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December 2016 Archives

Student loan debt and bankruptcy: Relief is possible for some

There's a lot of confusion and misinformation out there about student loans and bankruptcy. Many people aren't aware that student loans aren't normally discharged during a bankruptcy until after they begin to investigate the process. Then, they may be told that student loans can never be discharged at all.

How to protect your personal finances from business creditors

Owning your own business means that you've put a lot of time, money, energy and sweat into building it. Many business owners don't know how to keep their business assets and personal assets separate. But, the ones that do know how might have trouble keeping those finances safe from business creditors.

Chapter 128: What is this Wisconsin bankruptcy alternative?

When filing for federal bankruptcy relief, debtors have to go through a fairly burdensome process -- they must submit property statements, financial disclosures, go through debt counseling, go through the "means" test to see if they qualify for bankruptcy relief (and, if so, what kind) and struggle to determine what property they can keep under various exemptions.

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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