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December 2016 Archives

Bankruptcy court finds indisputable discharge violations, pt. 1

One of the great benefits of a successful bankruptcy filing is the discharge a debtor receives. This discharge makes the debt uncollectable forever by the creditor, putting in place a "discharge injunction" that prohibits any personal collection efforts. Most creditors are wise enough to avoid activities that could be perceived as efforts to collect a discharged debt. But not all.

No clear reason for fewer bankruptcies

A recent story from a newspaper in Maine notes that there has been a decline in the number of bankruptcy filings there. Because bankruptcy law is federal, many concerns regarding filing bankruptcy are the same, no matter where you live. The author notes that while the number of filings hasfallen in Maine, as they have in Wisconsin, there is no clear reason.

Should you use your 401k for your debts?

When it comes to reasons for filing for bankruptcy protection in Wisconsin, one of the leading causes is medical debts. Because most people do not ever expect to be struck by some catastrophic medical problem, no one budgets for it (if that were possible) and many people presume that their healthcare insurance through their work would "cover it."

Would a Chapter 128 filing work for your debt relief?

For debtors in Wisconsin, the options for debt relief are many. You could choose a commercial debt relief company or debt consolidator. These programs often appear with slick advertising, making it seem like they can perform some special "magic" that will make your debt go away. You should be very cautious when considering such services, as they often cost you up front and fail to deliver on their promises.

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