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When Business Owners Fall Into Debt

As a business owner there are a lot of risks that you take. When hard times come you are often the one that takes the majority of the fall or are put in the position of fixing any problems. Owning a ...
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Fewer Bankruptcy Filings May Not Necessarily Indicate an Improving Economy

After a steady increase over the past several years, the number of bankruptcy filings in the U.S. is finally on the decline, although this may not necessarily indicate that the economy is improving. ...
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Lessening the Impact Bankruptcy Has on Your Credit Score

Although it is certainly true that bankruptcy may negatively affect a filer's credit score, sometimes for years after the discharge, there are steps that a debtor can take to lessen the impact. ...
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The Harsh Consequences of Lies in Bankruptcy Court

One of the most important things to remember as a borrower filing for bankruptcy protection is that you must be completely honest in all dealing with the bankruptcy court. These are legal proceedings, ...
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U.S. Bankruptcy Filings Rise 20% in 2010

Everyone is aware that the United States has been in a recession. Unemployment has been high and spending has been low. New figures, however, make the recession even more scary. From June 2009 to June ...
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MGM Studios Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc., also known as MGM Studios, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in a federal court in Manhattan. The entertainment studio, which is famous for such movie classics as James ...
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My Spouse is Filing Bankruptcy. Is it Best to File Alone or Together?

This question is a difficult one to answer without knowing your entire financial situation, whether you are looking to file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, as well as what assets and debt you both have. ...
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How is an Inheritance Treated in a Bankruptcy Case?

How the bankruptcy Trustee treats an inheritance in your case depends on when you became entitled to receive it and what type of bankruptcy you are filing. If you've filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, ...
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What Does a Forgiven Bankruptcy Mean?

A forgiven bankruptcy means that the debtor's debts have been discharged (forgiven). Credit card accounts and medical bills are types of debt that are forgiven in bankruptcy. Unfortunately, not all ...
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Watch Me Wednesday: Legal Assistance

Debtors are strongly encouraged to find competent legal counsel. Even if you cannot afford to pay an attorney, you may be able to qualify for free or discounted legal services.
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Can I Obtain a Credit Report for Someone Who has Passed Away?

If your spouse has passed away or your are the executor of the estate or have the power of attorney for the deceased, then you may obtain a copy of the credit report. Write a letter to the 3 major ...
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Watch Me Wednesday: The Discharge

Debtors are usually able to discharge most or all of their debts. Once a debt is discharged, a creditor may not attempt to collect it from the debtor.
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Watch Me Wednesday: Court Hearings

In some cases, a debtor may be required to appear at hearings before a bankruptcy judge.
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Are Minors Responsible For Any Debt They Incur?

In general, debts incurred through contract by a minor are voidable. They do not hold in court because most states, including NY, do not hold minors legally capable of a binding contract, unless it is ...
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Watch Me Wednesday: Creditors' Meetings

Every debtor is required to appear at a creditors' meeting conducted by a trustee who asks the debtor questions about the debtor's financial condition and gives creditors the opportunity to do the ...
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What Happens If My Bankruptcy Case Is Not Dismissed?

That's OK! You don't want your case to be dismissed. What bankruptcy filers typically seek is called a "discharge" of their case and its associated debts. There are big differences between a dismissal ...
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Can Filing Bankruptcy Immediately Unfreeze my Bank Account?

Yes, filing either a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy will result in an unfreezing of your bank accounts once the bank receives all of the paperwork. Filing for bankruptcy will also stop any wage ...
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Watch Me Wednesday: Court Hearings

In some cases, a debtor may be required to appear at hearings before a bankruptcy judge.
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Can I Sell Anything I Own Prior to a Bankruptcy?

The quick answer is NO! Nothing good can come from doing this. If you owe money to family and friends, and pay them back, the courts will find out and take the money back to pay your creditors. If you ...
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Watch Me Wednesday: Creditors' Meetings

Every debtor is required to appear at a creditors' meeting conducted by a trustee who asks the debtor questions about the debtor's financial condition and gives creditors the opportunity to do the ...
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There is Life After Bankruptcy

We recently came across an article in The Daily News about life after bankruptcy. It has some useful information and we thought we would share it with our readers. You can read the article here. Are ...
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How Does a Creditor Get Reimbursed During Bankruptcy?

In order to get reimbursed during a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, a creditor needs to file a proof of claim to the court. A proof of claim can be a contract, invoice or other document that shows a debt is ...
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Watch Me Wednesday: Types of Bankruptcy

There are three main types of bankruptcy cases for individuals, the most common of which are chapter 7 and chapter 13.
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Do My Bills Need to be Current to File Bankruptcy?

No. Often times, debt collectors tell you on the phone that you cannot file bankruptcy until you pay them to get current. Don't listen to them. These people are not working for you, Think about it, ...
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If I Intend to Keep Paying For My Home, Do I Have to List It?

The straightest answer we can give is YES! You must list EVERYTHING you own when you file bankruptcy, even when (and especially if) you intend on keeping it. Even though people sometimes file ...
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