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Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “What are my alternatives to bankruptcy?”

Deciding to file for bankruptcy protection is a big step and one that can cause a lot of stress for the person trying to decide whether to take the plunge. Given the importance of the decision, it’s a good idea to be sure that you’ve taken sufficient time to think before moving forward. The following are some things worth keeping in mind as you consider filing for bankruptcy protection.

Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “What are my alternatives to bankruptcy?”

Everyone knows that financial problems and marital problems often go hand-in-hand. If you’re suffering from both issues and are considering bankruptcy, you may be confused about the best way to move forward. On the one hand, you could file for bankruptcy jointly, pre-divorce, and get the financial issues dealt with prior to the divorce. On the other, you could wait to turn the page on your relationship before digging into financial trouble. Which approach is best? As is so often the case, it depends on a variety of factors. To learn more, keep reading.

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “What is Chapter 13 bankruptcy?”

Since the downturn in the housing market in recent years, there is an interesting trend that shows increasing numbers of people choosing to surrender their homes during Chapter 13 bankruptcy when they are not required to do so.  Like the depressed housing market, this trend does not show signs of going anywhere but is definitely outside traditional bankruptcy norms. However, for people considering bankruptcy in North Carolina and the few other “non-recourse” mortgage states, surrendering your primary home in bankruptcy can discharge you of the entire mortgage amount regardless of how much it goes for at foreclosure.

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Do I need an attorney to file bankruptcy?”

Everyone knows that bankruptcy is a last resort. To file will cost money you money, take time and wreak havoc on your credit score, making it all but impossible to secure new loans or open new lines of credit in the short-term. Given these consequences, it wouldn’t make sense to consider filing for bankruptcy unless you had exhausted all other options.

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