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The Bankruptcy Process: Frequently Asked Questions

Even as the economy shows signs of recovery, consumer debt reached record high levels last quarter relative to disposable income. According to a study by the Federal Reserve , consumer indebtedness totaled $11.34 trillion.  These figures could indicate that more people will turn to bankruptcy for debt relief. Bankruptcy is a household term, yet most […]

Things Not To Do When Contemplating Bankruptcy

Before you file for bankruptcy, you should carefully plan with your attorney to steer clear of mistakes that could prove costly.  Here is a list of common mistakes that you should avoid: Trading unsecured debt for secured debt: Avoid paying off debt with money from a home equity loan or second mortgage. When you file […]

Recognizing the Emotional Side of Filing Bankruptcy

Financial hard times can hit anyone and cause emotional stress. It doesn’t matter your position on the economic ladder.  People who have a high income as well as those with lower incomes may need to turn to bankruptcy to help resolve their debt problems.   Researchers recently released results from studies analyzing the emotional toll high […]