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A Guide to the Different Chapters of Bankruptcy

If you’re on the verge, or even just considering the concept of filing for bankruptcy, understanding your options is an important step. People commonly hear about Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, but may not know the difference. The truth is the Bankruptcy Code allows for multiple different types of bankruptcy and understanding the difference between……
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Should I Be Worried About Going to My Meeting of Creditors?

Should I Be Worried About Going to My Meeting of Creditors? There’s no doubt that declaring bankruptcy is a tough choice to make. For many, it’s the only viable way to start over with a clean slate. In 2021 alone, more than 413,000 people filed for bankruptcy in the United States. Though most people who……
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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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