Filing bankruptcy is not something anyone makes plans to do in their life. Situations arise, however, that may cause you to consider it. If you have found yourself asking if bankruptcy is the answer to your financial situation, use the following information to help you decide.Read More
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When you're fresh out of high school and ready to dive into your chosen course of study, you often think you don't have any choice but to take out student loans in order to make it happen. There's just one problem with that mentality: the burden of student loans can add up quickly. Then, when you finally graduate, you have to find a way to pay it back. There are, however, several things you can do to lighten the load of student loan debt both as you're going through college and after the fact.Read More
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With the annual NACBA Convention starting today, are you prepared to make important connections?
Creating a strong network can help you and your bankruptcy firm improve your business, provide great resources, and strengthen your abilities as a lawyer. You might even find a mentor, great partner, or future employer through your networking. But to get the most out of your networking efforts, you'll need to put your best foot forward. Here are 5 networking tips for bankruptcy attorneys to use at this conference and other events.Read More
One of our favorite conferences starts today in San Francisco: the National Association for Consumer bankruptcy Attorney's Annual Convention! This annual convention will provide a wealth of information and opportunity for new and seasoned bankruptcy attorneys from around the country.
If you're attending, here are a few consumer bankruptcy attorney convention sessions you won't want to miss, according to the weekend's schedule.Read More
Are you ready to get on the road to a brand new financial future? Once you’ve received a discharge of bankruptcy debts, there are some things you need to do to assure you are successful along your journey.
By taking charge of your finances and making smart choices, you can move past your bankruptcy and enjoy a brighter future. Use this bankruptcy to-do list to help improve your financial fitness.Read More
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After a bankruptcy filing, you will be scheduled for what is termed a “341 meeting.” It is also sometimes called the “meeting of the creditors.” The term 341 comes from the number on the section of the Bankruptcy Code that requires the meeting as part of a bankruptcy proceeding.
To help you understand what takes place at a 341 meeting, we have compiled the information below. Knowing what to expect from a 341 meeting of creditors can 1) make sure you are prepared for the meeting, 2) demystify the meeting, and 3) relieve any anxiety you may feel about it.Read More
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For most, filing for bankruptcy comes at a huge emotional cost. But there's also an initial financial cost to file. How much does it actually cost to file for bankruptcy? Here is an estimated breakdown of all expected expenses you may have to pay for.
The first fees you might be aware of are the administrative fees you'll pay to the court just from filing. To file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy you will pay $335. For Chapter 13, it's a fee of $310.Read More
Filing for bankruptcy can be a difficult and scary decision for many, especially when you feel like there are no other options left.
From being in that position myself, I know how scary it can be. But after filing for bankruptcy 6 years ago, I've learned a lot from the process. Here are 3 big lessons I learned from filing for bankruptcy.Read More
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We know: it's hard to start a social media strategy when your firm is already busy with cases. But the results are worth the effort, especially when it brings in new clients and referrals. How can you make sure you're making the best social media moves? Here are 3 dos and 3 don'ts to promoting your law firm on social media.
The Dos to Great Social Media Use
1. Do talk about other things besides you, your firm, or your services.
While your social media outlets are a great way to showcase your firm and its accomplishments, it can easily be a mouthpiece that annoys followers. Instead, it's important to remember the social aspect to these sites. Start conversations, mention other people, and share a blend of news and promotional material. One great use for social media is to refer people to local businesses or other lawyers you know that your clients can benefit from.Read More
When marketing your bankruptcy firm, it's important to establish a strong base before you begin expanding with new marketing ideas. How can you make sure you're off to a great start? Here are our 3 tips to ensuring a successful marketing strategy for your firm.Read More