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While some people may relate bankruptcy with poor money management, this is simply not true. Individuals with financial hardships may be dealing with unforeseen circumstances such as a serious injury or illness, a divorce, or the loss of a job. Bankruptcy is designed to help you eliminate or pay off your debts while still keeping…

The current Coronavirus pandemic has caused tremendous financial hardship for many Americans.  An April 30, 2020 BBC News article reported that 30 million people in the United States have filed for unemployment benefits in a span of six weeks.  In these tumultuous and uncertain times, it is hard to believe that the COVID-19 pandemic may…

As Atlanta shifts from social distancing to a mandated 14-day stay-at-home order, many are concerned about the health and financial ramifications of the coronavirus crisis. Businesses not considered essential have already temporarily shuttered their doors, and this may leave many with reduced or no income. If you’re out of work, you may find it difficult…

There are many reasons for filing bankruptcy. An individual might be facing foreclosure of a home, repossession of a vehicle, overwhelming credit card debt, medical debt, or debt from a failed business. While it is important to understand why people file for bankruptcy, it is also beneficial to consider when to file. Your timing can…

The cost to attend a college or university isn’t cheap, but it is still very much a part of the American Dream to graduate and launch a successful, well-paying career. But many people find that their student debt follows them for decades, making it seemingly impossible to achieve financial goals such as purchasing a home…

Our modern bankruptcy law has a long history dating back to the Mosaic Law under which debts owed by members of the Jewish community were forgiven every seven years, a year known as the Sabbatical Year.  The seventh Sabbatical Year was followed by the Year of Jubilee, whereby all debts were mandated to be forgiven…

If you’re having trouble paying off your debts, then you might hear about an option called “debt settlement.” Some debt settlement companies, attorneys, and even people you know may tell you it’s a much better option than bankruptcy. But what is it, exactly? And what are the key differences between filing for bankruptcy and undergoing…

When you go through bankruptcy for the first time, you’re stepping into the unknown. Even with excellent attorneys to help you, you might get anxious about some of the formal-sounding terms, processes, and documents that you encounter on a daily basis.

During the holiday season, it’s easy to get into a generous spirit. You buy presents, host big parties and dinners, and travel to visit faraway relatives. But like a hangover, the bills that you see a few days after the holidays might make you wish the holidays never happened.

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