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Bankruptcy Exemptions in Washington

If you’re going through financial distress, you may want to file for bankruptcy under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. Either bankruptcy chapter allows you to have certain assets exempted from bankruptcy proceedings. If an asset is exempted, it will not be sold to your creditor to pay your debt. Different exemptions are specific to [...]

2019-12-07T12:10:30+00:00

Bankruptcy Overview

Most people considering filing for bankruptcy will ask: What are bankruptcies? What is the difference between Chapter 7 bankruptcy and Chapter 13 bankruptcy? Which bankruptcy options am I eligible for? Your Vancouver WA bankruptcy attorney will be able to give you legal advice you as to which bankruptcy chapter best suits your needs. What Is Chapter [...]

2019-09-25T14:27:08+00:00

Involuntary Bankruptcy in Oregon

Any individual may file for bankruptcy. For that matter, partnerships, corporations, or business trusts may take advantage of bankruptcy protection too, excluding certain types of business organizations such as banks and insurers. When the filer of the bankruptcy petition is the debtor, then it’s a voluntary bankruptcy. According to bankruptcy laws, a voluntary petition [...]

2019-09-17T09:17:32+00:00

Student Loan Debt and Bankruptcy

Student loan debt is now, more than ever, a crisis in the United States. Consider the following numbers: As of 2019, student loan debtis at an all-time high with a national total of $1.5 trillion. In a recent study, 32% of consumers who use a bankruptcy-assistance service to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection [...]

2019-08-29T06:35:46+00:00

Consumer Bankruptcy in Portland Oregon

There are several chapters in the bankruptcy code. Chapters 7, 11, 12, and 13 are the most common. There’s also a Chapter 15, but this bankruptcy chapter mainly involves insolvency cases in foreign countries. Chapter 12 is particularly for family farmers and family fishermen to file for bankruptcy protection. Chapter 11, on the other [...]

2019-08-12T12:21:01+00:00

Is Bankruptcy Beneficial to Senior Citizens?

While bankruptcy often seems to be suggested as a way to stop harassment from collectors, if not totally eradicating one’s debts,  seniors and retirees should carefully consider their options thoroughly.  How much or how little property they have acquired may work against them. If the elderly have inherited or acquired substantial assets, they are [...]

2019-08-13T06:49:12+00:00

What are the Top Causes of Bankruptcy?

A common misconception is that irresponsible people are usually the ones to become debtors and go bankrupt, thus, those who file for bankruptcy are frequently assumed to be irresponsible. However, nothing could be farther from the truth. While it is true that bad budgeting or overspending may be attributed to being irresponsible, financial management [...]

2019-12-03T13:06:42+00:00

Can A Self-Employed Individual File For Bankruptcy?

Yes, self-employed debtors may file bankruptcy under Chapter 7 (liquidation) or Chapter 13 (reorganization) of the bankruptcy code as long as they can establish and prove their average income for the six months prior to filing their petition for bankruptcy. If you are self-employed or an independent contractor looking into filing under bankruptcy Chapter [...]

2019-12-03T13:39:51+00:00

What Can Bankruptcy Attorneys Do For Me?

If you are considering bankruptcy in Seattle, you must already be in a dire financial situation. As such, you probably think it is better if you file bankruptcy on your own to save on attorney’s fees. However, you may not be aware that it is a big and expensive mistake. The fact remains, working with [...]

2019-08-12T12:37:48+00:00