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How to File for Bankruptcy in Michigan Without a Lawyer

When bankruptcy appears to be an inevitable part of your future, the idea of hiring an attorney to help you may seem impossible. After all, bankruptcy is for people who can’t afford to pay their exi… Read More
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When Bankruptcy Is the Best Option

Most people feel morally compelled to pay back any money they owe. When debts build up beyond your ability to pay, it can be mentally and emotionally draining. You may want to avoid the shame of admit… Read More
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Are U.S. Bankruptcy Court…

Are U.S. Bankruptcy Court Documents Public?

Filing for bankruptcy is a personal decision, and usually not your first choice. You may feel ashamed that you have fallen behind on your debts. You may also be concerned that filing a bankruptcy peti… Read More
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Can You Still File for Ba…

Can You Still File for Bankruptcy During the COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Order?

Michigan’s shutdown in response to the Coronavirus pandemic has many Michiganders scrambling for ways to pay their bills and avoid going even further into debt. For some, this will be simply impossi… Read More
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How Bankruptcy Affects Ch…

How Bankruptcy Affects Child Support

For many single parents and remarried divorcees, the question of whether to file for bankruptcy depends on how that bankruptcy affects child support. Find out what to expect from the bankruptcy court… Read More
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How Bankruptcy Can Help Y…

How Bankruptcy Can Help You Get Ahead on Utility Bills This Winter

Winter in Michigan means cold temperatures and high heating costs. When freezing nights lead to high utility bills, consumers can suddenly find themselves facing collections efforts and threats of uti… Read More
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Can the Right Budget Help…

Can the Right Budget Help You Avoid Bankruptcy Entirely?

No one wants to have to file for bankruptcy. When income is hard to come by and expenses get out of hand, it can feel like a bankruptcy petition is your only option. And sometimes it is. But in other… Read More
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Can a Chapter 13 Bankrupt…

Can a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Stop a Property Tax Foreclosure?

The start of a new year isn’t always just resolutions and diet plans. For far too many Michigan residents, January is tax foreclosure season. If you are worried about losing your home this winter, h… Read More
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Can a Business Owner File…

Can a Business Owner File Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Starting a business is always a financial risk. When the market turns or your company just isn’t reaching its benchmarks, debt can pile up quickly. With personal investments and business assets on t… Read More
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Can a Chapter 7 Bankruptc…

Can a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Stop Foreclosure? Or Should I File Chapter 13?

For many Michigan families, your mortgage and home equity loans may be the biggest debts you have. When you fall behind on those payments, you risk losing your home to the bank through foreclosure pro… Read More
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