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Do I Need To Disclose The Auto Loan That I Cosigned For In My Bankruptcy?

July 10th, 2013 / G. Wald / Comments Off on Do I Need To Disclose The Auto Loan That I Cosigned For In My Bankruptcy?

When filing for bankruptcy, you are required to report all of your liabilities and assets. An auto loan in which you cosigned for is considered a liability. Even if you do not possess the vehicle and the primary borrower makes all of the necessary payments, you are still liable for the loan. You have to […]

St Louis Park Bankruptcy Attorney: Bankruptcy Questions

June 28th, 2013 / G. Wald / Comments Off on St Louis Park Bankruptcy Attorney: Bankruptcy Questions

Bankruptcy FAQs. What do I need to begin my Minnesota bankruptcy case? Have a detailed list of past and current debts as well as a list of assets and liabilities. Additionally, you will need tax returns for the past two years, documentation of income, recent bank account and retirement statements, proof of expenses, and identification. […]

Speak With A Bankruptcy Attorney About A Hardship Discharge

June 12th, 2013 / G. Wald / Comments Off on Speak With A Bankruptcy Attorney About A Hardship Discharge

Filing for Chapter 13 gives people with a source of income the choice of devising a plan to repay some of their debt when they’re experiencing a financial hardship. This is why Chapter 13 is also known as the “wage earner’s plan.” In the instance that you’ve already filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, yet you […]

You Must Take A Credit Counseling Course Before Filing For Bankruptcy

May 31st, 2013 / G. Wald / Comments Off on You Must Take A Credit Counseling Course Before Filing For Bankruptcy

Before a debtor can file for bankruptcy, they must take a credit counseling course beforehand and then a financial management course before the discharge can be granted. This requirement has been in effect since 2005, when the bankruptcy code was revised. These courses are intended to educate debtors and to aid in positive financial management. […]

Set Yourself Up For Success After Bankruptcy

May 3rd, 2013 / G. Wald / Comments Off on Set Yourself Up For Success After Bankruptcy

Now that you’ve successfully discharged or restructured your debts in bankruptcy, it’s time to set yourself up for success after bankruptcy. Here are some important steps to take to ensure your success: Compile a list of any debts that were discharged in bankruptcy. Certain debts such as student loans, child support, spousal support, and some […]

What Happens When You Can’t Repay Your Tax Debt?

April 24th, 2013 / G. Wald / Comments Off on What Happens When You Can’t Repay Your Tax Debt?

It is possible to eliminate your federal income taxes in Chapter 7 bankruptcy if all of the following conditions are met: Your tax debt is from income taxes. Any taxes other than income, such as payroll taxes or fraud penalties, will not be eliminated by bankruptcy. You didn’t defraud the system. If you filed a […]

Common Bankruptcy Myths

April 4th, 2013 / G. Wald / Comments Off on Common Bankruptcy Myths

Common Bankruptcy Myths Everyone will know that I filed for bankruptcy… While filing for bankruptcy is a matter of public record, people generally won’t find this information unless they are looking for it. All of my debts will be wiped out in Chapter 7 bankruptcy… Sadly, not every debt is able to be discharged. Non-dischargeable […]

How Credit Card Use Can Affect Your Bankruptcy

March 27th, 2013 / G. Wald / Comments Off on How Credit Card Use Can Affect Your Bankruptcy

If you plan on filing for bankruptcy, you need to understand how credit card use can affect your bankruptcy. It is never a good idea to run up credit cards immediately beforehand. While it may be tempting, using your credit cards directly before filing for bankruptcy can lead to complications that include not being able […]

Tax Debt Relief And Bankruptcy

March 12th, 2013 / G. Wald / Comments Off on Tax Debt Relief And Bankruptcy

Tax Debt Relief  If you have an income tax debt, and are filing for bankruptcy, that may be eligible for discharge under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. The difference between a Chapter 7 bankruptcy and a Chapter 13 bankruptcy is that Chapter 7 allows for a full discharge of permitted debts […]

Repairing Your Credit After Bankruptcy

February 26th, 2013 / G. Wald / Comments Off on Repairing Your Credit After Bankruptcy

Repairing your credit after bankruptcy is possible, you could even obtain a good credit score within several years of your bankruptcy case being discharged. The first step is receiving the notification from the courts that all of your debt has been discharged. This form will be titled “Discharge of Debtor.” Keep this form in a […]

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