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Will Bankruptcy Affect Renting an Apartment?
Things to consider if you plan to rent after bankruptcy. ... READ MORE

Does Bankruptcy Get Rid of Debt?
You can wipe out many types of debt in bankruptcy. ... READ MORE

Does Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Work?
Find out about some of the benefits of filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy. ... READ MORE

Can Bankruptcy Stop Foreclosure?
Learn how long a Chapter 7 or 13 bankruptcy will stop your foreclosure action. ... READ MORE

Going Bankrupt and Starting Again
Get tips about managing your financial life after bankruptcy. ... READ MORE

What Questions Will the Bankruptcy Trustee Ask at the 341 Meeting of Creditors?
At the 341 meeting of creditors, the bankruptcy trustee will ask you to verify the accuracy of the information contained in your bankruptcy petition, as well as ask about any unusual information in your filings. ... READ MORE

Does Bankruptcy Clear State Tax Debt?
Find out what will happen to state tax in bankruptcy. ... READ MORE

Does Bankruptcy Get Rid of Private Student Loans?
Learn what you'll have to prove to rid yourself of private student loan debt in bankruptcy. ... READ MORE

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

 

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The debt MUST be included, and it would be discharged.  However, the lien would remain against the property. For more information, see my article on what happens to mortgages after bankruptcy di ...Read more

  Many people have the mistaken idea that they will lose all their property if they file a bankruptcy case.  NOT TRUE!  There are exemptions allowed for many different assets.  Al ...Read more

No, most courts will not allow this, nor is it necessary.  If your current bank doesn't want to refinance with you, find a different one that will.  This is gamesmanship by your bank so they ...Read more

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Surviving bankruptcy may take time, but many people have recovered and gone on to have financially successful lives. It may take several years to complete the process, but patience and assistance from ... Read more

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

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