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Loan Consolidation Or Chapter 7

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Is Loan Consolidation Better Than Chapter 7? Loan consolidation or “Debt Consolidation”, is when a debtor combines their existing debt into one loan. Typically, filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy will yield a much better result for the debtor…
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Do I Need To File A Business Bankruptcy?

Do I Need To File A Business Bankruptcy? Whether you need to file a business bankruptcy depends largely upon the type of debt you have, the amount of debt you have, and whether you desire the specific business entity to continue doing business…
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Bankruptcy And Foreclosure

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Bankruptcy And Foreclosure If you’re considering bankruptcy and foreclosure proceedings have started, you need to act quickly. Filing a bankruptcy will stop a foreclosure proceeding; however, you will need a plan to either repay the mortgage…
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Filing Bankruptcy With A Pending Lawsuit

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Filing Bankruptcy With A Pending Lawsuit If you file bankruptcy with a pending lawsuit, the legal action against you will come to a halt pursuant to the Automatic Stay in bankruptcy. This means the creditor attempting to turn your debt into…
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Is Bankruptcy Public Knowledge?

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Is Bankruptcy Public Knowledge? Yes, your bankruptcy filing is public knowledge. However, the chance of someone finding out you filed bankruptcy is not as good as you might think. In fact, other law firms routinely call our office to ask us…
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How Does Bankruptcy Affect Tax Refunds?

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How Does Bankruptcy Affect Tax Refunds? Tax refunds are protected in bankruptcy by the bankruptcy exemptions available to all debtors. Your tax refund is an asset, and must be declared as an asset on your bankruptcy case filing. By applying…
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What Does Bankruptcy Do To Your Credit Score?

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What Does Bankruptcy Do To Your Credit Score? Bankruptcy affects your credit score differently, depending upon what your credit score is just prior to filing. You can expect that your credit score will drop after filing bankruptcy, but it will…
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How Does Bankruptcy Work In NC?

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How Does Bankruptcy Work In NC? The way bankruptcy works in NC is that you file either a Chapter 7, Chapter 11, or Chapter 13, and follow the rules provided by the bankruptcy code in order to obtain your Discharge in bankruptcy. The Length…
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How Does Chapter 13 Work?

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How Does Chapter 13 Work? The way Chapter 13 works is the Debtor proposes a Chapter 13 Plan to the court. If approved, the Debtor will make monthly payments directly to the Chapter 13 Trustee’s office. The Chapter 13 plan can be used to address…
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