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Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “Can I get rid of student loans by declaring bankruptcy?”

The reason most people feel forced to consider filing for bankruptcy is because their debts increase to unsustainable levels. Whether it’s a few large debts or many small ones, the total amount owed becomes too much to keep up with, requiring you to consider filing for bankruptcy. The hope is that bankruptcy wipes these debts away, allowing you to start fresh with a clean slate. Though that’s the goal, it’s unfortunately not always the reality. The reason is that some debts can’t be easily escaped and can instead follow you despite filing for bankruptcy protection. To learn more about which debts are hardest to shake, keep reading.

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Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “What is a small business bankruptcy ?”

“Retailer’s dream” isn’t a phrase that one usually thinks about when it comes to bankruptcy. However, the surfwear retailer Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. (“PacSun”), who recently filed for Chapter 11 protection, has had its bankruptcy case described by Bloomberg analysts as a “distressed retailer’s dream.”

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Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “What is Chapter 13 bankruptcy?”

If you’re considering filing for bankruptcy one of things you’re likely concerned about is the impact filing can have on your credit report and thus on your financial future. Filing now may be the right thing to do, but you also likely have plans for down the road that you don’t want to see go up in flames thanks to the bankruptcy. Some are curious to know whether one type of bankruptcy is better for your future credit score than another. To learn more, keep reading.

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Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “Can I keep my car if I file bankruptcy?”

Knowing whether or not to file for bankruptcy can be a difficult decision. You will likely need to weigh a variety of factors, including your income, future prospects, total assets, total debts and the impact that filing can have on your life, in both the short term and over the long haul. Another question that many people consider is how filing for bankruptcy can impact their ability to operate as usual, including staying in their house and continuing to drive their current vehicles. To learn more about what happens to your car during Chapter 7, keep reading.

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Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “Will anyone find out about my bankruptcy?”

Bankruptcy judges are people too, in that in their free time, some like to occasionally relax at home and channel-surf.

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Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “Does Bankruptcy stop foreclosure?”

The Orange County probation department received a “scolding” this week from a federal court for hounding a California mother into bankruptcy and beyond to pay the $16,000 it said she owed them for incarcerating her son in a juvenile detention facility.

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Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “Should I file bankruptcy?”

You might be surprised to learn that some countries still have debtors’ prisons. In fact, the United Arab Emirates just announced that its cabinet has approved the final part of a plan to create a bankruptcy law for the country which will help abolish the threat of jail time related to unpaid debts.

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Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “What are the pros and cons of bankruptcy?”

The bankruptcy process can seem opaque. Few people understand how filing for bankruptcy works and it can be hard to get reliable information from those who do know. This lack of information can have the unfortunate side effect of discouraging people who might otherwise benefit from bankruptcy from pursuing it. In an attempt to help demystify the whole process, let’s explore an aspect of the bankruptcy system that is likely unfamiliar to most people: the bankruptcy trustee.

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Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “What are North Carolina’s exemptions?”

In the various stories we discuss on this blog, we frequently include warnings against hiding assets when filing for bankruptcy. One particular case this summer provides an illustration of precisely why doing so can land you in hot water—and prison.

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Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “Will I lose my property if I file for bankruptcy?”

Are Allegations of Bad Faith Enough to Dismiss a Bankruptcy Case?