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Am I A Good Candidate for Bankruptcy?

Deciding on whether or not you should file for bankruptcy is a tough call. Some may even tell you to declare bankruptcy only as a last resort. But before giving in to the stigma, consider all possible angles in approaching your financial issues.  The main reason why bankruptcy laws were even created was to [...]


How Bankruptcy Works

The bankruptcy process involves a set of federal laws designed to help individual and business debtors who cannot pay what they owe. All 94 federal judicial districts handle bankruptcies. Bankruptcy filings are done with the bankruptcy court in almost all of them. Federal bankruptcy courts have jurisdiction over bankruptcy cases, so they cannot be [...]


Should You File Bankruptcy? Assessing Your Financial Situation

Should I file for bankruptcy? This is one of the most asked questions among people in financial distress who owe more than what they can pay. If you are in the same situation, don’t consider filing bankruptcy as a dangerous option. In fact, a bankruptcy petition may give you the faster route to debt [...]


Weighing the Costs of Filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

For debtors with high amounts of unpaid loans, paying off creditors using their savings is not the only option. In fact, borrowers who own valuable and nonexempt property may choose to file for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. However, choosing this type of bankruptcy involves weighing both the financial and indirect costs on the part [...]


Bankruptcy Alternative

If you’re facing serious financial problems, you may be considering filing for bankruptcy. In many cases, bankruptcies were an apt solution for people who have been struggling financially. While filing bankruptcy is often the last resort for debtors, it’s also possible that they may not realize what alternatives there are. Indeed, there are less [...]


Federal Bankruptcy Exemptions in Oregon

When financial problems become severe, declaring bankruptcy is the common solution. People in debt may overcome their financial distress by taking advantage of bankruptcy protection. Not only do bankruptcies offer debt relief, but they also lead to a fresh start. If you want to declare bankruptcy, there are some necessary steps you need to [...]


Bankruptcy Fees

Bankruptcy laws were created to be a tool for debt relief available for people with financial problems who are insolvent and unable to pay the debts to their creditors. Declaring bankruptcy is as not as easy as it sounds. There are a number of factors to consider. An important thing to note is that [...]


Washington Bankruptcy in a Nutshell

Credit card companies may tell you that you’ll only go bankrupt if you lose control over your spending and misuse your credit card, but this is not true. Bankruptcy lawyers will tell you that their clients who have filed bankruptcy cases with bankruptcy courts have done so for various reasons. Debtors come in all [...]


Chapter 7 No-Asset Cases

There are different types of bankruptcy presented in the bankruptcy code. If you want to petition for personal bankruptcy, you would likely file for bankruptcy under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. Chapter 7 involves liquidation, while Chapter 13 involves debt reorganization. Debtors who file under the liquidation bankruptcy chapter usually have very few assets. [...]


Bankruptcy Automatic Stay in Oregon

Filing for Chapter 7, 11, or 13 bankruptcy triggers an injunction called “automatic stay.” It essentially protects debtors from persistent collection efforts from creditors and other collection agencies. Once an automatic stay is in effect, all debt collection efforts must stop at once. If you filed for bankruptcy, it means that creditors may no [...]