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What Happens to Your Tax Debt After Bankruptcy?

Posted by Margaret Henehan on September 20

Many people I speak with are interested in finding out what debts are not dischargeable in a bankruptcy. Meaning what debts will still remain after a bankruptcy. Tax debt is the most tricky debt to deal with in bankruptcy because there are so many rules in place that must be followed in order to determine whether tax debt can be discharged in a chapter 7 bankruptcy.

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(Video) Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy In Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Posted by Wesley Scott on September 19

What is a Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Eden Prairie, Minnesota? It is the same thing it is all throughout the state of Minnesota. Bankruptcy law is based on federal bankruptcy statutes, not state law. So, what Chapter 7 bankruptcy is in Eden Prairie, Minnesota is the same thing it is all across Minnesota. Chapter 7 bankruptcy is like hitting a reset button on your financial life.

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Why Should I File Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

Posted by Wesley Scott on September 18

If there was a win-win solution for your debt, would you take it?

In life, as well as in finances, there are very few circumstances that could be properly called a “win-win.” As such, it is normal to be wary of promises of a win-win solution, especially in terms of eliminating your debt.

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5 Questions to Ask an Attorney During a Free Debt Consultation

Posted by Wesley Scott on September 16

Making the decision to file bankruptcy is not easy. Most people struggle with how to handle their financial problems and only come to the conclusion to file bankruptcy after considering all other alternatives. By the time you arrive at a bankruptcy attorney’s office for a free debt consultation, you’ll have dozens of questions to ask the attorney about the bankruptcy process. While you will likely have questions to ask an attorney that are specific to your situation, it is beneficial to add the following questions to your list of topics to discuss:

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Is Debt Settlement a Good Alternative to Bankruptcy?

Posted by Margaret Henehan on September 15

When a potential client comes in for an initial consultation, one of the available options for a client with a debt problem is debt settlement. But is it a good alternative to bankruptcy? The answer is mainly no, it’s not, the reasons of which are spelled out below.

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What is a Priority Creditor?

Posted by William Kain on September 14

When the lawyers at Kain & Scott file bankruptcy cases, one of our jobs is to “classify” debt. There are three classes of debt in bankruptcy cases: unsecured, secured and priority.

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How To File For Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Posted by Erick Bohm on September 13

Don’t you wish there was a fast and easy way to erase your debt in Minnesota?

It’s easy to get into debt: the loss of your job, change of circumstances, an unstable market, and serious illness are just a few reasons you may have fallen behind on your payments. Once you fall behind on your payments, the amount of your debt grows quickly as penalties and interest are added.

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(Video) How To Tell The Difference Between The Real IRS or Scam Artist?

Posted by Kelsey Quarberg on September 12

I often receive panicked phone calls and emails from clients stating they received a call from the IRS threatening to arrest them for failure to pay taxes. After looking into each client’s case, more often than not I find that the call or email was a scam. When you are faced with overwhelming debt, it can be difficult to distinguish between what is real and what is fake. You may be receiving a mix of calls from real debt collectors and fake debt collectors. The fake collectors take advantage of people that have other, real types of debt in the hopes that they will accidentally get paid. Here are some signs and tips to avoid IRS scams:

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What is Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

Posted by Wesley Scott on September 11

When you file for bankruptcy in Minnesota, it’s important to know which type of bankruptcy is right for you. Each type of bankruptcy has its advantages and can help your family get back on track, but chances are, one type is more suitable for your family than others. While an experienced bankruptcy lawyer can best help you decide which type of bankruptcy is appropriate for your unique situation, below we explore the reasons why Chapter 13 bankruptcy is popular among debtors and may be the debt solution you need to regain control over your finances.

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What Happens If You Transfer Money Prior To Filing Bankruptcy?

Posted by William Kain on September 8

Last week I wrote about a common concern that people who are thinking about filing a bankruptcy case have: the entanglement of family members in the potential client’s financial affairs. I wrote about the effect a bankruptcy has on a non-filing spouse and the issues in bankruptcy that come up when a relative has co-signed on a financial obligation with a bankruptcy debtor.

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How Can I Keep My Family Out Of My Bankruptcy?

Posted by William Kain on September 7

Most of the people that I see at my office who are experiencing financial problems are feeling a significant amount of stress about their money problems. And many of the people with whom I meet are concerned about what will happen to family members if they choose to file bankruptcy. The concerns come from many fact situations.

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(Video) How Does Filing for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Affect Your Credit Score?

Posted by Wesley Scott on September 6

Kain & Scott is Minnesota’s oldest bankruptcy law firm- we have been around since 1972. We have seen a thing or two when it comes to the aftermath of filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and have helped thousands of Minnesotans get their lives back.  Here is the truth about what the effect filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy will have on your credit:

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Pros and Cons of Declaring Bankruptcy

Posted by Erick Bohm on September 5

Let’s face it, nobody wants to file bankruptcy. Then again, nobody wants to struggle financially, either. Unfortunately, we all struggle with our finances at one point or another. Sometimes we find ourselves in a financial bind and we need help getting out from underneath the pressure. Bankruptcy is a powerful option that helps consumers resurface after being brought down by crippling debt. Whether the debt is caused by ever-increasing interest rates, unmanageable credit cards, divorce, or medical related issues, bankruptcy may be a great option to get your life back.

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(Video) What Are The Chances of Getting Denied a Chapter 7 Discharge?

Posted by Wesley Scott on September 4

At Kain & Scott we get asked what the chances of getting denied a Chapter 7 discharge a lot and we completely understand this concern. But, let’s talk about what actually happens to the VAST majority of Minnesotans who file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The VAST majority get their discharge and have their debts wiped out,  tax free ! However, a very small percentage of cases do get denied, here are the reasons:

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What Happens After Bankruptcy: Quotes to Guide Your Future

Posted by Wesley Scott on September 2

Many of our clients wonder what happens after bankruptcy. The good news is, it is not that complicated. After your bankruptcy case has ended, you simply go on with your life. You live your life as you see fit. There is no one looking over your shoulder to scold you about purchasing a new pair of shoes or taking a family vacation. Creditors and debt collectors are not permitted to pick up where they left off and begin harassing you about debts that were discharged in your bankruptcy. In most cases, no one will ever know that you filed a bankruptcy case unless you tell them, they were directly involved with your bankruptcy case or you give them permission to access your credit report. In other words, what happens after bankruptcy is up to you.

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