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Bankruptcy Basics

The Difference Between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

There are stark differences between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, which need to be taken into account before you file for either type. Consult a reputable attorney to discover which option is best for your circumstances.

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Don’t Do These Three Things When Filing For Bankruptcy

Navigating the world of bankruptcy can be difficult, but with the help of a reputable attorney, your journey can be made easier. I will walk you through what you should and should not do when filing for bankruptcy.

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What Should You Ask a Bankruptcy Attorney Before Filing?

Knowing what type of bankruptcy to file for can be difficult, but consulting with a reputable attorney can make it easier. Oftentimes, people file for either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. By finding a great lawyer and asking the right questions, you can ensure you’re making the right choice.

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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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How to Prepare for the Bankruptcy Meeting of Creditors

Before you can discharge your debts in a bankruptcy, you will attend a mandatory hearing known as the meeting of creditors (or a 341 hearing). The meeting takes place 20 to 40 days after you file your bankruptcy. During the meeting, the bankruptcy trustee assigned to your case may ask you a series of 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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5 Questions to Ask a Bankruptcy Attorney

Before you begin the process of filing bankruptcy, you’ll need to hire a skilled bankruptcy attorney to go over all the paperwork. Only an attorney can make sure you are protected through this challenging processing. Below are some questions that will come up during our first meeting. I recommend that you write down a list of other questions you may have during our session as well. I am here to answer your questions and help you in any way I can.

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Bankruptcy Misconceptions

One of the most misunderstood concepts in personal or business finance is bankruptcies. Unfortunately, many people will make costly mistakes, because they did not learn the facts about bankruptcies. Below are some of the most common misconceptions and how to avoid them.

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How Exactly Does Bankruptcy Help?

When people arrive in my office, it’s often as a last resort. They’ve fought hard to try to stay afloat financially, but the waters of debt are rising too quickly. In many years as a bankruptcy attorney, I’ve seen countless individuals and families get the help they need from filing bankruptcy. So, how exactly does bankruptcy help?

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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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