How Coronavirus Is NOT Impacting Wage Garnishment

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Various federal, state, and local agencies have offered financial relief during the COVID-19 global pandemic. For example, New York announced it would cease collection of state-owned medical and student debt for 30 days.1 In California, there’s now a 90-day grace period for mortgage payments and a moratorium on initiating foreclosure sales or evictions.2 But for […]

How Coronavirus Is Impacting Your Bankruptcy Case

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Coronavirus is affecting every aspect of daily life including federal, state, and local governments. The courts have had to adjust their rules in light of the pandemic. We have put together this FAQ to help our clients navigate the new bankruptcy rules. This is not legal advice but guidelines. ARE THE BANKRUPTCY COURTS STILL OPEN? […]

Your Bankruptcy Roadmap to Navigate Tough Times

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Bankruptcy is an option during tough times. If you’re deep in debt due a loss of employment, emergency repairs, or a divorce, you can file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy to receive a discharge of debts, if approved by the court. With a Chapter 13 bankruptcy case, some debt may be discharged while you’ll receive help […]

Top 9 Questions Couples & Partners Ask About Bankruptcy

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The decision to file for bankruptcy is never an easy one. For married couples and those thinking about marrying their loved one, filing for bankruptcy can be even more complicated. Debt collection, foreclosure, and wage garnishment become not only personal problems, but your partner’s as well. To reduce the stress, here are answers to common […]

How Debt Affects Mental and Physical Health

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Studies have shown debt has a negative impact on mental and physical health. The health effects of financial distress are the same whether you live in poverty or earn a high income and reside in an upscale neighborhood. And, when you fall into financial distress, your employer is unlikely to provide more than a slight […]

New Year. No Debt! Is Bankruptcy a Good New Year’s Resolution?

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Consumer debt surpassed $4 trillion in December 2018, according to the Federal Reserve. This includes revolving credit card debt, which now stands at over $1 trillion.1 At the end of 2018 alone, more than $41 billion in outstanding credit card balances was added. And, according to data from Experian, the average American has a credit […]

How to Reduce Financial Stress During the Holidays

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People experience all kinds of extra stress during the holidays. From having more to do to feeling emotional about friends and family you are unable to visit, there are numerous factors. Another stressor is the financial toll the holidays can take. Shoppers often rely on credit cards to get them through the holiday season, which […]

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 […]

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 […]