What Is a 722 Redemption?

One of the worries that people have when they are filing for a Chapter 13 or Chapter 7 bankruptcy is losing their car. In fact, fear of losing their car is one of the biggest things that holds people back from filing for bankruptcy.

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Is Personal Bankruptcy a Matter of Public Record?

This is a surprisingly frequent question, and a big concern. Unless a legal proceeding is under a judicial seal, all legal filings are in fact matters of public record. However, most people outside the legal community do not know how to access bankruptcy records.

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If I File for Bankruptcy Can I Keep My Car?

Last year, about 800,000 people filed for bankruptcy in federal courts, says the National Bankruptcy Forum. If you’re in the same boat, it’s a smart policy to know as much as you can before you file for bankruptcy.

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Preparing to Meet with a Bankruptcy Chapter 7 Attorney

Choosing to go forward with a bankruptcy filing is an extremely stressful time, but the best and first proactive step you can take is choosing an attorney. Although filing for Chapter 7 is the simplest and most straightforward type of personal bankruptcy, it’s still very complex and requires the expertise of a lawyer.

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How to File for Bankruptcy with No Money?

Anyone who has ever done a Google search for “how to file for bankruptcy with no money” has no doubt seen the ads offering so-called free bankruptcy filings. As with most things, these are too good to be true.

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Debt, Bankruptcy, and… Your Driver’s License?

When you file for bankruptcy, there’s a thing called an “automatic stay” and it stops your creditors for pursuing any collections activity against you in any other forum aside from bankruptcy court. Now, there are exceptions to the stay – such as fines, court costs, and child support – but the stay requires your creditor to release the suspension.

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