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  • Bankruptcy: What is the Homestead Exemption?
    Bankruptcy: What is the Homestead Exemption?

    When debtors consider filing for bankruptcy , it’s not uncommon for them to ask the following questions: “Will I lose my wedding rings? Will I lose my home?” Filing for bankruptcy does not mean ...

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  • How to Improve Your Credit Score
    How to Improve Your Credit Score

    There are many ways someone’s credit can end up in rough shape. While the main reason is spending habits , that’s not always the case. If you lose your job, or if you’re injured in an accident, or if ...

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  • Should I Avoid Credit After Bankruptcy?
    Should I Avoid Credit After Bankruptcy?

    For a lot of debtors, the hardest part of filing for bankruptcy is arriving at the decision to do so. When the debtor realizes that it’s going to be too difficult, if not impossible to catch up with ...

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  • Priority vs. Nonpriority Debts in Bankruptcy
    Priority vs. Nonpriority Debts in Bankruptcy

    If you decide to file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, some of your debts will be classified as “priority debts” while others will be classified as “nonpriority debts.” Which group a debt is ...

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  • Bankruptcy: Secured vs. Unsecured Claims
    Bankruptcy: Secured vs. Unsecured Claims

    When you file bankruptcy , you will have to list all of your creditor claims in your bankruptcy paperwork. As you start your Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy case, you will have to separately list ...

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  • Can Child Support Be Included in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
    Can Child Support Be Included in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

    Have you fallen behind on your child support payments? Do you now owe thousands of dollars and you’re not sure how you’ll ever get caught up? Since child support debt is not retroactive, meaning the ...

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