Bankruptcy Information

Filing Bankruptcy- You Must Know the Value of Your House

The purpose of this blog is to give you a rough idea about why you must know the value of your house before you even think about filing bankruptcy in Georgia.  Under Georgia Law, a single person can exempt a maximum of $10,600 of equity in their house when they are filing either Chapter 13 …

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Debt Management Company Scare Tactics About Bankruptcy

I recently spoke with a client who was the victim of Debt Management Company Scare Tactics.  After I met with this client and confirmed that the qualifies for Chapter 7, he went home and called his Debt Management Company and asked that they stop deducting money from his checking account because he was filing bankruptcy.  …

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Second Mortgage On My House To Pay Off My Credit Cards?

Taking a second mortgage out on your house to pay off credit card debt is a bad idea in most cases. In the event you need to file bankruptcy, credit card debt can be wiped out if necessary.  Even in a Chapter 13 plan where you are paying back all of your debt, the interest rate …

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Filing Bankruptcy After a Default Judgment in Georgia?

The answer to this question depends on your situation.  We can file a motion to avoid the judicial lien shortly after we file your case.  The main issue is how much property do you own?  I want to go over every single asset you own and make sure that they are protected by Georgia exemptions.  …

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Quit making my house payments to get a loan modification?

In my opinion, this is a bad idea.  If you are able to make your mortgage payments, do so.  I recently spoke with a person who quit making mortgage payments so that his mortgage company would consider him for a loan modification.  They filled out all the papers as requested by the bank for the …

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When Will My House be Foreclosed on in Georgia?

The answer to “when will the house be foreclosed on in Georgia” is that it depends on your mortgage company. Some companies move really fast. Other take up a year before they get around to finally conducting the foreclosure sale in Georgia. Here is what the mortgage company must do in Georgia to foreclose on …

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