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Five Reasons the Court May Dismiss Your Bankruptcy Case

Filing for bankruptcy comes with a fair share of complexities. For many individuals, filing for bankruptcy means a chance to start over, relieve themselves of burdensome debt, and regain financial control. However, getting a discharge of your debt may not be as easy as you think. When filing for bankruptcy, there is a chance that…

Six Signs You May Be on the Verge of Bankruptcy

Financial struggles can be overwhelming, and it is not uncommon to experience difficulties in paying off debts and bills. However, constant financial pressure could lead to bankruptcy. Many people delay seeking help until it is too late. Bankruptcy can have an enormous impact, both emotionally and financially. For this reason, it is imperative that you…

Six Assets You Could Lose if You File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

If you struggle with debt, filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy may be an option. However, making the decision to declare bankruptcy can be challenging, considering that there are certain assets you could lose after filing. To help you make an informed decision, you need to understand which assets are protected and which assets you could…

Will a Bankruptcy Trustee Monitor Your Income in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a powerful tool that can help individuals who are struggling with unmanageable debts to regain control of their finances and get a fresh start. However, filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy means entering into a complex legal process that involves working with a bankruptcy trustee. Many people wonder if the trustee will…

Six Important Questions to Ask Yourself When Considering Bankruptcy

Are you struggling with mounting debts and seemingly endless financial problems? If so, bankruptcy may be an option for you to consider. While filing for bankruptcy can provide relief and put an end to debt collectors harassing you, it is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Before you take the leap, you need…

Six Things to Expect After Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy is not a decision that should be taken lightly. Filing for bankruptcy always requires careful consideration. Many people who want to get rid of their debts through bankruptcy do not know what to expect after the filing. Our Oakland Chapter 7 bankruptcy attorney at the Law Offices of Melanie Tavare can guide…

Five Potential Reasons to Delay Filing for Bankruptcy

Filing for bankruptcy is a major decision that can have significant consequences for your financial future.

What is the Bankruptcy Lookback in California?

If you are considering filing, you have probably heard the term “bankruptcy lookback” tossed around. But what exactly is it and how does it affect you? The bankruptcy lookback is an important factor to consider when filing for bankruptcy in California. It is important to be honest and transparent about your financial activities during the…

Can I File for Bankruptcy if I Do Not Have a Job?

Filing for bankruptcy is always a tough decision, especially when struggling to stay afloat financially. Many debtors do not understand when they can and cannot file. One of the common questions bankruptcy attorneys hear from debtors is, “Can I file bankruptcy when I do not have a job?“ There are different rules for each type…

Can Creditors Resume Collecting if You Miss Your Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Payments?

Filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy can be an effective way to manage your debts and get back on track financially. However, it is crucial to keep up with your bankruptcy payments, as failing to do so can have serious consequences. One question that often comes up after a debtor has missed a Chapter 13 bankruptcy…

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