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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 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 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 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 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 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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Chapter 7 vs Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

When you are facing debt you can’t repay, you may decide that bankruptcy is your best option. But that is just the first step to deciding when and how to file. Choosing between a Chapter 7 vs Chapte… Read More
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What Happens After Filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

You’ve met with a bankruptcy attorney, reviewed all your assets, and decided that a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is the right option for you. Now what? What happens after filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy? Find… Read More
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Will You Have to Sell Your Home During Bankruptcy?

One of the biggest things keeping Michigan homeowners from filing for bankruptcy is the fear that they might lose their house. A Chapter 7 bankruptcy is sometimes the best option for families facing a… Read More
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