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Articles Tagged with Chapter 7

Bankruptcy attorney Ben Tobey answering the question: Will a bankruptcy filing stop a foreclosure?

Over 65 million Americans receive social security benefits to make both ends meet. If your financial struggles persist and there is a dark cloud of debt hanging over your head, you might consider filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Bankruptcy attorney Ben Tobey answering the question: What happens with lawsuits that are pending against me when I file bankruptcy?

If all those debt collector threats led to a lawsuit, you need to act quickly. If you are being sued by a debt collector, you have no time to waste. In North Carolina, a creditor only needs to prove that the debtor owes the debt in order to obtain a judgment.

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

In March 2020, President Donald Trump signed into law the historic CARES Act in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. CARES stands for the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security. The Act covers unemployment and provides relief to American workers and small businesses impacted by the pandemic and government-ordered shutdowns.

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

During these unprecedented times, we decided to address some of our clients’ most frequently asked questions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on bankruptcy cases.

Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “Does my spouse have to file bankruptcy if I do?”

A 2019 study found that divorce or separation is some of the most common reasons for filing for bankruptcy in the United States. Other reasons that drive hundreds of thousands of Americans into bankruptcy each year include unaffordable mortgages or foreclosures, spending beyond one’s means, providing financial help to friends or family members, and student loans.

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

An emergency bankruptcy filing is not very different from what it sounds like. If you need to file for bankruptcy ASAP for whatever reason, an emergency bankruptcy filing might be the right choice.

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

While the economy has recovered somewhat since the “Great Recession” and housing market crash of 2007, millions of Americans are still struggling to pay the bills. For starters, health care costs have drastically risen in the last decade as prescription medication and premiums seem to double in price every few years; fewer Americans own homes now than they did before the housing crash; and the median net worth of families today is just $97,300, which is 30% less than the average in 2007, which was $140,000, according to Vice News. If you are worried about your gloomy financial state of affairs, you should consider talking to an attorney about your best options for getting out of the hole in which you are currently stuck. Filing for bankruptcy could be the right move, or it could seriously jeopardize your future. A Charlotte bankruptcy attorney will be able to provide you with assistance today.

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

In any lawyer/client relationship, you have to feel comfortable with your representation. Bankruptcy is a stressful and complicated process. You should have no difficulty in asking your attorney questions, requesting explanations, and needing to go over your options during the course of your case. Strategy and filing deadlines are important in bankruptcy. For instance, the decision to file under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 for individuals will determine the time-frame, which debts are discharged, and what kinds of property they will be able to keep.

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

Bankruptcy is an option for Americans to discharge their debts and set themselves up to have a better financial future. We live in a world in which a person’s credit history can dictate some important parts of their lives. Credit scores impact your ability to rent an apartment, buy a house, and even secure a credit card to have in the event of an emergency. Filing for bankruptcy will affect a person’s credit score; there is no way to avoid it. However, a misconception surrounding bankruptcy is that there is no way to rebuild credit after filing for bankruptcy or that the process takes too long. There are ways to rebuild your credit in an efficient and timely manner.

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