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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 »

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 »

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 »