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Waiting to File for Bankruptcy Can Be More Damaging

Posted on : July 2, 2018, By:  D.C. Higginbotham

Many people who end up filing for bankruptcy have put themselves in a much worse financial situation than they would have if they had scheduled a consultation with an attorney. A 2018 law review study found that the longer people wait to file for bankruptcy, the more they struggle. The time that a person waits… Read More »

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Study Shows That the Neighbors of Lottery Winners May Have a Higher Chance of Going Bankrupt

Posted on : June 5, 2018, By:  D.C. Higginbotham

  No matter how you end up with the financial situation that is causing you to think about bankruptcy, it’s important to retain an attorney right away. Many people experience a sudden job loss or a medical emergency that drains your savings immediately, you should consider talking to a bankruptcy lawyer about your options. While… Read More »

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Unfair Debt Collection Laws in FL

Posted on : May 9, 2018, By:  D.C. Higginbotham

In the event that you operate a business in Florida, it is extremely valuable to hire the services of a Florida business lawyer as soon as possible. There are many different issues that emerge not just at the founding of your business but also over the duration of the management of your company. The decisions… Read More »

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Estimated Bankruptcies Rise Across 2018

Posted on : April 9, 2018, By:  D.C. Higginbotham

According to research conducted by the U.S. Trustees Program, it is estimated that more than 733,000 people and businesses will attempt to eliminate or reduce their debt by using bankruptcy. The peak number of filings in recent years occurred in 2010 when there were 1.5 million filings, although in 2017 the estimated numbers for bankruptcy… Read More »

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What Are the Most Common Reasons That People Go Bankrupt?

Posted on : March 6, 2018, By:  D.C. Higginbotham

There are ten major reasons why people may ultimately contemplate filing for bankruptcy in Jacksonville. The support of an experienced Jacksonville bankruptcy lawyer cannot be understated as there will be many complicated issues and pieces of paperwork that need to be completed over the duration of your case. Personal bankruptcy has climbed to an alarming… Read More »

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Study Finds That New Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Laws Are More Lenient

Posted on : February 6, 2018, By:  D.C. Higginbotham
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It used to be the case that some consumers felt as though it was too hard to file for bankruptcy. They’d hold off on getting the support they needed with a fresh start because of the perception that they wouldn’t get their case dismissed and would then be responsible for dealing with all their debts.… Read More »

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Bankruptcy Study Shows Truth of Statistics

Posted on : January 4, 2018, By:  D.C. Higginbotham
study questions stigma of bankruptcy

Sadly, there is a stigma surrounding bankruptcy. Someone who legitimately needs help and a fresh start might be closed off from going down that road because other people in their personal life perceive bankruptcy to be the route pursued by the careless. The truth is that anyone might find themselves in a major financial situation… Read More »

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Studies Show That U.S. Consumers Added $33 Billion in Credit Card Debt in One Quarter of 2017

Posted on : December 4, 2017, By:  D.C. Higginbotham
if you want to file for bankrutpcy, you need a lawyer who cares

Are you thinking about filing for bankruptcy? It turns out there’s never a right time to consider moving forward with your petition, but that recent data shows Americans are choosing to use the relief provided by bankruptcy more than in recent months. It’s important that if you’re thinking about bankruptcy that you first set up… Read More »

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Can All of My Medical Bills Be Eliminated in Bankruptcy?

Posted on : November 12, 2017, By:  D.C. Higginbotham
hire a Jacksonville bankruptcy lawyer for help with medical bills

One of the most common reasons for people to schedule a consultation with a bankruptcy lawyer and to initiate a petition has to do with medical debts. Your debts are separated into different categories when you trigger a bankruptcy petition. Certain debts get priority treatment and cannot be eliminated through bankruptcy, such as student loans… Read More »

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The Chapter 7 Means Test

Posted on : September 25, 2017, By:  D.C. Higginbotham
Bankruptcy Means Test

A Chapter 7 bankruptcy is one of the most common forms of bankruptcy filed today. It involves liquidating the majority of your non-exempt assets (excluding things you need for daily living, like your home and car) and using those funds to pay your debts. Anything left over that is an unsecured debt is typically discharged,… Read More »

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