Debt is a stressful thing affecting many Americans. Some are choosing to file for bankruptcy to take action against their debt. Bankruptcy can be a complex and confusing process, so in this blog, we will break down the finer details so that you can make the best decision for yourself. What is Bankruptcy? Bankruptcy is […]
When You Should File for Bankruptcy
There are a number of reasons why you might file for bankruptcy. The most common reasons are job loss, overwhelming medical bills, and divorce. However, there are other circumstances that can also lead to bankruptcy. Some reasons to file for bankruptcy include: Credit Card Debt Credit card debt is extremely common. The average American adult […]
How is Chapter 7 Bankruptcy different from Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
If you are considering bankruptcy as an option for your financial situation, you should know there are a few options. Chapter 7 bankruptcy and Chapter 13 bankruptcy are two of those options, which we have outlined and compared below. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Chapter 7 bankruptcy is a liquidation process where a person’s assets are sold […]
What is Lien Stripping?
Lien stripping is a way somebody in Chapter 13 bankruptcy can remove lower priority liens. It’s only allowed in cases where the value of the house is no longer enough to cover the outstanding mortgages on higher priority liens. Lien stripping turns the junior mortgage into an unsecured debt that may eventually be discharged. Basics […]
Foreclosures After COVID: What to Know
COVID-19 brought a lot of changes to the world, and most of them are negative. To help offset the financial effects of the pandemic, the U.S. government placed a moratorium on foreclosures, which ended July 31. However, there is still protection for foreclosure-related evictions through September 30, 2021, which is quickly approaching. Here’s what you need […]
Filing Bankruptcy: How Does Debt Relief Work?
Filing for bankruptcy comes with many emotions — from shame and despair, overwhelm, and even relief. We’ve put together this quick guide to debt relief so you can start arming yourself with information in order to take on the bankruptcy process. What is Bankruptcy? Bankruptcy is a legal process intended to help people and businesses […]
When Is Loan Modification the Right Choice?
Many unfortunate circumstances can lead to someone not being financially stable. Finding yourself in an unstable financial situation while paying back loans can be especially difficult. While you may find your next steps elusive and overwhelming, there are some options. One of those options is to ask for a loan modification. Here’s what you should […]
Legal Options for Job Loss
If you are at risk of losing your job or you’ve been told that you’re no longer needed in your workplace, it’s important to know what your rights are. When you know what you’re legally entitled to, as well as how to take action against your former employers, you’ll be able to take a proactive […]
Your House Was Foreclosed: Now What?
Dealing with financial difficulties can be worrisome, and ignoring them isn’t beneficial. Essential bills, like your rent or mortgage, should always be a top priority on your to-do list. However, there are times when you might struggle to fund these critical expenses. Defaulting on your mortgage can lead to losing your home. If your home’s […]
Combating COVID’s Long-Lasting Financial Effects on Your Business & Assets
While the physical effects of COVID-19 have been devastating to those who have fallen ill to the virus, businesses and individuals are also suffering from the effects of social distancing and quarantine measures. Although these restrictions have only been in place for a few months, many businesses have struggled to make ends meet due to […]