Challenged Co-Signed Debt

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If you have a co-signed debt, your discharge of that debt may be challenged by either the cosigner or the underlying creditor.   Last week we discussed obligations on co-signed debts, both to the joint creditor and to your co-signer. In that discussion we assumed that both those obligations could be discharged (written off) in bankruptcy. But what if the … Read More

Co-Signed Debt

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If you have a co-signed debt, you’re concerned not just about the joint debt, but also about your separate liability to your con-signer.   If you have a co-signed debt you tend to be more concerned about one of two sets of problems. You’re either mostly worried about the other co-signer, or about the creditor you’re both owe on the … Read More

Unexpected Benefit: Reinstate Your License Suspended for Unpaid Tickets

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Bankruptcy may be able to reinstate your license suspended for unpaid traffic tickets. Depends on whether the laws violated are crimes.   We’re deep into a series of blog posts about powerful, less familiar benefits of bankruptcy. One important one is reinstating your suspended driver’s license. Whether bankruptcy can reinstate your license depends a lot on the reason for the … Read More

A Bankruptcy Lawyer Can Give You Immediate Relief

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Hiring a bankruptcy lawyer can buy you some immediate relief from your creditors, and prevent some crucial irreparable financial harm.   What relief can you get when you get a bankruptcy lawyer? Relief After vs. Before Filing Bankruptcy The moment you file a bankruptcy case, all or most of your creditors must legally stop collecting their debts. The law that accomplishes this is called … Read More

A New Year, a New Financial Start

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It’s a new year. What could be a better resolution than to get a new financial start for 2018!? What could be better than that?   An Overall New Financial Start Get a new start by discharging (permanently, legally writing off) all or most of your debts. If you have mostly consumer or small business debts you have two main … Read More

A Debt You Personally or Morally Want to Pay

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If you feel personally or morally obligated to pay a debt, Chapter 7 allows you to do that, while Chapter 13 puts up roadblocks.   Our last blog post was about debts that you still pay after a Chapter 7 “straight bankruptcy” case. These included debts you might WANT to pay as well as those that you are legally REQUIRED … Read More

Unsecured Debts

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Unsecured debts are not legally attached to anything you own. They have no security. Certain special unsecured debts are “priority” debts.   Unsecured Debts Debts that are unsecured are those which are not legally tied to anything you own. The creditor has no “security” attached to the debt, no “security interest” in anything. It has no right to repossess or … Read More