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Is Your Small Business Considering Chapter 11 Debt Reorganization Due to the Pandemic?

With small businesses facing crushing losses due to pandemic-related closures, many are struggling to keep going. For some, low-interest loans and new tax credits will provide enough sustenance to survive the crisis, depending on how long the slowdown lasts. Others might find that reorganizing their debt load through Chapter 11 bankruptcy is the best option… Read More »

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Affects Your Pending Bankruptcy Proceeding

Every part of the country has been affected by the coronavirus. Like restaurants, arenas and other locations where people assemble for business or pleasure, most courts have been closed. If you are in the midst of a bankruptcy proceeding, your case might be delayed, handled telephonically or be otherwise disrupted due to the pandemic. Furthermore,… Read More »

Could the COVID-19 Pandemic Lead to the End of Medical Bankruptcy?

In the middle of an election year where healthcare is already a hotly debated issue, the COVID-19 pandemic has stirred further discussion about whether major changes are necessary. During the Democratic presidential primary, the concept of Medicare for All split the candidates. While the candidate who promoted that concept has since dropped out of the… Read More »

Foreclosure Defense

The best defense against foreclosure is to act proactively. In a tough economy, many factors contribute to a homeowner's ability to pay his or her mortgage or other debts. Regardless of the reason, if you fall behind on your payments, keep in regular contact with your lender. Under the terms of the National Mortgage Settlement, lenders must make certain options available to homeowners to stay out of foreclosure… Read More »

What is the Difference Between Credit Counseling and Debtor Education?

When filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Georgia, you must complete a credit counseling and debtor education session. Both are meant to help you plan your budget and put you in the best possible financial situation, but each have specific factors that are important to understand. A list of approved Georgia and Atlanta credit counseling agencies can be found on the U.S. Department of Justice website… Read More »

How Bankruptcy Can Stop Creditors from Repossessing Your Car

One of the biggest myths about bankruptcy is that it will require you to give up your personal possessions. To the contrary, bankruptcy can often help you hold onto your most significant assets. Take your car, for instance... Read More »

Bankruptcy – If It’s Good Enough for Trump, Why Not You?

Donald Trump, the New York billionaire, real estate mogul and television celebrity, has been making headlines for months as a leading candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. That has prompted his many challengers to insinuate that his business record is not what it appears to be. Opponent Carly Fiorina, a former CEO whose business record… Read More »

Are You Still Hiding Your Car from the Repo Man?

If you have defaulted on your car loan, the lender has the right to repossess it provided he does not “breach the peace.” This can put you in a terrible bind if you rely on your car to get to work or to run errands for your household. Sure, you can keep your car in… Read More »

What Property Can You Keep Under Georgia’s Bankruptcy Exemptions?

Every state has different rules when it comes to bankruptcy. States have their own laws about which property can be kept (exempted) in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding. While many states allow you to choose between state and federal rules, Georgia limits its residents to state rules. Georgia’s bankruptcy exemptions apply to property or equity… Read More »

Rebuilding Your Credit After Declaring Bankruptcy

Some put off filing bankruptcy, or decide against it entirely, just because they are worried about their credit score. While this may be a valid concern in some cases, it normally doesn’t justify dismissing the idea of bankruptcy entirely. The benefits of bankruptcy often outweigh its potential effects on the filer’s credit score. Additionally, rebuilding… Read More »