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Will My Boss Find Out if I File for Bankruptcy?

Posted by on Mar 7, 2015 in Bankruptcy, Blog | Comments Off on Will My Boss Find Out if I File for Bankruptcy?

Will My Boss Find Out if I File for Bankruptcy?

When I file for bankruptcy, does my employer find out? Sometimes. Read here to find out more.

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The Other Attorney Says She Can File My Bankruptcy for $75.00

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in Bankruptcy | Comments Off on The Other Attorney Says She Can File My Bankruptcy for $75.00

The Other Attorney Says She Can File My Bankruptcy for $75.00

Many bankruptcy attorneys advertise that they can file your bankruptcy for $75.00.  Yes, they can.  However, did you know that unless they have you sign a new contract with them after they’ve filed your bankruptcy (and after they’ve filed, you don’t have to sign a new contract), you don’t have to pay them the rest of what they say you owe.   That’s right.  Because your future payments will be discharged in your bankruptcy, the law firm cannot try to collect on what you owe.  Many of these attorneys say they won’t go to your Meeting of Creditors with you if you don’t sign another contract.  Some judges look unfavorably upon attorneys who try to get out of representing their clients for the entire bankruptcy.   I don’t file your bankruptcy for $75.00.  I charge the full fee upfront.  I work for you for your entire bankruptcy.  Barring extreme illness or other unforeseen complications, I go to your Meeting of Creditors with you.  If I cannot go with you, I have a competent, experienced attorney go and I thoroughly brief them on your particular case.   You may see lots of ads for inexpensive attorneys.  Ask them what that fee covers and you may be surprised.  Some are not as inexpensive as they appear.   Call me to set an appointment for a no-cost consultation at...

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They’re Foreclosing on My House Today–What Can I Do?!?

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in Bankruptcy | 0 comments

They’re Foreclosing on My House Today–What Can I Do?!?

Have you received a foreclosure notice? See a bankruptcy attorney now!

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Why Doesn’t My Attorney Call Me Back?

Posted by on Jan 18, 2015 in Bankruptcy | 0 comments

Why Doesn’t My Attorney Call Me Back?

Returning telephone calls isn’t always as fast as our clients would like. Learn why.

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Christmas, Presents, and Bankruptcy

Posted by on Dec 27, 2014 in Bankruptcy | 0 comments

Christmas, Presents, and Bankruptcy

This is a great article from Skiba Law Group, PLC, on bankruptcy after Christmas.  Read it here.   The photo here is the same one used on their page.

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What Do I Wear to My Meeting of Creditors?

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in Bankruptcy | Comments Off on What Do I Wear to My Meeting of Creditors?

What Do I Wear to My Meeting of Creditors?

I’ve seen pretty much everything at this meeting, but what I recommend is business casual (khakis and polo shirt or button-down for men and slacks and a nice top for women).  I’ve seen shorts, muu-muus, suits, and cocktail dresses (that was me as I had a function to go to directly from this meeting).  I’ve not seen a swimsuit yet, but wouldn’t be surprised if it happened (if you do, please wear a cover-up over it).   This is a court hearing.  It’s not held in a court (yet) in our division; it’s held in a hotel, but will move to the courthouse January 1, 2015.  Please dress as if you were in court.  It’s a very brief hearing, but it’s a court hearing.   If you have beautiful, expensive jewelry or furs that you want to wear, make sure you’ve disclosed those items in your schedules.  Our jewelry exemption here in Georgia isn’t very generous, so if you wear that 4-carat diamond ring, make sure you’ve listed it on Schedule B with the appropriate value.   If you are a man and choose to wear a hat (baseball cap, golf cap, or the like), please remove the hat while you are at the table for your meeting with the...

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