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What happens to joint debts when only one spouse files bankruptcy

Just like when filing taxes, married couples have a choice to file for bankruptcy jointly or separately. But if your spouse opts for bankruptcy and you don’t, what will happen to the debts you hold together? The good news is that, in most cases, your partner’s bankruptcy filing won’t significantly impact your financial situation. Perhaps… Read More »

Rebuilding Credit After Bankruptcy Is Easier Than You Might

Worried that bankruptcy will ruin your credit score forever? It’s a widespread myth that bankruptcy does permanent damage. In reality, the most damaging decision you make may be to not file bankruptcy. While it’s true that bankruptcy will leave a mark on your credit report, rebuilding credit after a bankruptcy case is definitely possible. In… Read More »

Filing Bankruptcy with a Spouse

There are advantages and disadvantages to filing jointly with your spouse.  A skilled Atlanta, GA bankruptcy attorney can help you which path best suits your financial circumstances. In a joint bankruptcy, both spouses file one set of papers providing information on all of the property, debt, income and expenses that you share in common as well… Read More »

What Documents to Gather for Your Bankruptcy Filing

To file for bankruptcy, you need to provide financial information backed up by documentation. Gathering together the correct documents can help your bankruptcy proceed smoothly and quickly. Along with proof of your identity in the form of a photo I.D. and Social Security card, you are required to supply: Creditor information. The name, address, account… Read More »

What is the Difference Between Credit Counseling and Debtor Education?

In 2011, Georgia had 73,852 bankruptcy filings, 96 percent of which were consumer filings. This ranked Georgia as among one of the states with the largest number of filings in the year. When filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Georgia, you must complete a credit counseling and debtor education session. Both are… Read More »

Reorganize Your Debt through Chapter 13 to Stop Foreclosure on Your Home

Lenders across the country continue to foreclose on homeowners who fall behind on their mortgage payments. Each month, hundreds of Georgians lose their homes at foreclosure sales. You can file for bankruptcy under Chapter 13 to stop foreclosure. If you qualify, Chapter 13 not only protects your property, but also forces your creditors to halt… Read More »