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Don’t Do These Three Things When Filing For Bankruptcy

Knowing what you should and should not do when you file for bankruptcy can be difficult. For this reason, you should always consult a reputable lawyer, like me, to ensure you are going about the process the right way. Not only will I ensure you are following the correct process, but I will also make sure you do not partake in certain actions that could get you into further legal trouble, such as transferring money or property. Here at Ron Lundquist, Attorney at Law, I will go through what you should avoid when filing for bankruptcy.

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Questions a Bankruptcy Trustee May Ask You

When you file for bankruptcy, you will be required to attend a hearing known as a meeting of creditors (also called a 341 hearing). During the meeting, you will answer questions related to the information you provided in your documents. A bankruptcy trustee appointed to your case will conduct the meeting and ask the questions.

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Who Can View My Bankruptcy Record and Why Does it Matter?

Filing a personal bankruptcy case is public record. Your case, however, is not something that the general public can obtain easily. Although various websites provide this information, they’re not as easy to access as you would think. Most of these sites require paid subscriptions - something that most people will not find valuable.

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Bankruptcy and Divorce: What You Need to Know

It’s difficult for anyone to go through divorce and bankruptcy at the same time. If you are trying to juggle both at the same time, you’ll need an experienced attorney at law to get you through the proceedings. At The Minnesota Bankruptcy Center, I provide sound legal counsel for clients who plan to file a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. I can lighten your load and help you navigate through the bankruptcy so that it goes smoothly. Before you commit to a bankruptcy, there are some things you should consider:

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Credit Cards After Bankruptcy

Recovering from bankruptcy will happen sooner and easier than you think. The key is to re-establish your credit on all fronts. For instance, you’ll want to build your credit score back up so that you can apply for a car loan, a home loan, or attract a lender for a personal loan. The best place to start to rebuild your credit may be in applying for a secured credit card.

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Should I Consider Filing Bankruptcy?

If you find yourself thinking of filing bankruptcy, you may have a lot of apprehension and questions. Bankruptcy is a great tool available to help people hit the reset button on their finances. While the law can be tough to navigate, a bankruptcy attorney such as myself can lend a helping hand, making the process smooth and stress-free. After over 20 years of experience as a bankruptcy attorney, I can assure you it can greatly benefit you if you’re struggling with burdensome debts.

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Assets: Before & After Bankruptcy

While bankruptcy gets a bad reputation, it is a great tool meant to eliminate debts that have snowballed beyond your control. If you’ve found yourself seriously considering bankruptcy as a means of relief from a heavy burden of debt, you probably have many questions. One of the most common areas of concern and misconception is when it comes to assets.

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What Bankruptcy Can’t Do

Today with many options available for purchasing things on credit, it can be easy for finances to get out of control. Then you constantly feel like you’re taking two steps forward and one step back! There is no shame in turning to bankruptcy, especially when your debts are ruling your life. In fact bankruptcy is a tool to pursuing financial freedom, and is there to help people like you get a fresh start financially.

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Bankruptcy and Marriage

Whether you’re getting married soon or you already are married, you might be wondering how bankruptcy works with marriage.

Maybe years ago you maxed out your credit cards for a wedding, thinking you could pay them off, or life brought on a hard time and you had to rely on cards and loans to get through it, but now you’re drowning in monthly payments. Even if one spouse came into marriage with a mountain of debt while the other has none, it can be difficult to manage and keep up with the payments. Your life and your marriage don’t need that added financial stress, but then the question is, how does marriage affect filing for bankruptcy?

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Mistakes To Avoid: How To Recognize When And Where You Are Exposed Financially

Recovering from bankruptcy means more than re-establishing credit. True recovery means that you need to change the way you think about credit and money.

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