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Does bankruptcy stop creditor harassment and phone calls?

What I have found that immediately after you have filed for bankruptcy is once creditors are notified…

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Does my spouse have to file for bankruptcy with me?

The answer to that question is no. However, from an efficiency and expense standpoint, it is generally…

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After I file my case, what should I do if a creditor demands payment?

You should immediately call your attorney’s office so that I can notify the creditor about your bankruptcy…

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Are there different kinds of bankruptcy?

Generally speaking, there are two fundamental concepts of bankruptcy, liquidation and reorganization. In Chapter seven, we liquidate…

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Do I need to take a credit counseling course before filing for bankruptcy?

The answer to that question is yes. In 2005, Congress passed a law that required everybody filing…

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How is child support calculated?

Child support is calculated by adding your income and the other parent’s income together. For example, if…

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Why do I need to have a child support order?

Well, if you have a paternity case or a divorce case, child support is generally set when…

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What happens to medical debts that are incurred after I file for bankruptcy?

If I incur medical debt after I file for bankruptcy, will those debts be discharged? The answer…

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Do I need a lawyer to file for bankruptcy?

No, you don’t need a lawyer to file for bankruptcy. However, what you are paying for is…

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