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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

What Are Federal Bankruptcy Exemptions?
Learn about the property that you'll be able to protect using the federal bankruptcy exemptions. ... READ MORE

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: How to Keep or Let Go of Secured Property
When you file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you must tell the court and your lender whether you want to keep your secured property, such as a house or car, or let it go back to the bank. Here's how you do it. ... READ MORE

Debt That's Wiped out in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy but Not in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
Chapter 13 bankruptcy allows you to discharge more debts than a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. ... READ MORE

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Exemptions: What Property Can I Keep?
When you file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you can exempt (keep) the property you need to live and work, such as furniture, clothing and an inexpensive car. ... READ MORE

 

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The filing is not a problem.  The issue is the success of a plan, and what you intend to do.  Also, if the creditor is the bank, you might do better outside of bankruptcy, as there are no tr ...Read more

Perhaps you signed a personal guaranty of the debt incurred by the coporation.  Also, if the creditor filed suit to obtain a judgment and named you in the suit and you did not answer the suit, th ...Read more

If your firing is not justified, you might have a claim for wrongful termination.  If you file bankruptcy after being fired and you have a claim against the employer, you will have to list it as ...Read more

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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

Two birds with one stone

A bankruptcy will discharge individuals of most judgments, but not all. Certain claims may be excepted from a debtor’s bankruptcy discharge based on how the claim arose. For example, claims &#82 ... Read more

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