If you and your spouse both have a lot of debt under both of your names, you may want to consider filing a joint petition. What are the Benefits? First, it can be less expensive to file a joint bankruptcy than to file two separate ones. In fact, you may save court filing fees as [...]
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Most people hear the word bankruptcy and assume the worst. But, what most people don't realize that a bankruptcy can be a fresh start. In fact, did you know that President Lincoln filed for bankruptcy in 1833 before he became president? President Lincoln co-owned a general store with a friend. They purchased their store's inventory [...]
If you have an expiring Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), you will want to renew your number right away. Your number could be one of 2 million that will be expiring at the end of 2019. Renewing your ITIN number can help you to avoid tax refund delays next year. As we have previously discussed, [...]
According to a recent USA TODAY article, many seniors that took out reverse mortgages are now facing foreclosure. This is even more prominent in African American neighborhoods. So, are you in danger? First, you should know what a reverse mortgage is and how it works. So, How Does a Reverse Mortgage Work? A reverse mortgage [...]
Coming to the decision to file for bankruptcy can be a difficult decision. No doubt you have weighed your options carefully before coming to this decision. We understand. Now, you may be wondering what you should do next and if anything should be avoided. So, here is a list of common bankruptcy mistakes to avoid: [...]
Are worried about how to protect your identity? If so, we have put together some helpful information for you below: What You Can Do To Protect Your Identity The best way to protect yourself is to keep your information private. Be sure that you know why your personal information is required and how it will [...]
Were your wages garnished by the Employment Development Department (EDD)? If so, there are things you should know. The EDD is not like debt-buyers that require a lawsuit to withhold your money. The EDD is able to withhold money owed to you by the state to repay a debt. Since there is never a good [...]
A common question we are asked is if you can lose your job because you filed for bankruptcy. You should know that your employer cannot fire you only because you filed for bankruptcy. This is protected under the law. Again, your employer (government or private) cannot fire you for the sole reason that you filed [...]
Credit card debt is a concern for most Americans. Are being sued by a credit card debt? So, what do you do? To avoid receiving a judgment, or legal obligation to pay back a debt, you need to be aware of the following: 1. Do Not Ignore a Summons & Complaint If a lawsuit has [...]
If you are struggling with debt, you are probably weighing your options to see what will work best for you. This is exactly what you should be doing. However, you should know that credit counseling businesses can only help so much. For example, they are unable to negotiate with the IRS. They also cannot help [...]