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The Difference Between Foreclosures & Short Sales

Your debt is overbearing and you can’t keep up with your mortgage payments. There are a few possible paths you could face next, including foreclosure or a short sale. Both will help pay back creditors and lenders, but they’re different routes and don’t come without their own problems. Foreclosure If you miss a certain number……
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The 3 Types of Creditor Claims in Bankruptcy in New Jersey

Filing for bankruptcy is an option many people take when they need to free themselves from financial hardship and get a fresh start. It’s not for everyone, but it’s more than helpful for those who qualify. When filing for bankruptcy, it’s important to know how the courts will treat your debts. When it comes down……
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The Fair Credit Reporting Act: Your Rights and Common Violations

Credit reporting agencies, creditors and other users of such information are subject to the Fair Credit Reporting Act. If any of these types of entities are found violating this act, then it may be possible to seek damages from the offender in civil court. Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act The Fair Credit……
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Can My Wages Be Garnished If I am Contractor, Self Employed, or Gig Worker?

Wage garnishment is one way that creditors can try to secure repayment by collecting money directly from your paycheck. At the Law Office of Joel R. Spivack, we help consumers get back on their feet and curb predatory debt collection practices. Can a 1099 employee have their wages garnished? Our attorneys are here to help……
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Can You File Bankruptcy to Clear Court Fines?

Can You File Bankruptcy to Clear Court Fines? Bankruptcy gives a fresh start to individuals underwater with their debts, but not all debts can be discharged through filing a bankruptcy.  Attorney Joel R. Spivack has extensive bankruptcy law experience and can help you understand whether your court fines are dischargeable under the Bankruptcy Code. Can……
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