Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Changed Bankruptcy?

Thursday, July 15th, 2021

The COVID-19 global pandemic has affected many areas of life, including bankruptcies. If you’re considering bankruptcy, understanding how the pandemic has affected the process may help you determine if it’s the right move for you. Because most of these changes are temporary, you may decide you need to file now in order to take advantage...  read more

Can You File Bankruptcy While Unemployed?

Thursday, June 24th, 2021

One of the most common questions people ask is if they can file for bankruptcy if they have lost their jobs. Without a steady income, it’s easy to quickly fall behind on financial obligations and find bankruptcy as your only choice. Fortunately, yes, many people do declare bankruptcy while they are unemployed. There are a...  read more

Is Bankruptcy the Right Move During the Pandemic?

Monday, March 15th, 2021

Over the past year, the COVID-19 global pandemic has affected billions of people around the world. Many of these people have lost their jobs and have faced being evicted or having their home foreclosed upon. This has led many people to wonder if it’s time to declare bankruptcy. However, before you do, there are a...  read more

What Are the Consequences of Bankruptcy Fraud?

Friday, February 26th, 2021

If you accidentally make a mistake on your bankruptcy forms or forgot an asset, it may delay your case, but it won’t send you to jail or get you fined. However, if you intentionally leave out assets or other information that impacts your case, you can be found guilty of bankruptcy fraud. This is a...  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

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

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

Conditions to Meet to Discharge IRS Tax Debt Through Bankruptcy

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

While many people will tell you that you cannot discharge any tax debt through bankruptcy, the truth is that it’s not impossible, just more difficult than discharging other types of debt. There are some situations where you can discharge some or all of your tax debt during the bankruptcy period, but you must meet specific...  read more