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What to Do When Credit Collectors Violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act?

Are creditors calling you at all hours of the day and night? This video explains the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and how debtors can fight back against inappropriate collection methods. The ...
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How the Automatic Stay Goes to Work for You As Soon as You Declare Bankruptcy

Are you swimming in a sea of unpaid bills and repossession notices? If so, the automatic stay that comes along with filing for bankruptcy can give you the breathing room you need to sort out your ...
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A Look Back at Some of the Biggest Bankruptcies in History

If you are struggling to pay off high-interest credit card debt and see no end in sight, filing for bankruptcy can help you discharge these loans and enjoy a debt-free life again. The stigma once ...
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3 Different Debts that Can and Cannot Be Liquidated Under Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Households that carry a heavy burden of credit card debt can benefit from filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy and wiping away these loans. If you earn less than the average income in your state, it is likely ...
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Understanding Credit Reports

This video discusses the extremely important subject of credit reports. These records contain the information that drives your credit score and directly affects your ability to take out a loan and ...
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Can I Declare Bankruptcy for Tax Debt?

In certain situations, filing for bankruptcy can solve both your consumer and tax debt in one fell swoop. The process can dissipate many—if not most—of your tax problems along with any ...
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Educate Yourself about Bankruptcy and Your Options for Filing

When you are in danger of losing your home or vehicle, bankruptcy may be the solution. Visit these links from around the Web for more information on filing for bankruptcy, common bankruptcy terms, ...
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What Are the Steps to Filing Bankruptcy?

If you’re considering filing for bankruptcy in Chicago, you’re probably scared, concerned, and nervous about your financial future. Understanding what to expect from the process may make ...
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Basic Consumer Bankruptcy Glossary

Bankruptcy is designed to provide honest individuals with a fresh financial start by eliminating many of their debts through the process of liquidation or debt repayment. However, filing for ...
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How to File for Bankruptcy as an Individual Debtor

Making the decision to file for bankruptcy is a good first step—but filing on your own can actually hurt your case in the long run and make financial matters worse. In this video, we take a ...
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What to Expect After Declaring Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy are the two petitions available to individual debtors. While Chapter 7 Bankruptcy allows you to liquidate your assets in order to satisfy your debts, ...
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The Benefits Bankruptcy Offers Over Other Debt Management Solutions

Many people hear the term bankruptcy and automatically think of financial ruin. However, filing for bankruptcy won’t necessarily cripple your financial future, but rather serves to help ...
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All about Your Credit Score

Despite the importance of one’s credit history and the growing risk of identity theft, many individuals fail to keep track of their credit score. As a result, they often suffer a number of ...
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Common Reasons Litigation Becomes Necessary in Bankruptcy Cases

During a normal bankruptcy case, the debtor files a petition with the bankruptcy court requesting either Chapter 7 Bankruptcy or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and ultimately guarantees the placement of an ...
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Learn More About the Escape from Overwhelming Debt Bankruptcy Can Offer

Bankruptcy can be very complex, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the applicable laws when you are trying to sort out your debts. The following links will help you learn more about bankruptcy ...
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4 Essential Bankruptcy Facts

Before declaring bankruptcy, make sure you have all the facts about this important legal process. Though bankruptcy is more common than ever, myths about it are still prevalent. Read on to find out ...
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How the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Protects You

Have you fallen behind on your debts? Have you started receiving phone calls from debt collectors? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you should know that you have legal rights that ...
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5 Examples of Unsecured Debt and How Bankruptcy Will Affect Them

Bankruptcy can be the ideal option for people who are seeking a fresh financial start. Chapter 7 bankruptcy involves discharging your debts, which means you are relieved of your legal obligations to ...
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5 Examples of Unsecured Debt and How Bankruptcy Will Affect Them

Bankruptcy can be the ideal option for people who are seeking a fresh financial start. Chapter 7 bankruptcy involves discharging your debts, which means you are relieved of your legal obligations to ...
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The Consequences that Can Result from Leaving Debts Unpaid

In the current economy, it is not uncommon to fall behind on bills. Many people are dealing with unemployment or underemployment, unexpected medical bills, and other circumstances that lead to ...
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The Consequences that Can Result from Leaving Debts Unpaid

In the current economy, it is not uncommon to fall behind on bills. Many people are dealing with unemployment or underemployment, unexpected medical bills, and other circumstances that lead to ...
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Should I File for Bankruptcy Independently or with My Spouse?

Deciding to filing for bankruptcy can be a tough decision. If you are married, deciding how to file for bankruptcy can be an even more difficult decision to make. In some cases, it is better to file ...
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What Changed After 2005 Bankruptcy Reform?

The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 brought sweeping changes to bankruptcy law. It is important to speak with a bankruptcy lawyer if you are considering filing because ...
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Exposing Common Bankruptcy Myths and Misconceptions

Many people understand the general concept of bankruptcy but may not be familiar with the specifics of bankruptcy law. A bankruptcy attorney can answer any questions about bankruptcy and how the laws ...
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What Changed After 2005 Bankruptcy Reform?

The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 brought sweeping changes to bankruptcy law. It is important to speak with a bankruptcy lawyer if you are considering filing because ...
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