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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Benefits of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

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Filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy can help free you of large amounts of debt. It can be extremely beneficial if done right and with the help of a Los Angeles bankruptcy attorney. Unlike Chapter 13 bankruptcy, it does not require a court-approved repayment plan. So, if you are dealing with high credit card debt or […]

Why Choose OakTree Law

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There comes a time in every law firm’s lifespan where we have to shamelessly promote ourselves and toot our own horn. This would be that time. There are a million reasons why we believe that OakTree Law is at the top of our class, but allow us to outline those reasons here. Life is full […]

How to Build a New Business After Bankruptcy

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There are always challenges with starting and building a business. It can be even more difficult to do so after filing for bankruptcy, especially when you need a loan to start your company. The bankruptcy court can be hesitant to grant permission if you need to take on more debt. In most cases, it’s unlikely […]

The Benefits of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

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Chapter 11 bankruptcy can help you get out of debt and stay in business. Opening a business comes with many risks. Taking on debt can help grow your company, but financial troubles may arise for many reasons, even economic factors outside your control. If you choose to continue doing business and want to more affordably […]

Top Causes of Business Debt

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Small businesses acquire debt for various reasons. If the debt is too much to resolve, the business isn’t profitable, or demand for its products and services declines, it may be forced into bankruptcy. Outside forces can lead to increased business debt as well. When your company faces a large amount of debt, options may include […]