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Pros and Cons of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Posted by William Kain on August 16

Making the decision to file a bankruptcy case is never easy; however, bankruptcy may be the best solution to your debt problems.  Bankruptcy offers many advantages that other debt solutions do not offer. Although there are numerous advantages, there are also some disadvantages. To help you weigh your options, our attorneys discuss all of the pros and cons of Chapter 7 during your free bankruptcy consultation.  Below are some of the common pros and cons of Chapter 7 that apply in most cases filed in Minnesota.

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How To Get Debt Free With KainScott's Minneapolis Bankruptcy Attorneys

Posted by Kelsey Quarberg on August 15

Every year, thousands of Americans file for bankruptcy for good reason: bankruptcy can be a useful way to erase your debt and get a fresh start. Despite the benefits of bankruptcy, many Minneapolis residents aren’t sure what steps they need to take to erase their debt or how fast and easy filing for bankruptcy can be with Kain & Scott.

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When Should I File for Bankruptcy?

Posted by William Kain on August 14

Answering the question, “When should I file for bankruptcy” is a difficult thing to do when you are immersed in the overwhelming stress caused by debt. Worrying about how you will pay your bills and take care of your family, while dealing with aggressive debt collectors and threatening lawsuits, can quickly take its toll. This is precisely when you should meet with an experienced bankruptcy attorney. Doing so before things get out of hand and you are tempted to do something drastic will payoff in the long run.

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What Are The Requirments to File Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

Posted by William Kain on August 14

When I meet with clients who are facing financial difficulty, I tell them that the first thing we have to decide is if they need to do something to resolve their debt issues, other than just using the same debt reduction strategies that they’ve been using up until the time we met. For the vast majority of the people I meet with, the answer to that question is yes - the reason they are in my office is that they don’t see a good financial outcome by maintaining the status quo.

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How To Find The Best Bankruptcy Attorneys in Eden Prairie, MN

Posted by Kelsey Quarberg on August 13

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The Requirements To File A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Posted by William Kain on August 12

Last week I wrote about the Requirements to File a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case. I wrote who (or what) can file chapter 7 case, the means testing requirement involved in chapter 7 cases, and the requirement that a chapter 7 debtor have a credit counseling briefing prior to filing a chapter 7 case. This week, I will look at the question that, while it does not come up often, can be quite important in the few cases where it is an issue: the venue of the bankruptcy case. Then I will write about what a chapter 7 debtor has to do to obtain a discharge.

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How Bankruptcy Can Protect You from a Summons To Appear In Court

Posted by Erick Bohm on August 11

Here we will discuss what a Summons is and what you can do to protect yourself now that you’ve received one. Receiving a Summons can be terrifying, especially if this is unfamiliar territory.

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Inheritances in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Posted by William Kain on August 10

The clients with whom I meet to discuss filing bankruptcy come in all ages, and genders. Some of my clients are very low-income wage earners; others have fairly high salaries. But my clients have one thing in common: they haven’t had very much good luck financially. For many of these people, filing a bankruptcy case, whether under chapter 7 or chapter 13, is the best option they have to resolve their financial issues. For a small percentage of these people who file bankruptcy cases, the years of bad luck that they experienced prior to filing is changed suddenly when they learn that they will inherit money or property from a deceased loved-one’s estate.

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5 Things To look For In Your Minnesota Bankruptcy Lawyer

Posted by Wesley Scott on August 9

I know, it’s hard to know who to trust in a field full of companies peddling debt solution services and lawyers offering bankruptcies. When you start to research who to hire it is easy to get confused and overwhelmed. However, what if I told you there are about 5 criteria you should always consider when hiring a Bankruptcy LawyerIt’s true, choosing a bankruptcy lawyer to hire in Minnesota is easy as looking at 5 criteria.

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Beat The Debt Heat With The Best Bankruptcy Law Firm in St Paul, MN

Posted by Margaret Henehan on August 8

Are you sweating your unpaid debt? Are creditors turning up the heat and you need a fast and easy way to freeze your debt for good? As St Paul’s summer heat reaches its prime and the sweltering temperatures of August set in, there are tips to “beat the heat” everywhere you turn. From dips in the local pool to shaved ice binges, there are countless ways for Minnesota residents to cool off once the heat index rises.

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What Makes Up Your Credit Score and How Bankruptcy Affects It

Posted by William Kain on August 5

Credit scores are a very vague concept to most people, yet they can hold so much power over your financial well-being. Almost everybody has a credit score, and like it or not, it can affect everything from being able to open up a new credit card to determining if you will be approved for a mortgage or rental property. If you are considering filing for bankruptcy, chances are your credit score has already taken a hit, and is lower than what is recommended. You are also likely worried that if you go through with a bankruptcy, your credit score will become even lower, to a point that is irreparable. We are very happy to tell you that this is not something you should worry about. 

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5 Things To Avoid When Hiring A Bankruptcy Lawyer in Minnesota

Posted by Wesley Scott on August 4

When a Minnesota resident is looking into Bankruptcy, you have a wide variety of choices amongst lawyers and bankruptcy preparer vendors. The spectrum of services provided range dramatically. Remember only Lawyers can dispense legal advice. So calling the paralegal service on a park bench is probably not the best move. They cannot give you ANY legal advice. Why? They are not lawyers. If they do give you legal advice without a law license, they are committing a crime- the unauthorized practice of law.

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How Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Can Help with Your Second Mortgage

Posted by Erick Bohm on August 3

If you’re under water on a second mortgage, you may be in luck. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy provides two options for solving this issue. Those two options are referred to as lien strip and cramdown. Both options can be advantageous to the property owner who has real estate valued at less than the amount owed on a first mortgage. These options are provided for under the law to promote property ownership while protecting individuals from overwhelming debt. Depending on your situation, one option may be more beneficial than the other. Ultimately, the question comes down to whether or not the property is your homestead.

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Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Posted by William Kain on August 2

When you make the decision to file for bankruptcy in Minnesota, you are making the decision to erase your debts and change your life for good. But knowing which type of bankruptcy to file – Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 – can be confusing. Each type has the power to erase your debts and which is right for you is determined by your unique financial situation.

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What Happens After Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

Posted by William Kain on August 1

You’ve taken a major step in regaining your financial freedom by filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. Congratulations on being well on your way to becoming free from debt!

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