Can I Keep My House If I File for Bankruptcy?  If you are considering filing for bankruptcy, you may be wondering whether you will be able to keep your home during the bankruptcy process. As we explain, you may be able to keep your home – depending on the circumstances and what type of bankruptcy…

Purdue Pharma Settles Multi-Billion Dollar Bankruptcy Case This month, a US bankruptcy judge approved a settlement that removes the Sackler family from ownership of Purdue Pharma (maker of OxyContin) and devotes billions of dollars to the deadly opioid crisis. Judge Robert Drain confirmed the complex bankruptcy and settlement plan, ending two years of intense, closed-door…

Proposed Fresh Start Through Bankruptcy Act The US Senate is considering a new, bipartisan bill that would allow borrowers to discharge their student loan debt in bankruptcy. The Fresh Start Through Bankruptcy Act of 2021 would amend the current bankruptcy code so that federal student loans could be eligible for discharge in bankruptcy after 10…

What is an Automatic Stay? When you file for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, an automatic stay goes into effect. An automatic stay is a court order that prevents creditors from starting or continuing any debt collection activities, such as a debt collection lawsuit. It also protects against foreclosures, repossessions, and wage garnishments. An…

If you’re considering filing for bankruptcy, you may be wondering how much the process will actually cost you. Also, is it worth it to file yourself, or should you hire a bankruptcy attorney instead? In Burrow & Associates’ latest blog, we discuss how much bankruptcy costs in Georgia, and why DIY filing can end up…

A bankruptcy discharge, sometimes referred to as a debtor’s discharge, is a bankruptcy court order that relieves a debtor from their obligation to pay certain types of debts. After the bankruptcy court issues the discharge, the creditors cannot contact the debtor, file a lawsuit over the discharged debts, or garnish the debtor’s wages or bank…

Chapter 7 bankruptcy is designed to give someone a fresh start by eliminating their unsecured debts. Unsecured debts include credit card bills, medical bills, amounts due on vehicles that were surrendered or repossessed, rent from a prior residence, and personal loans. (Debts that generally cannot be eliminated under Chapter 7 include child support, alimony, student…

You may have heard the phrase that “filing bankruptcy is a matter of public record.” What exactly does that mean? If you file for bankruptcy, can people access your personal, financial information? In Burrow & Associates’ latest blog, we’re explaining the term public record and what it means for your bankruptcy case. What is Considered…

The ongoing health crisis has left millions of US citizens out of work and struggling with debt. For those households who are already dealing with medical bills, car loans, and student loans, a situation like a job loss or illness can send families over a financial cliff. To help alleviate some of the financial issues…

What Happens When a Spouse Declares Bankruptcy in Georgia? At Burrow & Associates, one of the questions clients frequently ask our bankruptcy team relates to married couples and filing for bankruptcy. The couples want to know what will happen if only one of them file for bankruptcy. Will it impact the other spouse? In today’s…

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