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There aren't many things more intimidating than looking at a bank statement and realizing you don't have a dime to your name--despite your best efforts. I found myself in this precarious situation about a year ago, and I didn't know what to do next. I realized that if I didn't make some serious changes and fast, I would be in even more trouble with the law, so I started moving towards making some changes that would actually help. I met with a bankruptcy attorney, and we talked about how to wipe the slate clean. WIthin a few months, things were better. Read more about bankruptcy on my blog.

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Married But Not Filing Bankruptcy Jointly: What To Know
27 September 2021

When financial troubles become too much to bear, s

How To Help Your Bankruptcy Lawyer With Supporting Documentation
11 May 2021

When a bankruptcy lawyer sends a case to the court

What Assets Could You Lose In A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case?
28 October 2020

One of the tradeoffs you face when filing for Chap

Filing for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy? What You Need to Know
4 August 2020

It can happen to anyone. A few bad financial decis

Want To Adopt? How To Handle Past Or Present Bankruptcy
28 April 2020

The process of adoption is a long and usually comp

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Married But Not Filing Bankruptcy Jointly: What To Know

When financial troubles become too much to bear, some decide to file chapter 7 bankruptcy. If you are married, though, you have the choice to file jointly or not. Depending on where you live, you might want to file jointly to gain certain benefits. On the other hand, there are no laws that say your spouse has to be negatively impacted by your own filing unless they also want to gain the same financial fresh start. Read More 

How To Help Your Bankruptcy Lawyer With Supporting Documentation

When a bankruptcy lawyer sends a case to the court, they are committing to provide supporting documentation very soon thereafter. Fortunately, a client is often able to offer a bankruptcy attorney with a lot of help in providing documentation. You can help your lawyer with the documentation process in these four ways. Tax Returns A judge will want to see the tax returns for at least the last two years you have filed. Read More 

What Assets Could You Lose In A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case?

One of the tradeoffs you face when filing for Chapter 7 is the potential loss of your assets. Lawyers and courts call Chapter 7 the "liquidation branch" of bankruptcy because people who use it may have to give up some of their things. If you are thinking about filing, you might wonder about which assets you could lose. Your lawyer can help you determine which assets you might have to surrender, and here are several vital things to know before filing. Read More 

Filing for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy? What You Need to Know

It can happen to anyone. A few bad financial decisions, unexpected medical bills, and other financial issues can lead to more debt than you can afford. If working with your creditors is not enough, bankruptcy is likely going to be the right option for your needs. Bankruptcy can help you get back on the right financial path. If you are filing for personal bankruptcy, there is more than one option. However, chances are you will be filing for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Read More 

Want To Adopt? How To Handle Past Or Present Bankruptcy

The process of adoption is a long and usually complicated time for families. You must overcome challenges ranging from building a loving home to following a myriad of legal rules. But what if you are dealing with an additional financial problem during this time as well? Should you consider bankruptcy while considering or executing an adoption? Here are a few answers. Does Bankruptcy Prevent Adoption? Bankruptcy, as with other financial issues, doesn't automatically rule out an adoption. Read More