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Can A Debt Collector Have Me Put In Jail?

The headline reads:  “Court Halts Debt Collector’s Allegedly Deceptive and Abusive Practices“. The Debt Collectors in question portrayed themselves as representatives of the government by using company names that suggested a government affiliation or national presence, such as Federal Recoveries, … Continue reading

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Federal Bankruptcy Courts To Stay Open For A Few More Days

The Government Shutdown is now 10 days old. In a recent article that I wrote for the Bankruptcy Law Network I discussed how the bankruptcy courts will be impacted by the government shutdown. In its initial statement regarding the possible shutdown … Continue reading

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Can I Get Rid Of My Medical Bills By Filing For Bankruptcy?

    One of the three major reasons people file for bankruptcy is unpaid medical bills, the other two being job loss and divorce. Until recently, it was a common practice for hospitals and other health care providers to accept partial, … Continue reading

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Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: Can I Turn In My Car If Signed A Reaffirmation Agreement?

When you purchase a car and take out a loan to pay for the car, you are giving the lender a collateral mortgage on the car.   A car loan is a secured debt in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. In order … Continue reading

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How Often Can A Bankruptcy Be Filed?

There are limits on how often a bankruptcy can be filed.   A Chapter 7 bankruptcy can be filed once every eight years.  The date of filing of the original bankruptcy is used to determine the filing date for the new … Continue reading

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Myth No. 2: You Can Only File For Bankruptcy Once.

You can only file for Bankruptcy once!  This is not true. However, there are limitations on how often you can file a bankruptcy. If you have received a discharge in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you cannot file for a Chapter … Continue reading

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