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Stop Automatic Payments during Bankruptcy

Automatic payments are a convenient way to pay bills. An automatic payment is an automated process that pays bills directly from a banking or brokerage account through an electronic payment system. Typically, an...








VA Benefits and Bankruptcy

With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have...




Supreme Court to Decide Bankruptcy Issue

Imagine that you propose a Chapter 13 repayment plan to repay your creditors, but the bankruptcy court refuses to confirm it.  What can you do? If you live in the Third, Fourth or Fifth circuits, you may immediately...




A Dangerous Trap for Chapter 13 Debtors

A Chapter 13 bankruptcy debtor may sigh in relief once the bankruptcy case is filed. The weeks of collecting documents, dodging creditors, and examining finances is over and the bankruptcy automatic stay has provided a...




Are Student Loans Forever?

We all know some things are forever, for instance: “A diamond is forever.” “A marriage is forever.” “Ignorance can be fixed, but stupid is forever.” Many debtors believe that student loans are also forever, but that is...




Christmas Gifts and Bankruptcy

Christmas Gifts and Bankruptcy

Last updated August 22, 2018. For many Americans, overspending is a holiday tradition. According to the National Retail Federation, the average American shopper expected to spend nearly $1,000 during the 2017 holiday...




Do Bankruptcy Laws Vary from State to State?

Everyone knows that attorneys are masters at avoiding direct answers to simple questions. What is not commonly known is that what may seem like a simple question can actually be many compound questions in disguise....