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October 2014 Archives

3 ways the FDCPA protects debtors from debt collectors

Generally speaking the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act protects debtors from creditor harassment, threats, and misrepresentation over the collection of their debt. This law insures that the collection process is as civil as possible. If debt collectors do not follow this Federal statute, they can be subject to civil liability including fines. This post will elaborate on a few of the specific protections found in the FDCPA.

What are the differences between Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcies?

When unexpected life changes such as the unexpected loss of a job, a serious injury or a debilitating illness leave a person struggling with unpaid bills and overwhelming credit card debt, filing for bankruptcy might provide a solution. For most consumers seeking debt relief through the bankruptcy, a decision must be made between a Chapter 7 and a Chapter 13 petition.

What is a non-bankruptcy workout?

One of the most problematic aspects of being in a situation in which your debt burden has become unmanageable is that it can lead to a sense of desperation. People seldom make their best decisions when they feel cornered, and few things can make you feel more helpless than being overburdened by debts.

Three major advantages of Chapter 13 bankruptcies

In a previous post, we provided an overview for how Chapter 13 bankruptcies operate. In sum, they are a mechanism to consolidate and reorganize debt by putting into place a payment plan over several years. This post will provide further insight into three of the major advantages of Chapter 13 bankruptcies.

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