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Pre-petition vs. Post-petition Debt

What does Pre-petition vs. Post-petition debt mean in a Bankruptcy? Pre-petition debt is all debt that you have incurred prior to your bankruptcy case being filed. You must list all of your Creditors and debt when you file bankruptcy. Pre-petition debt is the debt that we are expecting to be discharged as part of your [...]

Can you file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy with perfect credit?

Yes. Your credit history does not influence your ability to qualify for Bankruptcy. There are no rules or requirements related to your credit you must meet when filing for bankruptcy. You do not need to be behind on your bills or ever missed a single payment. I think this is a common myth in Bankruptcy [...]

What Will Happen To My Credit Score When I File For Bankruptcy?

You may be surprised! This is a common question and concern for those considering bankruptcy as an option to relieve their debt stress. You may be surprised to find that the damage may not be as bad as you think and that it is possible to rebuild your credit.  A Chapter 7 bankruptcy involves the [...]

Reverse Mortgage Scam Causes Seniors to Face Foreclosure and Eviction

Kansas Seniors At Risk Of Facing Foreclosure As Defaults on Reverse Mortgages Hit Record Rates In 2007 I was skeptical, at best, about Reverse Mortgages. As the Elder Law Project Manager for the law firm I worked at I traveled around nine different counties in Kansas and heard countless tells about how people had lost [...]

What Should I Do If A Creditor Or Collection Agency Starts Calling Me?

Know that there are options available to you -- Overwhelming Debt We all try hard to pay our bills and not spend more than we have. However, sometimes emergencies arise. We need expensive medications. A utility bill is particularly high. A child needs money for a crisis. Paying for these things can cause one to [...]

What are the different Chapters of Bankruptcy?

There are several different Chapters of Bankruptcy. Part of the Bankruptcy Information Sheet provided by U.S. Trustee Program explains each as follows: Chapter 7 – A trustee is appointed to take over your property. Any property of value will be sold or turned into money to pay your creditors. You may be able to keep [...]

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