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Legislation seeks to remove medical debt from credit reports

When it comes to a serious injury or illness, there is no such thing as a small medical bill. People trying to recover their health often find they have been stricken again; by credit agencies that use those medical bills as a reason to cut credit ratings and portray the debtor as a poor financial risk. An Ohio woman whose $6,200 medical debt tanked her credit rating got Congress' attention and began what has become an odyssey to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Can a past bankruptcy harm your chances of getting a job?

In the event that you are denied employment by a private employer because of a bankruptcy you likely will not have rights against that employer.

Knowing Your Bankruptcy Options Webinar

Join us for an information-packed webinar with bankruptcy attorney Jamie Miller. This workshop will offer you expert guidance on the different bankruptcy options; as well as the benefits that bankruptcy can offer you to help you take control of your financial life. It is time to get the fresh financial start you deserve. Go to MillerMillerlaw.com and click on the "Registration Now" star to sign up.

Strategies to Recover After Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy might seem like the end of the road, but the stigma is not nearly as severe as it once was. In the past, it meant that the chances of getting approval on unsecured personal loans applications were practically nil, while even those lending firms who might be willing to take a chance would still be more likely to say no.

The Lengths to Which Debt Collectors Will Go

The Huffington Post chronicles this incredible story in which a debt collector allegedly called 911 on an 85 year old woman:

Misconceptions About Bankruptcy

Misconceptions About Bankruptcy Could Be Keeping Away Those Who Need Help

Beware of Bankruptcy Preparers-hire a well qualified lawyer to help you

Thousands of Milwaukee residents file for bankruptcy each year. A good number believe they can't afford a lawyer but are intimidated by the idea of trying find their way through a legal system they don't understand.

Judges Cracking Down on Paid Preparers

The Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel reported today that

Judges cracking down on paid preparers who pocket fees, overcharge clients, wreck paperwork and have botched bankruptcies! To read the remainder of the article please click here http://www.jsonline.com/watchdog/watchdogreports/bankruptcy-filings-botched-oe333mt-134731393.html

Can Same-Sex Couples File Joint Bankruptcy?

Can same-sex couples filing a joint bankruptcy? The U.S. Department of Justice announced on July 6, 2011 that it will no longer oppose joint bankruptcies filed by same-sex couples legally married in their state. This news comes close on the tails of the recent court decision in Los Angeles where 20 of 24 judges signed an opinion allowing a same-sex couple to file a joint petition for bankruptcy. That opinion declared that the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional. The U.S. Trustee in Bankruptcy has agrees that DOMA will not be raised to protest joint filings by married same-sex couples. One would assume that this rule would only be applied in states where the marriages are recognized. However, it has been noted that joint filings are the rule in North Carolina so long as the couple is actually married.

Student Loans Now a Bigger Problem Than Credit Card Debt

USA Today recently published an article explaining that Americans' student loan debt, which totals approximately $850 billion, now exceeds outstanding credit card debt in the U.S., which totals approximately $828 billion.

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