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Repeat Bankruptcy Filings: How Often Can you file? An attorney will look-up your previous bankruptcy filing to verify the date. The timelines start with the date of filing not the date of discharge. Waiting Periods Apply to Discharge First, some...
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Rebuilding Credit After Bankruptcy It is possible to rebuild your credit within two years after filing bankruptcy if you are proactive about it. Although the bankruptcy will still show on  your credit well after two years, it is just one...
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Discharge Tax Debts in Bankruptcy Many clients are dealing with significant tax debts. Filing bankruptcy may help resolve these debts. Chapter 7 and Tax Debts Certain tax debts may be discharged in a chapter 7. At a minimum, the applicable...
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What if my spouse doesn’t file bankruptcy with me? It is common for married individuals to file bankruptcy without including their spouse in the petition. An individual bankruptcy will not affect your spouse’s credit. Your credit profile is attached to...
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Tax Refunds and Bankruptcy Will You Lose Your Tax Refund if You File Bankruptcy? Whether the bankruptcy trustee can take a portion of your tax refund depends on several factors. If you have already spent your refund, the trustee cannot...
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Paying for Bankruptcy I am often asked if I accept installment payments. I must inform prospective clients that attorneys are prohibited from demanding payment after a bankruptcy case is filed. Attorneys have been disbarred for this. I keep my overhead...
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Keep Credit Card After Chapter 7 If you have a balance on a credit card at the time you file, you must list that debt on your petition. The bankruptcy laws require that you list all your debts even the...
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Questions to Ask a Bankruptcy Lawyer One of the first questions many clients ask is, “What is your fee?” This is a fair question. Some attorneys charge a minimum flat rate of $1200 or more for all types of cases...
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Should I File Bankruptcy? If you are asking yourself this question, you are not alone. The path to debt relief is not as long or as lonely as you might think. Every year thousands of people across the State file bankruptcy....
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Bankruptcy and Divorce Filing divorce can have a significant impact on the spouses’ finances especially for dual income households. Many spouses incur substantial legal fees during the divorce process as well. One of the spouses may be required to pay...
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