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What Does Bankruptcy Mean for My Future?

Posted by Wesley Scott on July 31

There are many misconceptions and myths about filing bankruptcy. The biggest bankruptcy myth is that you will lose everything you own if you file for bankruptcy relief. Another popular bankruptcy myth is that you will never recover your good credit rating and never be able to obtain a loan after filing a bankruptcy. While there may be some truth intermingled with the bankruptcy misconceptions that clutter the internet, the fact is that filing bankruptcy does have both benefits and a few temporary disadvantages. Wondering what bankruptcy means for your future is a valid concern that many clients have when first consulting a bankruptcy attorney. It is with the help of an experienced bankruptcy attorney that many people find the answer to their question, “What does bankruptcy mean for my future?”

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What is a Bankruptcy Discharge and How Will it Help Me Out of Debt?

Posted by Wesley Scott on July 30

Most clients ask similar questions during a bankruptcy consultation. One familiar question that I am asked is “What is a bankruptcy discharge?” The immediate follow-up question is “How can it help with my debts?” Before I answer either of these questions, I tell my clients that a bankruptcy discharge is the ultimate goal for any debtor in a bankruptcy case and it is my job as an attorney to assist you through the bankruptcy process to achieve that goal. Below is a brief discussion that answers these two questions more thoroughly.

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Choosing Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: Minnesota Family Shares Their Story

Posted by William Kain on July 29

We see individuals and families of all shapes and sizes in need of help due to financial instability and hardship. In order to portray the “true story” of filing bankruptcy in Minnesota we want to share some of our experiences with people just like you, looking for a way out of debt and a fresh start. We are going to add generalizations and change the personal details for privacy purposes. However, many debtors experience similar situations and circumstances, so these stories are likely shared by many.

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These Types of Bankruptcy Can Help You Find Financial Relief

Posted by Wesley Scott on July 28

When debts turn into a vicious cycle that threatens to never end, filing for bankruptcy can be a wise and prudent choice to move toward financial freedom. There are multiple types of bankruptcy that suit different situations.  The best choice for you will mainly depend on your debts, assets and current income.

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5 Traits You Will Find In The MN Bankruptcy Attorneys at Kain & Scott

Posted by Erick Bohm on July 27

Accordingly to past clients, Kain & Scott attorneys are knowledgeable, courteous, empathetic, professional, and easy going. This is different than what most people have to say about other MN Bankruptcy Attorneys. Most people describe attorneys as arrogant, rude, pompous, etc. Well, sometimes that’s exactly right. Here at Kain & Scott, however, we pride ourselves on focusing outward on the client, not inward on ourselves. Your legal representation should be focused on you, not us. These five traits you will find in each of our Kain & Scott attorneys.

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“Happily Ever After” with the Best Bankruptcy Law Firm in Woodbury, MN

Posted by Margaret Henehan on July 26

Do you dream of a fairytale ending to your quest for a great bankruptcy lawyer to help you erase your debts in Woodbury, Minnesota?

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A True Story Of One Woodbury, MN Couple Who Filed Chapter 7 And Won!

Posted by Wesley Scott on July 24

Did you ever think it was possible to win at filing chapter 7 bankruptcy? It is. Recently, one couple in Woodbury, Minnesota found out how. It doesn’t matter who you are, life is humbling. This was especially true for one Woodbury couple who we recently met with.

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Escape Debt Danger With The Best Bankruptcy Lawyers in Woodbury, MN

Posted by William Kain on July 23

Does your debt make you feel like you are walking on a tightrope without a safety net? Are you in constant danger of falling further behind on your bills as you struggle living paycheck-to-paycheck?

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How A Bankruptcy Can Stop Foreclosure Proceedings

Posted by Kelsey Quarberg on July 21

In Minnesota, the foreclosure process takes a pretty long time. The average non-judicial (most common) Minnesota foreclosure lasts anywhere from 9 to 12 months, sometimes even longer! When faced with foreclosure, a homeowner has a few options 1) surrender the home to the bank (and potentially file Chapter 7 Bankruptcy), 2) redeem the home, or 3) file Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. Here I will discuss the pros and cons to each of these options.

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What Debt Consolidation Programs Conveniently Forget to Tell You

Posted by Wesley Scott on July 19

When you meet or discuss with a debt consolidation company they may not explain the “fine print” associated with their programs. At first glance debt consolidation programs seem appealing but before you sign the dotted line, make sure you know the fine details of the program you are signing up for. Here is a summary of details some debt consolidation companies try to gloss over to make their programs more appealing:

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3 Steps to Answer the Question, "Should I File Bankruptcy?"

Posted by Wesley Scott on July 18

As a bankruptcy attorney, I know that individuals and couples go through several stages when they are answering the question “Should I file bankruptcy?” While most consumers follow a similar process when tackling this question, not every person will follow the same exact path to decide whether or not bankruptcy is right for them. This is because each person’s or couple’s financial situation is unique; however, through years of experience and by helping thousands of clients through the bankruptcy process, my partner and I have learned that most debtors go through at least three stages before deciding if they should file bankruptcy. While not all three steps are necessary, and many may skip to the last and most important step, there is some value in each of the following steps.

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MN Bankruptcy Lawyer Explains: What Happens When You Default On Credit

Posted by William Kain on July 18

Most of the potential clients our MN Bankruptcy Lawyers meet with at Kain & Scott have defaulted on at least one of the accounts they hold. For many of the people I meet, they have been able to stay current on some accounts, but because of their financial circumstances, they have not been able to maintain current payments on all of their accounts.

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Do Debt Consolidation Loans Actually Work?

Posted by William Kain on July 16

There are many situations in which debt consolidation loans can be used and applied. In some situations a debt consolidation loan will benefit your financial situation, and in others it will not. Determining the best solution suited for your specific situation can be tricky, and I highly recommend discussing with a legal professional or financial advisor before taking action.

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Pros and Cons of Bankruptcy, from a Filer's Perspective

Posted by William Kain on July 15

Nancy*, one of my previous clients, went into her bankruptcy kicking and screaming. Here is how she tells her story today: Filing a bankruptcy case was the last thing I wanted to do, but I had lost my job and the bills began to pile up. There was no end in sight. I hated imagining what my parents, neighbors, co-workers and friends would think when they found out that I filed bankruptcy. I tried to find another way out of debt; however, nothing I tried helped and some solutions even made the situation worse.

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How Does Debt Consolidation Work?

Posted by William Kain on July 14

Debt consolidation can be a very confusing concept. Generally speaking, debt consolidation works by combining all of your debts into one payment, often extending your repayment period, resulting in an increased total amount paid. There are four options commonly sought by those looking to get out of a difficult financial bind through debt consolidation and each works in its own way.

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