Understanding Reaffirmation Agreements

A reaffirmation agreement in bankruptcy is a voluntary agreement between a chapter 7 debtor and a creditor that the debt between them will not be discharged. By reaffirming a debt, the debtor promises to repay the debt even though they would not be required to do so and the creditor agrees not to take actions […]

Understanding The Bankruptcy Means Test

If you are just exploring bankruptcy options, you may be overwhelmed by information and not even be able to determine if you can or should file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy or Chapter 13. To file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you must pass a means test. Many think that a means test will automatically force them […]

Should I File For Bankruptcy Or Divorce First?

Many people may be lead to filing for bankruptcy because of a divorce or impending divorce. However, they may not consider if it is more beneficial to file for bankruptcy or divorce first. By taking some steps to plan your actions, you may be able to make your bankruptcy and possibly your divorce less complicated. […]

Handling Child Support Arrears

Child support obligations are one of the nondischargeable debts some may have to deal with in bankruptcy. If you owe child support arrears, your child’s other parent has many ways to collect the money from you. He or she may head to court and ask a judge to issue a judgement for the child support […]

How Creditors Repossess Property

Creditors have many ways to collect on debts. People are most familiar with debt collectors calling or sending collection letters to try to collect on loans or debts. Even though this is the most common way to collect debt, debt collectors have other ways to get repaid. One common method is to repossess property used […]

What To Expect For Bankruptcy Filing Fees

Many people worry that even if they want to file for bankruptcy, there is no way they can afford to. While there are bankruptcy filing fees and other fees associated with bankruptcy, but there are ways to work with the courts to make it possible should you choose that path. There is usually a filing fee […]

Rebuilding Your Credit After Bankruptcy

After you’ve filed for bankruptcy and finished the process, you can start to look toward the future. You need to take steps to rebuilding your credit. Although it may be difficult, it is not impossible. It may be like getting your first job in some ways. Although you had no experience, you finally did get […]

Keep Your Holiday Spending Under Control

The most wonderful time of the year can quickly turn into the most expensive time of the year. For many families, there is more of everything. More presents, travel, parties, food and festivities. Holiday spending can get out of hand quickly. If you are already struggling with mounting debt it is imperative to tackle December […]

When An Automatic Stay Is Lifted

An automatic stay stops most collection efforts on your debts during bankruptcy. It is often a welcome relief for people who have been dealing with creditors for a time. The injunction prohibits creditors from repossessing any properties, initiating or continuing any foreclosures, collection phone calls, collection letters, disconnection of utilities, bank levies, liens and wage […]

Nondischargeable Debts

Although many debts are dischargeable when a person files bankruptcy, the U.S. Bankruptcy Code lists many debts that remain nondischargeable debts. These debts either come from improper behavior of some type or are nondischargeable because of the nature of the debt. In very rare cases, these debts may be dischargeable. However in most cases, a […]