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Unlike most bankruptcy firms in the Dallas / Fort-Worth area, Allmand Law Firm, PLLC spends the time to understand the complete financial picture for every one of our clients. We provide resources, tools and advice to address the unique needs of North Texans.

  • Why Hiding Assets Could Cost You

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 23-Nov-2015

    When an individual or couple files for bankruptcy, they are required to disclose all of their assets in their petition. It is important for filers to remember that they must be 100 percent truthful when disclosing assets and that they not attempt to hide them. Some people think that by concealing assets, they won’t be taken away by the court during bankruptcy. However, doing so is considered ...
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  • Avoid Debt with These Holiday Budgeting Tips

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 16-Nov-2015

    Some people feel as though “the holidays” and “debt” are inextricably bound, and indeed for many, sometimes they can go hand in hand. However, with a little careful planning and some smart spending habits, you can absolutely enjoy a fun and festive holiday without the hit to your wallet. Consider the following budgeting tips to help you avoid taking on new debt this holiday ...
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  • Huge Spike in Home Repossessions During Lingering Foreclosure Crisis

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 9-Nov-2015

    While the rate of new foreclosures may be returning to normal, the damage caused by the past decade’s housing disaster is still lingering. According to RealtyTrac, a foreclosure analytics and sales company, bank repossessions have jumped 66 percent over the rate from this same time last year – the largest rise the company has ever recorded. In the space of just three months, over ...
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  • Four Signs That it's Time to Consider Bankruptcy

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 2-Nov-2015

    Financial troubles can happen to anyone at any time. Even the most financially conscientious individuals can be struck by an unexpected circumstance like an illness or job loss. If you are struggling with debt and are unable to keep up with your bills, you may be wondering if bankruptcy is the answer. Below, we have identified four signs that it may be time to speak to a bankruptcy lawyer about ...
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  • Redefining "Undue Hardship" May Make it Easier to Discharge Student Loan Debt in Bankruptcy

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 28-Oct-2015

    Student loan debts have only ever been dischargeable by bankruptcy under the most dire of circumstances, but student loan write-offs may soon be easier to accomplish if the Obama administration’s proposal is approved. The Department of Education recently released a report identifying solutions they believe will benefit people who are struggling to repay their loans. This would involve the ...
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  • Bankruptcy and Success are Not Mutually Exclusive

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 15-Oct-2015

    It is a popular misconception that only unsuccessful people or businesses file for bankruptcy, or that there is no way for people to achieve success in the future after filing. Allmand Law Firm, PLLC would like to dispel the myth that bankruptcy and success are somehow mutually exclusive of one another, and focus on how bankruptcy is designed to help people rather than to punish them. Take, for ...
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  • American Apparel Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 6-Oct-2015

    “Made in the U.S.A.” clothing retailer American Apparel has recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after struggling to stay financially profitable for the past four years. This news comes after the company’s previous troubles with former CEO Dov Charney, whose alleged misconduct led to a PR-damaging scandal. The company’s “sweatshop-free” business model has ...
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  • How Can I Rebuild My Credit After Bankruptcy?

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 23-Sep-2015

    Many people believe that bankruptcy permanently destroys your credit, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, bankruptcy may even save your credit in cases where an old debt kept your score down. Now that you have gotten a fresh financial start, there are a number of steps you can take to begin rebuilding your credit. How Does Bankruptcy Affect my Credit Score? The purpose of ...
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  • Can Student Loan Debt Affect Our Nation's Future Economic Growth?

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLC || 9-Sep-2015

    Students across the U.S. have accumulated so much student debt since the 2008 recession that it now poses a threat to our nation’s economic growth. Americans laboring under the assumption that they could pay back their loans after college are now finding that they have to put off important life decisions like getting married, starting a family, or buying property because of student loan debt ...
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  • What You Need to Know About Filing for Bankruptcy More Than Once

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 19-Aug-2015

    Financial troubles can happen to anyone. Even the most financially responsible people can experience hardships that lead them into overwhelming debt, including the loss of a job, a long-term illness, or any other unforeseen personal crisis. Debt troubles can happen at any time and may happen more than once, and thankfully, bankruptcy can be an option to get the relief you need. How often you can ...
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  • What to Expect During a Meeting of Creditors

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 3-Aug-2015

    When you file for bankruptcy, you will have to attend a hearing conducted by your bankruptcy trustee called a “meeting of creditors” or a 341 hearing. The purpose of this meeting is to allow the bankruptcy trustee an opportunity to ask you questions about the information you have provided in your bankruptcy petition, schedules, and other documentation. You will have to answer these ...
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  • How does The Automatic Stay Help Those Filing for Bankruptcy?

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 28-Jul-2015

    Filing for bankruptcy can be an intimidating decision. But, did you know that there are various tools that are used to protect you during the process? In fact, one of the most beneficial tools for those filing bankruptcy is the automatic stay. This is a United States bankruptcy code law that does not allow creditors or debt collection agencies to take action or file lawsuits against debtors. This ...
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  • Four Bankruptcy Myths Busted

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 15-Jul-2015

    Every year, over one million people file for bankruptcy. While some people might assume that filing means that a person can’t control their spending habits (in some cases this may be true, but certainly not all), there are plenty of other good reasons why a person might choose bankruptcy. Below, we have identified and busted the top four myths about bankruptcy. Bankruptcy will eliminate all ...
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  • What is the Bankruptcy Means Test?

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 7-Jul-2015

    In 2005, lawmakers passed the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention & Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) and made several significant changes to U.S. bankruptcy laws. BAPCPA affected both consumer and business bankruptcies by creating a new test to determine who is capable of paying back what they owe, and what bankruptcy chapter they are eligible to file under. Today, any person who chooses to file for ...
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  • Understanding the Purpose of Bankruptcy

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 24-Jun-2015

    If you are considering bankruptcy as a way to get your finances under control, you are not alone. By understanding that you need to find a solution to your problems with debt, you’ve already won half the battle. Bankruptcy was intended to help those in your position, and our attorneys at Allmand law are here to help you along the path to your financial fresh start. While every case is unique ...
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