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What If I Can’t Afford a Bankruptcy Attorney?

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Filing for bankruptcy can help you get back on track financially, but it’s hard to find an affordable bankruptcy attorney. Legal advice, guidance, and preparing paperwork comes at a cost. But not everyone who files can afford a bankruptcy lawyer. While one option is to represent yourself as a “pro se” debtor (a complex process […]

Can a Bankruptcy Discharge Be Denied?

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A discharge of debt is the primary reason people file for bankruptcy. But when filing for bankruptcy, there are many pieces to a complex legal puzzle. You must be honest about every financial asset and action leading up to your filing. Any mistake in the process can result in denial of your bankruptcy discharge. Whether […]

What Is Loss Mitigation?

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A job loss, pile of medical bills, or other financial hardship can lead a homeowner to face the prospect of foreclosure. In the mortgage-servicing industry, “loss mitigation” is when borrowers and loan servicers work together to lessen the loss when the borrower defaults. The lender, sometimes referred to as an investor, can take on less […]

Bankruptcy Options for the Self-Employed

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The bankruptcy process can be challenging, especially if you’re self-employed. Proof of income is one of the major factors in a bankruptcy case. When you’re not getting a paycheck from an employer, this presents unique issues; self-employed individuals, sole proprietors, and independent contractors don’t always have paystubs that immediately verify their income. Self-employed workers, just […]

How to Choose a Notary Public

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Finding the right person to stamp your documents doesn’t sound very hard. But not all notary publics are the same; the legal requirements have changed, and notary services have become more diversified. Here are some tips on choosing a state-appointed notary public, plus information on our notary services at OakTree Law. What Does a Notary […]