I believe in complete transparency and want my clients to have control over their financial picture, and to me this includes having realistic expectations when it comes to filing for bankruptcy. While filing for bankruptcy protection will absolutely provide you with immediate relief, you should consider these pros and cons before you make the decision […]
Covering monthly necessities, such as food and shelter, should be the first priority for everyone’s money. Plain and simple. But many times, covering even these most basic needs seems absolutely impossible. Monthly expenses can be enough of a burden by themselves without having the additional strain of additional bills such as mounting credit card debt, […]
Filing a bankruptcy petition stops all mortgage foreclosure actions currently underway, as well as preventing them from beginning in the future. Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases also allow you to force your mortgage lender to give you up to five years to catch up on your back mortgage payments.
Happy 2022! Already a few days into the new year and it still feels strange to write, and say, 2022, but the closing of one year and the beginning of another is the perfect occasion to both look back at the past year and strategize for the year ahead. Take this opportunity to consider how […]
One of the most powerful aspects of filing for bankruptcy relief is that it automatically stays, or stops, all debt collection actions immediately. This feature gives you much-needed time and space to get your finances back in order.
Landlords have the possibility of being able to maintain evictions when a tenant has declared bankruptcy and stops paying rent. However, in many cases Chapter 13 bankruptcies can be used to assist a tenant in catching up on back payments and remaining in the leased property.
Usually referred to as “wage earner” bankruptcy, this type of bankruptcy has become very popular over the years because of the way it deals more comprehensively with people’s financial problems. Like all bankruptcies, Chapter 13 cases can get rid of unsecured debt, but what makes Chapter 13 cases unique is that they can also be […]
“People have long financed purchases … cars, houses, and in the 1800s, farm equipment, sewing machines, and other necessities. But the trendy modern version known as BNPL (buy-now, pay -later) has exploded lately, thanks to a combination of proliferating installment-plan offers and a buying frenzy during the pandemic, as people stuck at home turned to […]
This is traditionally referred to as “straight liquidation” bankruptcy. This constitutes a complete discharge of your unsecured debt and is most useful if you own a limited amount of assets – and you are primarily only interested in getting rid of unsecured debts (such as credit cards and medical expenses.)
Heading into the holidays without a plan for your money can set you up for a financial disaster in the new year: “According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), shoppers plan to spend nearly $1,000 on average during the holiday season. Spending on gifts accounts for $650, while food, decorations, and other non-gift items make […]