What Collection Activity Does a Bankruptcy Stop?

The automatic stay is a powerful benefit of filing a bankruptcy case. As soon as the stay is effective, your creditors are prohibited from taking further collection actions against you. As a result, a bankruptcy filing can be helpful when you are facing financial emergencies, including: Foreclosure. The foreclosure process is a collection activity halted […]

Understanding the Benefits of the Automatic Stay

If you are tired of being harassed by relentless debt collectors and you are wondering how filing for bankruptcy can help, the answer is a protection afforded to debtors called the “automatic stay.” As soon as you file your personal Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 petition, the stay immediately goes into effect and prohibits further […]

Do you have too much debt? Chapter 7 Bankruptcy might be an option.

Many Americans simply have more debt than they can afford to repay. Despite what you hear, it is rarely due to irresponsibility.  No one sets out to accumulate $7,000 in credit card debt, but a temporary job loss, sudden illness or other financial emergency can quickly drain savings and force people to charge normal living expenses. […]

Student Loan Borrowers – Watch Out for Harassing Debt Collectors!

We have all heard that student loan debt is a huge problem facing our nation. Students are graduating from college with thousands of dollars in student loan debt and then they struggle to find a decent paying job in their chosen field. To add salt in this wound, the graduates are also being harassed by […]

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Filing Bankruptcy

Before Filing Bankruptcy: Weigh All of Your Debt Relief Options Before you jump into a personal filing, it is important to carefully weigh all of your debt relief options. There are pros and cons to filing a bankruptcy and you must understand both the good and the bad consequences of your decision to file a […]

Defenses to Collection Lawsuits

If you are one of the thousands of consumers that is facing overwhelming credit card debt, it may be time to consider filing a personal bankruptcy case. Filing a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 can allow you to eliminate or discharge your credit card debt and obtain a fresh financial start. However, if filing for […]

How to know if Debt Collectors are Violating the Law

The debt collection industry is well-known for its harassing tactics used to persuade consumers to pay their debts. As a result, an important set of laws called the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) was passed to provide consumers with a variety of protections from creditors using deceptive or abusive practices in their collection efforts. […]

Protecting your Privacy in Bankruptcy

Identity theft is a very real problem in our country and it is crucial that you take every precaution to protect your private information. This is true even when you are filing for debt relief. When you seek financial protection in bankruptcy, the court requires to make full financial disclosure. Thus, your disclosures could provide […]

Mistakes to Avoid When Preparing for Bankruptcy

If you are considering filing a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 case, it is essential to understand that there are a few actions you should avoid in order to ensure that your case goes smoothly. Preparing for Bankruptcy Below are a few of the most common mistakes made by debtors that you will want to […]

What you need to know about Auto Loan Deficiency Balances

If you are delinquent on your auto loan or your case has been seized and auctioned off, it is time to seek legal help. We can review your individual circumstances and help you understand all of the debt relief options available to you. The quicker you contact us, the sooner we can provide you with […]

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