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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 »

As Americans’ Debt Burdens Become Harder to Bear, Many Find Relief with Bankruptcy

Are Americans addicted to debt? A recent story in USA Today suggests that the answer is unequivocally yes. More than one in three U.S. consumers currently has a debt in collections, according to the article. As of 2013, the average American carried $38,000 in mortgage debt and almost $16,000 in non-mortgage debts such as credit… Read More »

African-Americans, Hispanics Increasingly Pushed From the Housing Market

You know your ability to buy and keep a home is influenced by financial factors like income, equity and credit history. But a recent study suggests that there’s another element at work. According to a new study by Zillow and the National Urban League, ethnicity may play a significant role in one’s success – or… Read More »

Charged Off Debt: What It Really Means and How Bankruptcy Can Help

What do you think of when you hear that a debt has been charged off? If you’re like most folks, you may think it means the debt is gone for good. And it is gone – just not from you. Charged-off debt is really just a tricky accounting term. When debts or assets are “charged… Read More »