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Successful Companies that have Declared Bankruptcy

People are often quick to assume that bankruptcy is a financial death sentence. That is why they often get confused when they hear a major company is filing for bankruptcy but see them continuing to do business. The fact is bankruptcy is not what many people think. Its purpose is to allow conscientious debtors another… Read More »

Debt Relief for Military Personnel

The men and women of our armed forces and their families make huge sacrifices every day to protect our freedoms. And all the while, they still have to run their own financial lives, often from thousands of miles away. This can be especially problematic for service members who are named as defendants in civil actions… Read More »

Student Loans and Bankruptcy

Student debt in America recently crept above one trillion dollars, meaning that Americans now owe more on their student loans than they do on their credit cards. And the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA) changed the rules so that no student loans — public or private — could be discharged… Read More »

What Form of Bankruptcy is the Right Choice for Me?

The correct form of bankruptcy for you depends on the details of your situation. What sort of debt do you have? Bankruptcy law divides debts into two broad categories: secured and unsecured. Secured debts are debts backed by collateral to reduce the risk of lending. For example, a mortgage is a secured debt because your… Read More »

Putting an End to Debt Collector Harassment

Anyone can fall behind on their bills. And creditors certainly have the right to let you know that you are behind on payment and to ascertain whether you intend to pay your bills at all. But creditors do not have the right to harass you in any of the following ways: Using foul or obscene… Read More »

What Should I Bring to My Meeting With My Bankruptcy Attorney?

In life, it’s absolutely important to be prepared. This is also true when preparing to meet with an attorney. If you are considering filing for bankruptcy, your first meeting with your bankruptcy attorney can end up being a big waste of time if you don’t come to the meeting prepared. Following is a list of… Read More »

What is the Role of the Trustee?

During the bankruptcy process, you’ll be working very closely with your bankruptcy lawyer. However, another person you’ll meet is your bankruptcy trustee. The main duty of the trustee is to represent all of your creditors collectively and to administer your estate. Early in your case, the trustee will hold a meeting of creditors, during which… Read More »