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June 2014 Archives

Spike in credit card debt could result in future bankruptcies

During the aftermath of the economic recession, many Americans put away their credit cards and drastically cut back their spending. Many Wisconsin residents saw their neighbors lose their homes to foreclosure or lost their jobs and simply didn’t feel comfortable using credit cards as frequently for purchases.

Supreme Court: Inherited IRAs non-exempt in bankruptcy

This spring, we wrote about a Wisconsin-based bankruptcy case that made its way to the nation’s highest court. At issue in the case is whether money inherited from another person's individual retirement account (IRA) is shielded from creditors in bankruptcy proceedings.

We represent non-filing spouses in bankruptcy cases

Finding out that your spouse is filing for bankruptcy protection during a separation or divorce can be shocking and scary, especially if you come to realize that your spouse has been spending marital property unwisely.

Affordable Care Act has exemption for bankruptcy filers

Medical debt is now one of the primary reasons Americans file for bankruptcy protection. Because of the astronomical cost of medical treatment these days, all it takes is one serious illness or condition to rack up medical bills that you will never be able to pay back, especially if you became ill without insurance coverage.

Obama's student loan plan likely to disappoint (1 of 2)

As we have discussed many times in the past on this blog, student loans are a major source of debt for Americans. Because student loans are not usually forgivable through bankruptcy, individuals with significant student loan debt can feel backed into a corner with nowhere to turn.

What to do when credit card debt gets out of control

In the wake of the economic recession, Americans guarded their pocket books closely and shied away from using credit cards for purchases. However, according to a recent report on consumer spending from the Federal Reserve, Americans are once again racking up debt.

An alternative to bankruptcy for Wisconsin residents

Some people facing serious debt are reluctant to file for bankruptcy. Individuals may be afraid of the effect filing for bankruptcy could have on their credit, or they could have another personal reason for shying away from the bankruptcy process.

Life after bankruptcy: How we can help

This week we discussed "life after bankruptcy" at length on our blog. We talked about rebuilding credit and establishing emergency savings as well as qualifying for a loan after filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

Life after bankruptcy: Qualifying for a home loan

On our blog this week we are discussing “life after bankruptcy.” On Monday, we highlighted rebuilding credit and establishing emergency savings after bankruptcy. Yesterday, we discussed qualifying for an auto loan after either filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. Today, we outline qualifying for a home loan.

Life after bankruptcy: Qualifying for an auto loan

This week, our blog is devoted to the topic of “life after bankruptcy.” Yesterday, we highlighted rebuilding credit and establishing emergency savings after bankruptcy. Today’s focus will be on qualifying for an auto loan.

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