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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 »

Can I Keep a Credit Card While Filing for Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy offers debtors the chance to wipe out many forms of unsecured debt, including credit card debt. But does that mean you’ll have to give up your credit cards entirely during bankruptcy? It depends. While it is often possible to maintain a credit card to use during bankruptcy, you may decide that you don’t want… 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 »

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 »

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 »