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Bankruptcy Attorney

Bankruptcies are filed under federal law in federal court, therefore any attempt to defraud the court is a federal crime. The penalties for bankruptcy fraud include up to five years in prison and/or costly fines. There are many different reasons a bankruptcy trustee may suspect a filer is trying to commit bankruptcy fraud. The best …

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Bankruptcy Attorney

Financial problems can be a tremendous source of stress for many people and may negatively affect many aspects of your life. There are many reasons that financial problems can occur, including the loss of a job, unexpected health problems, accidents, and just plain bad luck. Sometimes, debts can get so out of control that there …

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Imagine that you are having difficulty paying all of your bills and have fallen behind on some monthly payments. Suddenly, you notice that your paycheck is lower than you expected and you come to find out that a creditor has garnished your wages in order to collect on an unpaid debt. Now, since your paychecks …

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student loan debt

Approximately 37 million people in the United States have student loan debt adding up to an estimated $1 trillion. These student loans require high monthly payments, sometimes even before the borrower has had the time to secure gainful employment following graduation. In addition, the loan term is often extremely long, requiring borrowers to pay every …

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Debt Settlement

If you are behind on credit card payments and other debts, it is highly likely that you receive a barrage of letters and phone calls from collectors and creditors. It is also likely that these communications are offering debt settlement arrangements for you to pay less than the amount you originally owed to stop the …

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In past years, people often viewed filing for bankruptcy as a sort of moral failure because they could not live up to all of their financial obligations. This was especially the case for politicians or other public figures whose role was to set an example for all Americans. When politicians began attacking one another during …

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People who are struggling financially in Missouri know that filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy is a potential option for relief. However, many St. Louis residents hesitate to pursue bankruptcy because they do not know what to expect from the bankruptcy process. The truth is that there is no reason to fear the bankruptcy process and …

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Imagine that you are unexpectedly involved in a motor vehicle accident in St. Louis, and another motorist suffers serious injury. That injured person may try to recover for medical bills and other losses by claiming you were negligent and filing a personal injury lawsuit against you. If the court finds in favor of the injured …

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The financial hardship of maintaining two households instead of one often causes bankruptcy as a consideration when couples divorce. Filing a joint bankruptcy is generally more advisable than filing separately after a divorce. A joint bankruptcy accomplishes several things. Firstly, it saves the cost of two bankruptcies. Secondly, it helps both the husband and wife …

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When you file for bankruptcy, something called the “automatic stay” goes into immediate effect. The automatic stay works to halt all collection efforts by creditors, including collection calls, letters, wage garnishments, home foreclosures, car repossessions, and more. The stay remains in effect for qualifying debts for the duration of your bankruptcy case. As you can …

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