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February 2017 Archives

What is debt reaffirmation?

A Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding can be a complicated matter, and each case must be handled with care and precision. In some cases, a debtor may choose to work out a specific deal with a secured creditor that allows him or her to keep a certain piece of property. This process is known as debt reaffirmation and must be undertaken very carefully.

Chapter 7 bankruptcy discharge, how does it work?

Ohio residents who are facing significant monetary struggles may be able to file for bankruptcy in order to get the fresh financial starts that they desire. For those who qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings in particular, all qualifying debts are eligible for discharge if they receive court approval.

Man hides bankruptcy assets, gets jail time

Bankruptcy offers an incredible, life-changing opportunity to create a clean slate in your personal and professional life and create a fresh start for yourself. However, it must be undertaken with great sobriety and executed painstakingly, or else you may face serious legal consequences.

Medical debt is the most common cause of bankruptcy

The past year has proven without a doubt that the country is deeply divided on nearly every political and social issue that America currently faces. If there is anything that it seems like everyone can agree on, one way or another, it is that the cost medical care in our country is simply astronomical. While this is not the forum for determining exactly how to fix this issue, it is worth acknowledging that medical expenses are the number one leading cause for bankruptcy filings in the nation. If you have had your life devastated by medical debt, you can take some comfort in knowing that you are by no means alone.

What is the Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act?

When it seems that life is assaulting us on all sides, it can be difficult to maintain perspective, or even to identify all the options we have available for relief. When considering bankruptcy, those who serve in the military may be eligible for extra protections that strict civilians do not have available. Specifically, the Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act offers some specific protections and privileges that can help make a bankruptcy process more effective and less painful altogether.