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Should I choose Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy?

When you decide to file bankruptcy in New Jersey, you must first decide whether you will file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. This choice will affect many aspects of your case. You could preserve your assets or lose them all. You could wipe your debt clean quickly or have to make repayments and not end your case for years. This decision needs to be made carefully, so you ensure you make the correct move.

What should I not do before filing bankruptcy?

There are many things that you may do that could lead you to having to file bankruptcy in New Jersey. However, once you make the decision to file, there are things you should absolutely not do. Some moves you make could lead to further trouble for you. It is a good idea to be aware of these things so you do not end up causing more issues for yourself as you try to file bankruptcy.

Steps to take after bankruptcy

If you’ve recently filed for bankruptcy in Monmouth County, you may be wondering what steps to take next. Getting your finances back on track can take some time, but it is possible provided you have the right information, such as tips on how to create a viable budget. U.S. News & World Report offers the following advice in this case.

Reviewing other benefits of bankruptcy

We have gone over many bankruptcy-related issues on this blog, from the options that people who are considering bankruptcy may have to the ins and outs of different types of bankruptcy. Many people are aware that filing for bankruptcy can help a person from a financial point of view if they are buried in debt and being held back by what they owe. However, bankruptcy can be advantageous for many other reasons, which we will look into in this post.

Can you avoid having to file for personal bankruptcy?

You have recently hit hard times and are feeling the pressure of financial strain. The thought of filing for personal bankruptcy in New Jersey has crossed your mind, but first you are wondering if there is anything else you can do before you make such an impactful decision. Fortunately, there are adjustments that you can make to hopefully boost your financial well-being and avoid having to make a decision that could have many long-term consequences. 

Can I talk to my creditors about my credit card debt?

You might believe that everything on your credit card bill from the interest rate to the minimum payment is set in stone, which in turn makes it impossible to get out from under your current credit card debt. Debt fears, however, should not overwhelm you or your New Jersey household. Contacting your credit card company and ask them for help in managing your debt might be the answer you are looking for.

Answering some common bankruptcy questions

People who are considering bankruptcy will, understandably, have a lot of questions about how the process works and what bankruptcy can ultimately do for them. Today, we would like to answer some of those frequently asked questions so that people who are in dire financial positions can better understand what bankruptcy could do for them.

Fewer bankruptcies aren't necessarily sign of good times

After about a decade of bad news regarding the economy, it is tempting to grab onto pieces of information that might mean there is good news for a change. One bit of information that sounds promising at first listen is that personal bankruptcy filings are down.

Study suggests divorcing parties have debt matters to settle

Deception and divorce often come hand-in-hand. Maybe someone misled their spouse about who they were and revealed their true colors after walking down the aisle. Maybe after years of marriage another sexual partner proved too tempting to pass up. Maybe a spouse lies about being happy for so long that ultimately the opportunity to fix the union passes a couple by.

Dishonest collections practices costs company $1 M and its names

If you were to get a call, letter or text from a something called National Attorney Service, would you think that party has a legitimate legal affiliation? If you are like many other consumers who have been contacted by that group, you might be intimidated and likely to take the correspondence seriously.

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