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Bankruptcy and Renting an Apartment
One of the most common questions I receive is related to, “renting after bankruptcy” The short answer to this question is, “well, it depends…”. This usually means the answer is long and somewhat complicated. Filing for bankruptcy can impact many things and the ability to rent a new apartment after your bankruptcy case is one...
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It is common for a person filing for bankruptcy to have many different credit cards. There is a belief in the public that they can “keep” a credit card through their bankruptcy case. During most consultations, the question often arises, “Can I keep one of my credit cards out of bankruptcy?”  A fundamental rule in...
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I have recently  been alerted by several previous clients of a certain scam.  The sad truth is that scams are everywhere, especially scams through the phone,…so everyone has to be on high alert.  Several of my previous clients from years ago, have informed me that they have been contacted by people over the phone wherein...
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You have received your discharge and your bankruptcy case was a success. Now, your focus should be to rebuild credit after bankruptcy. Many people file for bankruptcy, receive a successful discharge, and neglect to take positive action to rebuild their credit.  But neglecting to rebuild your credit after bankruptcy will in essence be throwing away...
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Over the past 5 years, debt consolidation companies have exploded in popularity. One of the most common questions we receive during consultations is, “Why should I file for bankruptcy when I can do debt consolidation?” First, it is important to clarify what kind of programs constitute debt consolidation. For us, debt consolidation companies are usually...
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Your bankruptcy case is filed and now you are waiting for your Meeting of Creditors; aka 341(a) hearing.  What happens at the meeting of creditors? The Meeting of Creditors [also known as: section 341(a) meeting] is a requirement in every bankruptcy case.  It’s generally the only hearing that a debtor has to attend during their...
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There are two different types of bankruptcy cases that most people (consumers) file for: Liquidation Chapter 7 bankruptcy and Reorganization Chapter 13 Bankruptcy.  Chapter 7 bankruptcy is the most common type of bankruptcy filed in the United States by a very large margin.  A common question we get is, how long does a Chapter 7...
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Our office conducts many free bankruptcy consultations each day.  By a very large margin, the most common question we get is: “Will I Lose My Car If I File Bankruptcy?”  The short answer is no, you will not lose your car.  In fact, I don’t remember a single case we’ve done where a debtor’s car...
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How Quickly Will My Garnishment Stop After I File Bankruptcy?  Bankruptcy has the power to stop wage garnishment.  Filing bankruptcy technically stops it immediately upon filing through the Automatic Stay.  However, the practical considerations of stopping a wage garnishment shows us that the process is usually a bit longer.  In most cases, several steps must...
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670 Credit Score 6 Months After Bankruptcy! One of the main issues when considering bankruptcy, is bankruptcy’s effect on your credit score. I have talked to thousands of people over the years and the most commonly held belief is that your credit will be absolutely ruined for 10 years if you file bankruptcy. This is...
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