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What is a Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure, and is it a Good Deal for You?

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A deed in lieu of foreclosure is precisely what it sounds like: in order to be released from your mortgage obligation, you must sign over the deed to your home to the bank. Typically, homeowners file for a deed in lieu when they have received notice of foreclosure from the bank, and they want… Read More »

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Will I Be Forced to Liquidate My Business in a Florida Bankruptcy?

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When you started your business, you put everything you had into it, including your blood, sweat, tears, and yes, money. After you opened its doors, you continued to pour your hard earned income into making your business bigger and better. A lot of small business owners do this—invest their own income into their small… Read More »

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Stop Digging Yourself Deeper Into Debt! Here’s How

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There are few worse places that you can be than in debt, yet that’s just where many Americans find themselves all too often. For the average American, credit card debt in the vicinity of $16,000 is nothing to blanch at. The average household with any kind of debt does not think twice about an… Read More »

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What to Expect at Your “Meeting of Creditors”

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When you file for bankruptcy, the U.S. Bankruptcy Code Section 341 dictates that you attend what is known as the “Meeting of Creditors.” For many people, this is the most difficult aspect of filing for bankruptcy—even more difficult than the filing itself. This is because you are forced to face the very people you… Read More »

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Should I Hire a Bankruptcy Lawyer?

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Whether you lost your job and are on the verge of losing everything – you have sky-high medical bills that you simply cannot afford – or you got in over your head with debt and did not realize it until it was too late – you may find yourself faced with two options: file… Read More »

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Understanding How Loan Modification Works

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If you are unable to make your current house payments but do not want to foreclose on your home or go through forbearance, there is a glimmer of hope. Loan modification is available to select homeowners who want to decrease their monthly payments to make them more manageable. This involves changing the terms of… Read More »

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Short Sale, Foreclosure, or Bankruptcy? Which is the Better Option?

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If you can no longer afford your mortgage payments or, worse yet, if you have missed several mortgage payments, the bank may have threatened to take your home. While it may be easier for you to just throw up your hands and let the bank have it, it may not be the best thing… Read More »

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Drowning in Debt? Use These Tips to Stop Creditor Harassment

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Considering the ease with which credit card companies approve applications these days, it is no wonder that just a few years ago, 80 percent of American consumers were in debt. Today, thanks to consumer awareness and smarter spending habits, that number has decreased to just 75 percent, according to CNBC. However, that is still… Read More »

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The Differences Between Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcies

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Most people are familiar with Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies, but most people are unaware that there are actually six types of bankruptcies, each of which is titled after their chapter in the Bankruptcy Code. However, everyday consumers are eligible for just three, while one is for commercial enterprises, another is for municipalities… Read More »

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Options for When You Cannot Make Your Mortgage Payments

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If you have fallen behind on your mortgage payments and your lender has refused your application for a loan modification, forbearance, or repayment plan, you may be feeling at a loss as what to do. You do not want to foreclose on your home, but at the same, time, you do not believe that… Read More »

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