Archives for Bankruptcy Alphabet

H is for Harrassment (as in Stopping Harrassment!)

H in the Bankruptcy Alphabet stands for Harrassment.  One of the big reasons people file bankruptcy is to stop harassing phone calls and letters from companies and people they owe.  Once people fall behind in their payments, naturally, the creditors start calling.  Not just a
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Bankruptcy Alphabet- G is for Garnishment

Many of my colleagues throughout the country participating in the “Alphabet Game” have also thought that in the Bankruptcy Alphabet, G does stand for Garnishment.  I, too, think that the concept of Garnishment is important.  What is Garnishment, and what can a bankruptcy do do
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Bankruptcy Alphabet: F is for Fresh Start

  The purpose of the Bankruptcy Law (Bankruptcy Code in legal language) when it was first created was to give the “honest but unfortunate” debtor (that’s a person who owes another person or company money) a “fresh start”.  So, if you run into financial problems,
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Bankruptcy Alphabet—E is for Everything!

Next in the Bankruptcy alphabet, E, stands for Everything. Why everything? Because a Bankruptcy is used to deal with everything you own, and everyone or every company you owe. I can’t emphasize this too much. This seems obvious, right? Bankruptcy is a solution to your
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Bankruptcy Alphabet—D is for Discharge Order

Bankruptcy Alphabet—D is for Discharge Order  In the world of Bankruptcy, the Discharge Order is the “Holy Grail”.  This is what everyone who files a bankruptcy wants to get.  You should know what a Discharge Order is, and who can get it.  What is a
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Bankruptcy Alphabet—C is for Credit Counseling

In the bankruptcy alphabet, the C stands for Credit Counseling.  When the US Congress passed the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2005, a major part of the new law was the requirement that Debtors (people who file bankruptcy) complete 2 credit counseling courses.  The idea behind
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Bankruptcy Alphabet- A is for Attorney

This is a series of blog articles about Bankruptcy that will hopefully educate you about important concepts in an interesting and informative way, the Bankruptcy Alphabet.  The first concept is A, for Attorney.  Why is having an attorney- a responsive, knowledgeable Bankruptcy attorney so important?  First of
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