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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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Law Firm Tips: How To Make Fee Collection Worries A Thing Of The Past

Posted on Tue, Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:08 AM

Successful collection of your attorney fee starts before the bill is due, even before you engage a client. If you want to reduce the amount of collection problems you have when trying to get paid, you’ll need to lay a strong foundation. Below are a few tips on how you can make collection worries a thing of the past:

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How Many Student Loan Repayment Options Do You Have?

Posted on Sat, Aug 22, 2015 @ 10:08 AM

Even though you still have to pay your student loans whether you get your dream job right out of college or not, there are affordable ways to stay current on them.

In addition, for many, landing the right job takes time. Sometimes people also find that they need more education as life goes on in order to achieve their income and career goals.

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Tags: Student Loans

Bankruptcy Basics: 3 Types of Illegal Asset Transfers

Posted on Sat, Aug 08, 2015 @ 10:08 AM

The desire to protect your assets from creditors is natural, and it’s the main reason debtors file bankruptcy. But there are certain types of asset transfers that are simply illegal when done right before filing bankruptcy. Let’s take a look at a few:

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Student Loan Programs: 4 Questions to Ask Before Refinancing Your Loan

Posted on Thu, Aug 06, 2015 @ 11:08 AM

student_loan_refinancingTo their credit, student loan lenders are some of the fairest in the country. 

  • They allow you to go into forbearance when your financial situation becomes unmanageable;
  • They will work out fair payment plans with you; and 
  • Their interest rates are manageable if you're not experiencing financial difficulty

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3 Things To Do Before You Seek Capital For Your Law Firm

Posted on Wed, Aug 05, 2015 @ 06:08 AM

Running a business is demanding, but it’s especially challenging if you’re running a law firm as a solo-practitioner or with a small band of attorneys. Even if you’ve self-funded your business venture, eventually there comes a time when you’ll need to raise capital or take out a loan. However, there are some things you’ll need to do before you ask for other people’s money.

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Tags: Bankruptcy firm best practices

5 Things Attorneys Should Tell Clients About Student Loan Default

Posted on Sat, Aug 01, 2015 @ 08:08 AM

Many debtors struggling to pay off student loans may consider defaulting if they don’t have assets. But as any good attorney knows a student loan default could deal a devastating blow to a debtor’s financial life no matter how rich or poor. Below are five things every bankruptcy attorney should tell debtors tempted to default on their student loans: 

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How Bankruptcy Can Be Positive - The Surprising Silver Linings

Posted on Thu, Jul 30, 2015 @ 13:07 PM

Facing overwhelming debt and financial hardship can be a particularly stressful time in one’s life. As you try to navigate the coming days, weeks, and months, you will be faced with tough decisions, including whether or not you should consider filing for bankruptcy. While this can be an important time to consult an advisor such as a bankruptcy attorney, you may want to take this time to reflect on how bankruptcy can actually be positive, and provide you and your family with certain benefits. Here are just a few of the positive benefits of filing for bankruptcy, and how doing so can help get you out from under your crippling debt by giving you a fresh start.  

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Law Firm Business: How To Survive the Bankruptcy Filings Decline

Posted on Tue, Jul 14, 2015 @ 16:07 PM

The number of Americans filing bankruptcy has declined significantly. According AACER Bankruptcy data released this month, there has been an 8.5% decline in daily bankruptcy filings since May and a 47.9% month-to-month decline since June 2010.

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