Bankruptcy Law

Is There a Good and a Bad Time to File Bankruptcy?

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

If you have determined that bankruptcy is your best option, you may want to file as soon as you can. In some cases, that is definitely the right move. However, at other times, you may actually want to wait a little bit. Understanding what the best and worst times to file are can help you...  read more

Do I Still Pay All of My Bills During Bankruptcy?

Monday, November 16th, 2020

Declaring bankruptcy doesn’t immediately discharge your debts. In fact, bankruptcy court can take months or, in some cases, even a year or more to fully go through your finances and discharge debt. In the meantime, you still have bills piling up. However, the good news is that some of these bills fall under an automatic...  read more

Things to Avoid Doing Before You File Bankruptcy

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

If you’re thinking about filing for bankruptcy, there are a number of things you should not do in the coming months. Making these mistakes can make your bankruptcy case more complicated, even if you do them without any malicious intent. Don’t Give Away Property or Large Amounts of Money The bankruptcy court doesn’t just look...  read more

How Does Bankruptcy Affect Taxes?

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

If you declare bankruptcy, will that affect your tax return in any way? The answer is yes, it will have an impact on your taxes. The type of bankruptcy you file for will determine what happens with your taxes, especially if you receive a refund. You Must File Taxes While in the Bankruptcy Process First,...  read more

What Debts Are Not Discharged in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

If you’ve decided to file bankruptcy, you’ve likely already looked over your options. For individuals, the most common options are Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. There are differences between these two options, including how debt is handled. Bankruptcy doesn’t simply wipe away all of your debts. If you’re filing for Chapter 7, there are some...  read more

What Are the Disadvantages of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

Filing for Chapter 13 can save you financially. However, like with any bankruptcy tool, you do need to make certain you’re using it correctly. There are some disadvantages to Chapter 13, and sometimes, those disadvantages do outweigh the advantages. If you’re considering bankruptcy, here are some of the disadvantages of Chapter 13 bankruptcy you need...  read more

When Is the Right Time to Declare Bankruptcy?

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

Bankruptcy can be a great tool for handling financial hardship and giving you the fresh start you need. However, most people who file for bankruptcy don’t do so at the right time. This means that while they do benefit from bankruptcy, they don’t get all of its benefits. How do you determine when to file...  read more

Reasons Bankruptcy Is Nothing to be Embarrassed About

Friday, May 15th, 2020

Have you declared bankruptcy? If you have, you may not be in any hurry to admit it. Bankruptcy is often looked down upon. People see it as a sign that you’ve failed, but that’s not necessarily the case. There are many reasons why bankruptcy is nothing to be embarrassed about. Here are a few of...  read more

Everything You May Need to List During a Bankruptcy

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

If you’ve made the decision to file for bankruptcy, one of the early steps is to make a list of all of your assets. However, before you can do that, you need to understand what the court considers assets. You may find that some of the things you own don’t count, but others you assumed...  read more

Stimulus Checks Are Coming Next Week. Could Private Debt Collectors Grab Them?

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

Next week, millions of Americans will begin receiving direct deposits from the federal government as part of the $2 trillion coronavirus rescue package signed by President Trump last month, but in some cases, private debt collectors may still be able to access that money. Here’s what you need to know. Right now, there is no...  read more