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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 »

What Should You Do When You Fall Behind on Your Mortgage Payments?

Falling behind on your mortgage payments can be an incredibly frightening thing. You may wonder how you will catch up, whether you will be able to keep your home or even if you might end up on the street. From the time you notice yourself falling behind on payments, you should begin to take action…. Read More »

Georgia Has Fourth Most Bankruptcy Filings in 2015 to Date

While bankruptcy filings have dropped throughout the country in 2015 so far, they remain high in Georgia. In fact, according to The Association of Credit and Collection Professionals, Georgia had the fourth most filings per capita in the first six months of 2015. Across the United States, total bankruptcies in June were down about 6%… Read More »

Filing for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Still Best Bet for Stopping Foreclosure

What started as a tidal wave of foreclosures is slowing to a steady stream. But that doesn’t mean the foreclosure crisis is over. Just because fewer homes are being foreclosed upon doesn’t mean more people are paying the mortgage. It simply means that more people have already lost their homes to foreclosure – and now… 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 »

Making a Successful Chapter 13 Repayment Plan

In these tough economic times, it is not uncommon for people with stable income to be overburdened by debt. If you spend most (if not all) of your paycheck on payments to creditors, if your mortgage lender has threatened to foreclose on your home, or if you have received notice that your wages will be… Read More »

How Can I Stop Wage Garnishments?

A wage garnishment is a court order given to your employer that requires him or her to withhold a portion of your paycheck to give directly to your creditor. While states have the ability to place limits on how much income may be garnished, Georgia follows federal law in this area.  If you are having… Read More »

Comparing the Benefits Chapter 13 Bankruptcy in Georgia

If your debt is mounting and you are finding it difficult to keep up with your payments, you may consider filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy.  Thousands of people in Georgia who have sought Chapter 13 bankruptcy protection have discovered the many benefits of debt reorganization. Why do people choose Chapter 13? Chapter 13 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 »