What Does the HAVEN Act Mean for Disabled Veterans and Their Families?

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The Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need Act of 2019, or HAVEN Act, was passed on August 23, 2019. It has important implications for veterans who file for Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. After all, nearly 15% of those who file for bankruptcy in the U.S. are veterans (who account for just 10% of […]

Will Filing For Bankruptcy Stop My Foreclosure?

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Facing foreclosure can be one of the more troubling life events of adulthood, but it can happen to even the most financially savvy homeowners. ATTOM Data Solutions released its 2018 Foreclosure Market Report that shows bank repossessions, defaults and foreclosure filings are down 78% since the peak of the crash in 2010. Even though U.S. […]

Bankruptcy vs Debt Settlement – Which is Worse For Your Credit?

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Debt seems to be a word we’re all too familiar with these days. Americans are said to have an average of 38k in personal debt, and that doesn’t include home mortgages. Most households rely on credit cards to get by, but then quickly realize they are in over their heads when it is time to […]

Tips for Getting a Loan Modification

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Paying the monthly mortgage bill can become difficult, depending on whatever financial situation arises. Lenders often provide the option to refinance a mortgage loan. Another option is loan modification. Rather than starting over with a new loan, this adjusts the original loan terms. Your lender can, therefore, help make the loan less of a burden. […]

How to Immediately Stop Foreclosure

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The foreclosure process starts once you get a Notice of Default (NOD) from your lender. You’ve missed at least three mortgage payments, maybe more, so there seems to be no way to avoid losing your home. However, there are a few strategies that can set you on track. A foreclosure attorney near Los Angeles can […]

Can You Keep Your Car During a Bankruptcy?

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If you’re facing large amounts of debt, resolving your situation is a top priority. Keeping your car is probably at the top of the list as well, since you’ll still need to get to work, the grocery store, and to school to pick your kids up. Whether you can keep your car depends on several […]

Rebuilding Your Credit Score After Bankruptcy

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When you file for bankruptcy, it can remain on your credit report for up to 10 years. You may wonder what good discharging your debt has done. However, it’s possible to start rebuilding your credit soon after your bankruptcy filing. In fact, lenders can look upon your lighter debt burden favorably. There’s also no possibility […]

How to Navigate a Landlord-Tenant Dispute

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There are many reasons a landlord-tenant dispute can arise, which is why it’s important to have an experienced real estate attorney in Los Angeles by your side. The most common issues include a breach of the lease agreement, responsibility to make repairs, and failure to make payments on time. Landlords and tenants may have disputes […]

Protect Yourself Against Predatory Lending

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Predatory lending takes a few different forms. There are mortgage relief scams, payday loans, balloon loans, loan flipping, and prepayment penalties that charge you for paying off a loan early. The most vulnerable to predatory loans (no one is immune) include subprime borrowers with low credit scores/incomes, the elderly, military service members, and anyone facing […]

Qualifying for a Business Loan After Bankruptcy

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Bankruptcy is often falsely associated with failure. But this is hardly the case, as the U.S. Bankruptcy Code was designed to provide people and businesses with a fresh start and a chance to improve their financial situation. Bankruptcy doesn’t always result from one’s financial habits. A fire or sudden loss of customers can cause you […]