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Wesley Scott

Wesley Scott
I love being a Minnesota bankruptcy attorney because it allows me to give people hope that, together, we can get their lives back. People call us because of business failure (many businesses fail, that is a fact of life), income drop (bad economy or otherwise), divorce (happens to many), medical problems (how can you help that?), and bad financial decisions (we have all made them!). I understand the financial pressures my clients face because I experienced many of these same pressures growing up. I know that most of my clients end up in debt through no fault of their own. I became a bankruptcy attorney to give these people the help and support they need in this time of trouble.
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Should I be Considering Bankruptcy if I’m Current on all my Payments?

Posted by Wesley Scott on December 11

I get this question a lot. When is the right time to think about bankruptcy? Should I even be considering it if I’m current with everything? I think it really depends on circumstances and if you can project what the next couple of months forward will look like.

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How Does Wage Garnishment Work in Maple Grove, Minnesota?

Posted by Wesley Scott on December 6

Wage garnishment is often one of the most pressing concerns for our potential clients in Maple Grove, Minnesota. They want to know if creditors can garnish their wages, and if so, when it will happen and how much they can take. Unfortunately, under Minnesota state law, creditors can garnish your wages because creditors have the right to seize any available non-exempt property, and that includes a portion of your wages. But there are things you can do to prevent or stop wage garnishments, and we will discuss the collection process and how you can stop it below.

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How Long Does Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Stay On Your Credit Report In Monticello, MN?

Posted by Wesley Scott on November 29

It is a question we get a lot. How long will a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy stay on my credit report? The answer is 10 years- and that is a certainty. However, that does not mean that you will not get credit for 10 years. Quite the contrary. You see eliminating debt is always a good thing for your credit profile. Getting rid of debt, tax free, and going through Kain & Scott’s FREE 90-Day credit Repair Program improves our guest’s credit profiles to a point much better than before they did either.

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The Role of a Trustee in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Posted by Wesley Scott on November 20

If you’re considering filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Minnesota, you probably already know how important an experienced Minnesota bankruptcy attorney is to your case (and for reasons why Kain & Scott are the best bankruptcy law firm in Minnesota to handle your Chapter 7 bankruptcy, see below!)

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Be Aware of the Benefits and Dangers of Debt Consolidation Loans

Posted by Wesley Scott on November 19

The economy is tough, and many people are looking for ways to help them manage and eliminate debt. With the rising cost of living, it can be tough for many consumers to even make the minimum payments each month on credit cards, charge cards and loan payments. If you are one of these people, there are several options available to you. One of those options is combining a lot of small debts into larger debt consolidation loans. However, before you make any decisions regarding your credit and debt situation, you should know how debt consolidation loans work. Having all the facts can help you choose the right option for your personal situation and avoid any unmanageable circumstances.

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(Video) St Cloud Bankruptcy: How Much Does It Cost To File Chapter 7?

Posted by Wesley Scott on November 13

One of the most common question we get at Kain & Scott in St Cloud is, "How much does St Cloud Bankruptcy cost? Obviously, if you are suffering from overwhelming debt, you don’t have gobs of money laying around and this is a legitimate concern. However, filing bankruptcy can be more affordable than you would think. Let's discuss:

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Twelve Years After the BAPCPA

Posted by Wesley Scott on November 9

For those of us who were practicing law at the time, the month of October, 2005 is very memorable. It was October 17, 2005 that the provisions of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act went into effect - the most sweeping change in bankruptcy law since the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978.

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(Video) 3 Things You Must Know Before Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy In Woodbury, Minnesota

Posted by Wesley Scott on November 3

Getting your life back by filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Woodbury, Minnesota is a wonderful thing. No one regrets filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, but they always regret waiting so long before they filed. Why? Because getting your life back is amazing and the scary things you think are going to happen to you when you file bankruptcy, don’t. For example, most people don’t know that most Minnesotans improve their credit by filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. What? Really? It’s true- you have no debt after bankruptcy- and your credit score increases because of this fact.

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Why Should I File Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

Posted by Wesley Scott on October 26

Are you a Minnesota resident that has ever wished you could get a financial “do-over”?

There are many times in life that someone could benefit from a do-over. Whether it’s because of a fender-bender, relationship gone sour, bad decision, or unavoidable circumstances, the desire to reset the clock happens to all of us at one time or another. Unfortunately, in most cases people rarely get a second chance to start over.

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(Video) How To File Chapter 7 Bankruptcy In Mankato, Minnesota

Posted by Wesley Scott on October 23

So you live in Mankato, Minnesota and you are swimming in debt. Life with overwhelming debt is terrifying. Our Minnesota guests all say the same thing. They never regret filing bankruptcy but they always regret waiting so long to file bankruptcy. Why? Simple- life after bankruptcy is better than life before bankruptcy. Living with no debt and nothing but the future to look forward to is intoxicating to anyone.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Minnesota

Posted by Wesley Scott on October 19

Filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy is a great way to get a fresh start: by erasing your debt fast. Your family can get relief from harassing creditors and aggressive collections actions, while a clean financial slate can help you obtain financing for the things you need and provide a stable starting place for repairing your credit score.

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(Video) 2 Things Every Minnesotan Should Know Before Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Posted by Wesley Scott on October 18

The humility of being alive. Overwhelming debt can pose a problem for anyone- literally anyone. Don’t think you are immune from this happening to you because you are not. Each year, nearly 15,000 Minnesotans file bankruptcy as a result of overwhelming debt.

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Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: How Long Does It Take To Get A Discharge?

Posted by Wesley Scott on October 12

From the newest time-saving gadget to high-speed forms of travel, as a society, we love to get things done fast. With little time to spare, our busy lives require quick and easy solutions to problems – and that includes a fast and easy way to erase debts with Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.

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(Video) Why Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy In Eden Prairie Should Be Your First Choice

Posted by Wesley Scott on October 11

We know, everyone thinks that bankruptcy should be your last choice. However, if you are suffering from overwhelming debt in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, you really have limited options on how to solve the debt problem for good. In the end, filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Eden Prairie, Minnesota should be your first choice.

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F.A.Q. About Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Minnesota

Posted by Wesley Scott on October 4

Filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Minnesota is a big step towards erasing your debt and getting a fresh start. As with any major life decision, you want to make sure that you have all the facts you need to make the right decision for your family. That’s why our bankruptcy specialists at Kain & Scott have addressed the most common questions our clients have about filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Minnesota.

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