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Is It Time To Seek Help From A Bankruptcy Attorney?

Posted on Sat, Oct 03, 2015 @ 09:10 AM

We all have our own threshold of tolerance of anything. One of those things will have to be figuring out how much debt is enough and when it will be time to do something about it. Whenever you have a problem, you should deal with it as soon as possible. When you try to tackle the problem early on, you will have more options available to you. 

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4 Ways Filing Bankruptcy Could Help Your Job Search

Posted on Thu, Oct 01, 2015 @ 11:10 AM

Many debtors worry that filing bankruptcy will harm their employment chances, but the truth is that filing bankruptcy could help if you’re looking for work. Let’s take a closer look at four ways that filing bankruptcy could help your job hunt.

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Bankruptcy Attorneys: 5 Tips For Choosing Clients Who Are A Good Match

Posted on Mon, Sep 28, 2015 @ 11:09 AM

Whether you’re a solo-practitioner or part of a large law firm, you need good policies that help you choose clients who are a good match for what you’re offering. Part of that process is about understanding when to pass on a client. Below are a few tips:

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3 Considerations To Take When Filing Bankruptcy and Divorce

Posted on Thu, Sep 24, 2015 @ 11:09 AM

Going through bankruptcy and divorce is difficult, especially when they coincide together. It can be hard to make sense of how each process might affect the other in the moment, and more importantly, the future. Here are 3 considerations you must take into account when considering both bankruptcy and divorce.

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VantageScore: Just The Facts Post-Bankruptcy Debtors Need To Know

Posted on Tue, Sep 22, 2015 @ 10:09 AM

VantageScore is a credit rating system developed in 2006 by the three major credit bureaus—Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian. This credit rating system makes it easier to give scores to debtors with a “thin” credit history. Below are a few things you should know about VantageScore:

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What Bankruptcy Attorneys Need to Know About Changes to the Final Rule

Posted on Fri, Sep 18, 2015 @ 14:09 PM

The Credit Counseling and Debtor Education industry has seen many changes over the years. Recently, as a bankruptcy attorney you may have noticed that some agencies and providers have ceased operations entirely, been in non-compliance, and/or increased pricing. However, something that is required of all agencies is a live counseling session before certifying a debtor.

Since the Final Rule was updated by the United States Trustee, there have been a number of changes that all agencies are required to abide by. As agencies are applying for renewals, a number of factors are being considered. In order to keep you and your firm informed, below are some of the major changes affecting both Credit Counseling agencies and Debtor Education providers with the Final Rule:

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3 Mistakes to Avoid After Bankruptcy

Posted on Sat, Sep 12, 2015 @ 11:09 AM

Congratulations – you’ve completed your bankruptcy and are on the path to a bright new financial future.  Or are you? 

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Don't Worry About Your Credit Score After Bankruptcy-You Can Rebuild

Posted on Sat, Sep 05, 2015 @ 11:09 AM

Are you afraid that you will destroy your financial future if you file bankruptcy? Asking the court for help does not get you chastised by society. Do not think of it as the end, but rather a new beginning. Armed with knowledge and the right tools, you can financially recover and be better than before.

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4 Ways Bankruptcy Can Be Positive

Posted on Tue, Sep 01, 2015 @ 12:09 PM

Facing bankruptcy is commonly overwhelming because of the negative association. You are not alone if you have found yourself in a situation where you are unable to pay your bills. Whether divorce, medical bills or loss of a job is to blame doesn't matter. However, filing for bankruptcy can be positive. Let's explore why.

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A Guide to the 341 Meeting & When to Take Your Debtor Education Course

Posted on Thu, Aug 27, 2015 @ 11:08 AM

You may be aware that filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy requires you to attend a 341 Meeting, but it is normal to be apprehensive when you don't know what to expect. This "meeting of creditors" takes place within 21 to 40 days of filing a case. Obviously, knowing what to expect can prepare you for the meeting so that you can officially discharge your debt. This guide will walk you through the basics of what to expect at the 341 Meeting, before you complete your debtor education course.

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