Divorce Attorneys’ Fees Dischargeable in Bankruptcy

Betty (not her real name) had racked up substantial divorce attorney’s fees that she could not afford to pay, and she came to see me about filing bankruptcy.  But Betty was afraid that even with bankruptcy she’d still have to pay her divorce attorney fees.  Betty’s divorce attorney fees were a large part of her […]

Stopping Foreclosure With A Reverse Mortgage

Can and should you get a reverse mortgage in order to stop foreclosure of your home?  As attorneys like to say, it depends.   Normally we file chapter 13 bankruptcy in order to stop a foreclosure, and some of our clients also try to get a loan modification through the bankruptcy court’s loan mod program.  A […]

Use Bankruptcy For Debt Consolidation & Avoid Getting Ripped Off

You can use bankruptcy for debt consolidation like payments for credit card and medical debts.  There are many debt consolidation companies, and a lot of them will rip you off.  However, you can use chapter 13 bankruptcy as a debt consolidation without the fear of being ripped off by a dishonest company.  As an added bonus, you […]

Bankruptcy And Business Debt

If you own a corporation or LLC, it is almost certain that you need bankruptcy to get rid of debts incurred by your company that your company cannot afford to pay.  Why?  Because banks don’t lend money to small corporations or LLCs without the owners personally co-signing for those loans or otherwise personally guaranteeing them. […]

Don’t Let Misconceptions Stop You From Using Bankruptcy

If you have serious financial problems, there is a very good chance that bankruptcy would be your best solution. But many people are afraid to file bankruptcy because they think it would ruin their credit or that it’s just for deadbeats. These myths are simply not true. If you are in serious financial trouble, your […]

Don’t Be Embarrassed To File Bankruptcy

You should not be embarrassed to use bankruptcy to solve your financial problems.  Many, if not most, people who have serious financial problems are embarrassed by those problems, but they are even more embarrassed by considering bankruptcy as a solution.  However, you should not be embarrassed by using bankruptcy to fix your financial problems. It […]

Filing Bankruptcy Will Not Ruin Your Credit

Do you have serious financial problems, but you’re afraid that filling bankruptcy would ruin your credit?  Don’t be!  Filing bankruptcy can actually fix your credit in addition to its main benefit of getting rid of your debts. First, if you are behind on your bills, your credit is not your biggest problem.  Not paying bills […]

Fix Your Debts With Bankruptcy, Not Fraud

If you need to fix your debts, filing bankruptcy to get rid of them is much better than committing fraud.  What do I mean by that?  Simply that many people think that they can give money or title to property like houses and cars to other people in order to avoid creditors. One problem with […]

Solve Your Serious Financial Problems With Bankruptcy

Do you have serious financial problems but are embarrassed to use bankruptcy in order to solve them?  Don’t be! You should not be embarrassed by using bankruptcy to fix your financial problems. In fact, your right to file bankruptcy is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution! It is completely understandable that you are embarrassed because you can’t […]

You Must Include Your Spouse’s Income In Your Bankruptcy

You usually need to include your spouse’s income when you file bankruptcy, even if you file individually. When a married debtor consults with me about their debt problems, sometimes they want to file bankruptcy under their name alone.  Filing bankruptcy for married people provides the same choice as filing taxes: you may file an individual bankruptcy […]