If bankruptcy was a physical illness, we would be able to feel its symptoms and know that something was wrong.  However, many people come to bankruptcy in a state of surprise – or denial – about how they got there, even if it was through no fault of their own.  In 2018, more than 755,000…

According to the Social Security Administration, women receive 24% less in Social Security benefits than men do, the result of women typically having spent fewer years in the workforce and earning less than their male counterparts. In addition to having a lower benefit, women also depend more on Social Security for their living expenses.  The…

Retirement accounts are typically one of the major assets married couples have. These accounts are considered marital property if they were acquired during the marriage. Couples who divorce as they are nearing retirement need to consider the long-term worth of each asset; trading away retirement assets in order to keep the house may be a…

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If
 you’re struggling financially,
 you
 may
 be
 wondering
 not 
only 
if 
filing
 bankruptcy
 is
 a 
good
 option 
for
 you
 and your 
family,
 but
 how
 you
 will
 know
 when 
the
 time is right 
to seriously
 consider 
it. The 
American 
Bankruptcy
 Institute 
has provided
 a 
useful 
bankruptcy 
checklist 
for
 consumers
 and
 recommends
 that 
if
 three or more
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Chapter 7 bankruptcy will ruin my credit for 7 years It is true that the bankruptcy is reported for up to 7 years after you file your bankruptcy. However, it does not negatively affect you for that long. At the end of your Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you will be debt free (with some exceptions like…

You want to save more for retirement. You want to save for your kid’s college. You want to plan for your financial future and set financial goals. Standing in the way is your debt. You can’t seem to get ahead or make a dent on the amount of debt you have. It is the ever…

Attend First Meeting Now that your bankruptcy case is on file, you will have to attend the First Meeting of Creditors. The Meeting is typically a fairly straightforward ordeal. We will support you with answering the Trustee’s questions regarding the bankruptcy documents that we have reviewed with you prior to filing In order to reduce…

Plan Payment Wage Withholding. The Chapter 13 Trustee will contact your employer to set up the wage withholding to ensure the plan payment is made each and every month. The plan payment will then be withheld from each paycheck you receive. To calculate how much will be withheld from each paycheck use the math in…

Labor Day is behind us. Pools are closed for the season. And you are back in the swing of your school year routine. Now might be the first time you have had an opportunity to review your bank statements since your kids needed new clothes, shoes, school supplies, and sports gear. The expenses came at…