You Can Get Credit After Bankruptcy

You Can Get Credit After Bankruptcy

Some people worry that if they file bankruptcy, they will lose the ability to ever get credit. While it is true, when you file bankruptcy it can stay on your credit report for up to ten years. It is also true if you do nothing and you don’t pay your bills, those negative marks will  … Read more

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Bankruptcy Intentions

Bankruptcy Intentions

The purpose of bankruptcy is to give honest, hard-working people a chance to get debt relief and get a fresh start. The majority of Americans filing bankruptcy use this as a last resort to keep their homes or their vehicles. A common misconception is that people that file bankruptcy either squandered their money or bought  … Read more

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Vehicle Loans and Bankruptcy

Vehicle Loans and Bankruptcy

A car payment is one of the more common types of secured loans. Most of us enjoy having access to transportation whenever we want it. We need to be able to get to our jobs, school, grocery stores, and doctors easily. Having a lifestyle that allows us access to transportation usually comes with a car  … Read more

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Foreclosure and Bankruptcy

Foreclosure and Bankruptcy

By using the process of foreclosure, a lender can take possession of a home that the homeowner has fallen behind in payments. This action can vary by state, and the process can take as little as one month or up to seven months to complete. Bankruptcy slows or even stops foreclosure and allows you to  … Read more

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Two Basic Types of Debt in Bankruptcy

Two Basic Types of Debt in Bankruptcy

Most consumer debt can be considered either secured or unsecured debt. Secured debt usually has collateral attached to it. The most common types of secured debt are a home and mortgage and a car and car note. Unsecured debt is basically a promise to pay. These types of debt include credit cards, medical bills, payday  … Read more

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Bankruptcy Lawyers

Bankruptcy Lawyers

Bankruptcy lawyers are regular attorneys that specialize in bankruptcy law. You can contract a lawyer to handle all of your bankruptcy case for you.   A bankruptcy lawyer will:  Make sure all of your paperwork is filed correctly and on time. Will help you devise a payment plan that the judge will approve. Your lawyer will  … Read more

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Bankruptcy Petition Preparers

Bankruptcy Petition Preparers

Anyone can be a bankruptcy paperwork preparer, there is no experience or training required. Having a criminal background also does not stop you from being a bankruptcy petition preparer (BPP). Regulations To regulate the BPP the U.S. Trustees office will review all bankruptcy petitions prepared by a BPP. The preparer must include their name, address,  … Read more

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Creditors Objections to Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Creditors Objections to Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

The most common objection in your Chapter 13 bankruptcy plan is that the plan is not in good faith. This is where the creditor feels you either are unable to make the payments or that you were not honest in your filing. Not Feasible The second most common objection from a creditor is that the  … Read more

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Bankruptcy Plan and Confirmation Hearing

Bankruptcy Plan and Confirmation Hearing

Once you attended the meeting of the creditors, your trustee may have asked you to modify your Chapter 13 bankruptcy repayment plan. Usually, modifications are needed if the trustee does not think you are being fair to your creditors by giving them more from your disposable income. A bankruptcy lawyer can help you with your  … Read more

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The 341 Meeting in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

The 341 Meeting in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

The meeting of the creditors, often called the 341 meeting, will be held within 40 days after you file your bankruptcy petition. Most bankruptcy courts hold the meeting of the creditors just one or two days a month. Many other people will be at the federal courthouse at the same time you are, typically everyone  … Read more

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