How Bankruptcy and Divorce Affect Each Other

How to Handle Bankruptcy and Divorce

Bankruptcy and divorce are both extremely stressful situations. It is even more stressful when both occur at the same time; however, there are many barriers to pursuing both simultaneously. Financial struggles represent the second leading cause of divorce, behind infidelity (per a 2018 study by Ramsey Solutions), and nearly two-thirds of marriages start off in […]

What Are Preferential Payments in Bankruptcy?

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Debtors who file for bankruptcy typically don’t have enough money to pay back all their creditors. When someone pays one obligation back over another before filing for bankruptcy, it may be considered a preferential payment. Unfortunately, doing this can complicate your case as there are many rules put in place on this. Your trustee can […]

How Will My Inheritance Affect My Bankruptcy?

Inheritance Affect My Bankruptcy

Are you worried about how your inheritance will affect your bankruptcy? Unfortunately the answer isn’t a simple one. Having an inheritance won’t prevent you from filing for bankruptcy, however, the inheritance becomes property of the bankruptcy estate if you received it within 180 days after filing. This process differs depending on the type of bankruptcy […]

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 […]

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 […]