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Picking a Bankruptcy Lawyer After struggling to pay your bills, you’re ready to consider bankruptcy. It’s time to contact a bankruptcy lawyer, but how do you pick a bankruptcy lawyer that is right for you?  Some advertise on TV and radio, others on billboards and bus stops. They seem fine,…

Top 10 Celebrity Estate Planning Mistakes 1. Choosing an untrustworthy executor or trustee. Number 1 on the list of Top 10 Celebrity Estate Planning Mistakes is Tobacco and energy heiress Doris Duke (renowned for her gardens) chose an unsavory trustee – her butler – to manager her $1 billion foundation….

Making Your Debt Manageable Through Chapter 13 Bankruptcy For many individuals who do not qualify or have debt relief needs that cannot be addressed by Chapter 7 bankruptcy, Chapter 13 is an effective route. Chapter 13 bankruptcy provides debtors the breathing room they need to pay back some or all…

 Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Overview Chapter 7 bankruptcy, also known as “fresh start” or “liquidation” bankruptcy, provides debt relief for honest people who are being crushed by overwhelming debt. Many people, from white-collar professionals to blue-collar auto workers, find themselves unable to keep up with credit card, medical or other debts after…

Your Bankruptcy Trustee In every bankruptcy filing, an impartial trustee is assigned to the case. The trustee can have many different responsibilities in the case depending on the type of bankruptcy involved. In general terms, the role of the trustee is twofold. First, to represent the interests of the creditors…

Understanding the Bankruptcy Process Many people considering bankruptcy find the idea rather intimidating because they don’t know how the process works or what they are getting into. When you work with me, I will be there with you every step of the way and I will do everything I can to make…

The Truth About Bankruptcy There has been a lot of bad information circulated via word of mouth and other sources about bankruptcy. I have chosen a few that I hear fairly frequently in my office and decided to put the misinformation to rest once and for all. Myths and Misconceptions I can’t…

You may have read online that filing Bankruptcy is one of the worst things you can do.  People such as Dave Ramsey have dedicated their lives to helping people avoid filing Bankruptcy.  While that is a noble cause, even Dave Ramsey realizes there are times in life where there is…