Medical Bankruptcy

September 14th, 2015 / G. Wald / Comments Off on Medical Bankruptcy

Harvard study found that nearly 70% of bankruptcy cases are Medical Bankruptcy.  With today’s high deductibles, the situation hasn’t improved.   Illness can mean time off of work and reduced income.  Medical Bankruptcy eliminates medical debt, but only the medical bills that are owed as of the date of filing your bankruptcy petition.  If you are currently running […]

Student Loans in Bankruptcy

August 18th, 2015 / G. Wald / Comments Off on Student Loans in Bankruptcy

Student Loans in Bankruptcy In order to eliminate student loans in bankruptcy, it is necessary to sue the lender and prove that it would be an “undue hardship” to be required to repay the loan.  The courts have interpreted this requirement stringently, making it difficult for most borrowers to eliminate their student loans in bankruptcy.   […]

HELP! I’VE BEEN SUED!

August 4th, 2015 / G. Wald / Comments Off on HELP! I’VE BEEN SUED!

Have you been sued in Minnesota? – Understanding Debt Lawsuit When credit cards, bank loans, medical bills and other debts become seriously delinquent, the creditors usually send them to a collection agency first.  If the collection agency can’t collect the debt, then it may go to a collections lawyer who will sue to collect the debt.  […]

What’s New About Getting a Mortgage After Bankruptcy

July 14th, 2015 / G. Wald / Comments Off on What’s New About Getting a Mortgage After Bankruptcy

The waiting period for obtaining an FHA or VA mortgage after bankruptcy is two years after you receive your Chapter 7 bankruptcy discharge..  It normally takes about three months to get your discharge after we file your bankruptcy petition with the court.  However, there is a new rule that allows you to obtain an FHA […]

Keeping Track of Companies You Owe Money To

June 22nd, 2015 / G. Wald / Comments Off on Keeping Track of Companies You Owe Money To

When you run into financial problems and bills begin to mount, it can sometimes be hard keeping track of companies you owe money to. You might receive calls from multiple collection companies and they often do not identify who they are collecting for. In order to eliminate your debts in bankruptcy it is important to […]

What Friends and Relatives will Think of you if you file for Bankruptcy Protection.

April 20th, 2015 / G. Wald / Comments Off on What Friends and Relatives will Think of you if you file for Bankruptcy Protection.

You might be worried about what friends and relatives will think of you if you file for bankruptcy protection.  You can relax.  Your friends and relatives want what is best for you.  For example, one of my clients was borrowing heavily from his parents in order to keep up with his credit card debt.  His […]

Discover the Difference Between Debt Management Plans and Filing Bankruptcy

March 18th, 2015 / G. Wald / Comments Off on Discover the Difference Between Debt Management Plans and Filing Bankruptcy

Credit counseling companies were originally created by the banks to collect debts for them.  They offer “debt management plans” where by people can consolidate their debts and pay them off in full over a period of five years.  They try to negotiate lower interest rates for the credit cards so that they can be paid […]

Can a Person Filing Bankruptcy Exclude Debts They Want to Pay?

January 7th, 2015 / G. Wald / Comments Off on Can a Person Filing Bankruptcy Exclude Debts They Want to Pay?

Filing Bankruptcy Exclude Debts: I am often asked Can a Person Filing Bankruptcy Exclude Debts They Want to Pay?.  When you file a bankruptcy petition, you must give the court a complete list of your debts.  You are not allowed to leave anything off.  However, it is possible to repay debts that you have listed […]

How Often Can I File Bankruptcy?

December 8th, 2014 / G. Wald / Comments Off on How Often Can I File Bankruptcy?

When a person has filed bankruptcy in the past, they may want to know how long they must wait to file bankruptcy again.   If a person has filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition and received a discharge of their debts, they must wait 8 years before they can file another Chapter 7 petition.  However, the […]

Brooklyn Center Bankruptcy Attorney: How To Pay For Bankruptcy

November 4th, 2014 / G. Wald / Comments Off on Brooklyn Center Bankruptcy Attorney: How To Pay For Bankruptcy

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Chapter 7 bankruptcy allows a person to eliminate most types of debts completely, while allowing a person to keep all assets that are exempt from creditors.   The court filing fee and attorney’s fee for Chapter 7 bankruptcy must be paid in advance.  If a person wants Chapter 7 bankruptcy and is not […]

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