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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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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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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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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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Get Debt Free through These Types of Bankruptcy

Posted by Wesley Scott on July 3

Constantly feeling like you are trying to catch up, while preventing yourself from falling further behind, is exhausting. The longer this drags on, the more tired and discouraged you become. Financial stress is known for causing personal health problems as well as relationship issues.

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How Do I Reduce My Minimum Payment to Creditors?

Posted by Wesley Scott on June 30

If your financial situation is spinning out of control and you are no longer able to make your full monthly payments on time, something needs to happen. Or, perhaps you are already in a debt management program and aren’t able to keep up with your already lowered monthly payments. There are two things that can be done.

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The Role of a Chapter 13 Trustee in Your Bankruptcy Case

Posted by Wesley Scott on June 28

A chapter 13 trustee will be assigned to your case when you file for bankruptcy. Think of the chapter 13 trustee’s role in your bankruptcy case similar to the role an account manager plays. This individual is appointed by the court and will manage your case from the beginning, through your entire repayment plan, at which time you will receive a discharge.

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5 Ways to Stop Creditor Harassment

Posted by William Kain on June 23

Best-ways-to-eliminate-credit-card-debt.pngDo any of the following situations sound familiar?

  • Do you have creditors breathing down your neck, constantly applying pressure on you for payment?
  • Are you at the point where you have stopped answering the phone, hoping the important callers will leave a message, just to avoid talking to your creditors?
  • Are you constantly worried when your employer will be contacted and your paycheck will start being affected?
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Stipulations for Receiving a Chapter 7 or 13 Bankruptcy Discharge

Posted by Wesley Scott on June 21

A discharge is a legal term used during bankruptcy and refers to the elimination of your liability from your debts. If you file Chapter 7 your discharge will be granted immediately upon case closing or if you file Chapter 13, your discharge occurs after you complete your repayment period.

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The Benefits of Utilizing a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Attorney

Posted by Wesley Scott on June 17

Using a Bankruptcy Attorney to help you File a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy will be one of the best decisions you make, apart from your initial decision to get your life and finances back on track by filing bankruptcy. The bankruptcy code, court procedures and filing forms are saturated with legal jargon that will complicate the overall bankruptcy process if you don’t have the assistance from a legal professional. 

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What Are My Options for Personal Bankruptcy | Chapter 13

Posted by William Kain on June 15

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is right for you if you are experiencing a temporary setback causing you to be unable to make your payments. This option provides time, allowing you to get back on schedule with your finances. You will make monthly payments though they will be reduced, interest-free and your life will be void of collection agency harassment. Chapter 13 protects your property, prevents foreclosures and repossessions and prohibits wage garnishments.

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The Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Process In Minnesota

Posted by William Kain on June 14

You begin a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy by filing a petition. Following the petition you must also file the following documents with the court:

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Finding Debt Consolidation Solutions for Your Financial Situation

Posted by Wesley Scott on June 9

Debt consolidation consists of combining all of your unsecured debt payments into one. This may involve taking out a loan, entering into a debt consolidation program or Filing Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. Now, what are unsecured debt payments?

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