 341 meeting, is something every bankruptcy filer must go through in order to have their debts discharged.  In a nutshell, you will be asked ... Read more

10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CHAPTER 7

1) It is required that you have filed all of your tax returns prior to filing your bankruptcy case. 2) You must identify all deposits in your bank accounts for the past 7 months. 3) You are required t ... Read more

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