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The Wall Street Journal is reporting talks are under way to allow private student loans to be discharged in a bankruptcy.  Currently all student loans are very difficult to discharge in bankruptcy and only a very few actually qualify for a discharge.  When a person files for bankruptcy, they should be given a clean slate...
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March 2012 The economy appears to be in recovery mode.  According to the New York Times more and more people are staring to pay their mortgages on time.  Before the current recession only about 5% of all mortgages were delinquent.  At the height of the recession over 12% of all mortgages were delinquent.  Currently, the...
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A few months ago American Airlines filed for bankruptcy.  Many people fear bankruptcy and see it as the death of their financial lives.  What they do not realize is that bankruptcy is the best route to get a fresh start and their finances in order.  American Airlines predicts the same.  The Los Angeles Times reports:...
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An article in the Los Angeles Times today told of a San Bernardino family who was able to win back their house. The foreclosure was rescinded.  Now it is up to her and Bank of America to come to a settlement on the loan terms.  Here is an excerpt from the article:   Foreclosure commonly...
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Did you that foreclosure defense is a big developing area of the law?  But what exactly is foreclosure defense?  Foreclosure defense is essentially fighting every aspect of home foreclosure. It usually begins with a lawsuit filed against the bank that owns the note on your house.  The lawsuit is based upon the contention that the...
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Chapter 7 vs Chapter 13 Bankruptcy When you are considering filing for bankruptcy, it is important that you know the difference between chapter 7 vs chapter 13 bankruptcy.  Each has its advantages and disadvantages and each has its requirements for qualification.  A person may qualify for one and not for the other, and in some...
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What happens at a 341(a) meeting? A 341(a) meeting (also known as the meeting of creditors) is required when you file bankruptcy.  Approximately 4 to 6 weeks after you file bankruptcy, you will be required to attend a 341(a) meeting. In every bankruptcy case, the 341(a) meeting is probably the most stressful event for the...
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Bankruptcy is a powerful tool.  It has the power to discharge most of your debts.  But some debts generally are not discharged.  The most common debts that are not discharged through bankruptcy are domestic support obligations (child support and spousal support-alimony), taxes, student loans, and debts incurred through fraud.  Each has specific rules in bankruptcy....
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Do you have old debts that have been stalking you for years?  Credit card companies calling you and threatening you?  It is time to put your past behind you and start off 2012 with a fresh start. I know that its hard to even think about filing for bankruptcy.  You are not the only one...
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Many people file bankruptcy because of a pending lawsuit.  Being personally served with a Summons to go to court can be a daunting experience.  And filing for bankruptcy will put an immediate end to most lawsuits. Many people I speak to are surprised that a credit card company or some other company that now owns...
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