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What Debts are Discharged in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

When you file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, certain debts are cancelled, or “discharged.” Once a debt is discharged, the debtor is no longer responsible for repaying it. A creditor can no longer collect on discharged debts. A discharge is usually automatically granted at the end of a case, unless an objection is filed by a… Read More »

What is the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Means Test?

In order to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Georgia, your income must be low enough to show that you cannot reasonably pay your debts. The bankruptcy means test determines if you qualify or if your income is too high for this type of bankruptcy. The test compares your income to that of a family… Read More »

How Bankruptcy Can Stop Creditors from Repossessing Your Car

Every year millions of people choose to continue living with overwhelming debt simply because they’re afraid of what might happen if they file for bankruptcy. In reality, they should be afraid of what might happen if they don’t file! One of the biggest myths about bankruptcy is that it will require you to give up… Read More »

Top Five Reasons Your Bankruptcy Filing May Be Rejected

When you file for bankruptcy, you need quick relief. That is why it is important not to make any errors in your application that might delay, or worse, reject, your filing. Ensure smooth sailing for your bankruptcy process by working with an experienced bankruptcy attorney to avoid these common filing mistakes and omissions: Not passing… Read More »

How Often Can I File for Bankruptcy?

If you are experiencing financial problems, you may be wondering how often you can file for bankruptcy. The short answer is, it depends if you received a discharge in a prior bankruptcy. If your debts were not discharged, you can file as many times as you like. However, if you received a prior discharge, revisions… Read More »

Why You Should Consider Debt Reaffirmation

Once you file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Georgia, your focus is usually on protecting your assets by hoping that the majority, if not all, of your possessions will be marked exempt from liquidation. Because of Georgia’s liberal exemption laws, our clients often have very minimal property losses, if any at all, but it is… Read More »

Understanding Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

The process of filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Georgia may seem complicated and can be difficult for anyone to understand. However, don’t get discouraged.  Chapter 7 can eliminate your debt and alleviate the stress associated with your financial burdens. We have provided below the answers to some frequently asked questions about Chapter 7.  We… Read More »

Factors to Consider for Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

As you consider filing bankruptcy, you must account for the type and amount of debt you have and for which type of bankruptcy to file in order to best resolve your financial crisis.  Chapter 7 is the most frequently filed for and fastest type of consumer bankruptcy.  Known as “liquidation” bankruptcy, Chapter 7 allows you… Read More »

Foreclosure Defense

During the recent housing crisis, hundreds of thousands of people lost their homes through abusive and fraudulent foreclosure practices.  In an attempt to compensate victims and put into place fair practices, Georgia ― along with 49 other states and the federal government ― reached an $8.5 billon National Mortgage Settlement with 10 major mortgage lenders…. Read More »