Cash Gifts in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

By Jeffrey Kelly | December 27, 2018
Cash Gifts in Chapter 13

Filing for Chapter 13 offers debtors a chance to regain control of their finances by paying back most, if not all, of their debts over a three or five-year period. However, due to the time frame for these plans, a lot can happen in life, including cash gifts and even inheritances. In general, changes to […]

How Long Does It Take to File Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

By Jeffrey Kelly | December 21, 2018
File Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Filing for bankruptcy is a huge, life-changing move. There can be a lot of uncertainty for the filer and questions they may have about the process. Frequently, people are concerned by how long it takes to file Chapter 13 bankruptcy because it can be a time-consuming process. The bankruptcy code is long and complicated, so […]

Exempt Assets in Bankruptcy

By Jeffrey Kelly | November 15, 2018

For those who wish to file for bankruptcy but wish to protect some or all of their assets, it may be critical to utilize federal and state exemptions. An exemption is a rule that allows for a debtor to maintain some property even if he or she claims to be insolvent. In simpler terms, you […]

Wage Garnishment Calculator

By Jeffrey Kelly | November 12, 2018
Wage Garnishment Calculator

If you have defaulted on your federal student loans, child support or alimony payments, owe back taxes, or have a court-ordered judgment against you, you may lose part of your paycheck. This is known as wage garnishment, and it is permitted under Federal and state law as a way for creditors to reclaim debts. Under […]

Wage Garnishment Exemption

By Jeffrey Kelly | October 29, 2018
Wage Garnishment Exemption

If you are experiencing financial difficulty, you may find yourself unsure what to do if a creditor tries to obtain a wage garnishment from you. A wage garnishment exemption could apply in some cases. If applicable, it can work to protect some or even all of your wages from garnishment. This happens if you take […]

How to Deal with Debt Collectors

By Jeffrey Kelly | October 22, 2018
Debt Collectors

Anyone in serious debt may deal with a variety of emotions on a daily basis: embarrassment, regret, and anger. When faced with debt collectors, who may constantly hound a debtor to pay an old debt, people often experience fear. They may even stop answering their phone, out of fear of receiving yet another debt collection […]

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