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How Long Does a Michigan Bankruptcy Take?

Once you decide to file for bankruptcy, you may want it finished as soon as possible so you can begin rebuilding your credit. But the process of filing bankruptcy takes time. How long a Michigan bankr… Read More
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The Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Timeline

If you are considering filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you need to know what will be expected of you along the way. This Chapter 7 bankruptcy timeline will explain your part in the bankruptcy process,… Read More
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How Does Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Affect Tax Debts?

If you owe unpaid taxes to the IRS, the balances together with late penalties and interest can quickly get away from you. You might wonder whether bankruptcy will put an end to IRS collections efforts… Read More
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The Most Common Types of Debt

Everywhere you look, there are constant advertisements to “get you out of debt” through bankruptcy, refinancing, and other debt consolidation methods. Still, nearly three quarters of Americans liv… Read More
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COVID-19 and Your Chapter 13 Repayment Plan

Twenty-two million Americans lost jobs because of the COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns. Many of them were facing financial struggles even before the pandemic began. If you had a Chapter 13 repayment plan i… Read More
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Chapter 13 Bankruptcy When You Fail the Chapter 7 Means Test

Medical debts, unpaid credit card balances, and mortgage payments can get out of control and leave you looking for a way out. If you are depending on a bankruptcy to discharge your debts, you will nee… Read More
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How Often Can You File Bankruptcy?

The aim of any bankruptcy is to give debtors a fresh start and allow them to set down the weight of past mistakes or events outside their control (like medical debts). Unfortunately, sometimes the hit… Read More
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Myth vs Fact

Myths Busted: Important Facts About Bankruptcy

There’s a lot of misinformation out there about debt, credit, and bankruptcy. Learn the facts about bankruptcy to help you sort out the truth from some common bankruptcy myths. Myth: Bankruptcy is O… Read More
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Non-Bankruptcy Options to Help Manage Your Utility Bills

Winter weather can bring skyrocketing utility bills. Families struggling to make ends meet might worry that their next heating or electric bill will push them over the edge into filing for bankruptcy.… Read More
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Protecting Retirement When Filing for Bankruptcy

If you are considering bankruptcy, you may be worried that doing so will destroy your nest egg and leave you without funds to pay for your retirement. Find out how Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy… Read More
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