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  • Filing Bankruptcy: How Do You Start the Process?

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 31-Oct-2013

    So, you have decided to file bankruptcy. While this option may be a difficult decision to make, it is significant as you have gotten even closer to establishing the fresh start and financial control you deserve. But, filing does include several processes including filling out forms, completing credit counseling, and appearing before a judge. It helps to review the process in detail with your ...
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  • Debt Relief and Bankruptcy: A Guide for Helping You Understand Options

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 29-Oct-2013

    Every year over one million consumers use bankruptcy as a way to help resolve their debt obligations. Bankruptcy is a unique financial process that includes court-supervision to help stop legal action such as lawsuits, wage garnishment, collections, foreclosure and repossession. While bankruptcy is a powerful tool, you may wonder if it is the best option for you when overwhelmed with debt. The ...
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  • 7 Questions about Bankruptcy to Get Answers to Before Filing

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 28-Oct-2013

    Bankruptcy is used by millions of consumers to help them regain financial control. As a significant financial tool it has been used to help stop repossession, foreclosure, and wage garnishment. You can obtain the fresh start you need or get help repaying obligations based on what you can afford without paying interest. It is common to have questions about the process as complications may arise ...
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  • What Debtors May Not Think about When Filing Bankruptcy on Their Own

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 25-Oct-2013

    Debtors have the option of filing "pro se" (Latin phrase meaning for oneself), but they are warned the process includes levels of complication when tackled without a Fort Worth bankruptcy lawyer. Some think the process is simple since you can easily download forms required online to get your case filed. Although if you fail to file the forms completely and correctly, your case could be ...
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  • Can You Be Discriminated Against if You File Bankruptcy?

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 24-Oct-2013

    Bankruptcy and Discrimination In most cases, you cannot be discriminated against because you filed for bankruptcy protection. There are agencies and businesses that may not deny, suspend, or revoke opportunities or privileges because of a bankruptcy filing. Yet, keep in mind there are a few establishments where rules are not as strict depending on the entity. It is illegal for local, state, and ...
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  • Bankruptcy Protection Filed by White House Gift Shop

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 23-Oct-2013

    A popular gift shop located just blocks away from the White House has filed for bankruptcy protection. The shop known as the "Official White House Gift Shop" claims it is unable to pay their creditors with outstanding liabilities in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. The shop is known for selling memorabilia and commemorative items to Washington D.C. area tourists. The shop is closed ...
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  • How Long Does a Bankruptcy Case Last?

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 18-Oct-2013

    How long a bankruptcy case lasts depends on which chapter you file. Chapter 7 bankruptcy can eliminate or discharge eligible debt within a matter of months. Chapter 13 bankruptcy can help you repay debt obligations within an average of 3 to 5 years. Since each person's situation varies, the length of your case may also vary depending on your unique circumstances. Chapter 7 cases completed ...
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  • Former Enron Executive Indicted on Bankruptcy Fraud Charges

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 17-Oct-2013

    A federal grand jury returned a 24-count indictment on former Enron Executive Jeffery Adam Shankman, 46, that included concealing assets with bankruptcy fraud. He is expected to make his appearance before a U.S magistrate judge upon turning himself in to authorities. His charges include purposely hiding assets from creditors and the bankruptcy trustee who was appointed to collect and dispose them. ...
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  • 5 Questions to Ask Yourself If You are Considering Bankruptcy

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 16-Oct-2013

    Deciding to file for bankruptcy is a major step toward financial freedom, that is, once you explored all of your options and thoroughly examined your situation. In getting an idea of whether filing is best for you, there are a few questions to think about that may put your circumstances into a better perspective. How will bankruptcy help if you file? Answering this may depend on personal goals and ...
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  • Why Debtors Should Talk to a Bankruptcy Attorney about their Student Loans

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 9-Oct-2013

    You may wonder if it's really possible to get student loans discharged, especially after hearing someone you know personally got theirs eliminated in bankruptcy. If this is the case, you may want to review the possibility with a qualified bankruptcy attorney in Dallas-Fort Worth. There may be some information you might not know that could help you make loan payments affordable, or you may ...
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  • Can Bankruptcy Be the Answer to Your Financial Woes?

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 8-Oct-2013

    While studies have shown that over the past year alone, bankruptcy filings have shown a slight decrease, this doesn't necessarily mean the economy is improving. A number of consumers have cut back on spending and borrowing since the housing market collapse in 2007. But, as people try to stick to reasonable budget, dealing with other pressing issues can take its toll on how you can regain ...
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  • What Happens When Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Is Filed during a Pending Foreclosure?

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 7-Oct-2013

    Many who qualify to file Chapter 7 bankruptcy may do so due to foreclosure proceedings against their home. The filing process helps stop proceedings from moving forward and it may give you more time to plan your next move and explore options. Some may wonder if the filing process will have an effect on the sale of a home, especially if a date has yet to be determined. This is often a concern for ...
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  • Man Charged with Bankruptcy Fraud after Hiding Auto Racing Business Assets

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 4-Oct-2013

    Robert J. Yonkee Jr., 54, was charged in a federal court with bankruptcy fraud. He was a former resident of Machesnesy Park until he moved to Lake Geneva. He is accused of providing false information about his assets and concealing property when he filed his petition. For each charge he faces five years in prison, fines up to $250,000, and up to three years supervised release and five years' ...
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  • 9 Reasons Why Consumers File Bankruptcy

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 3-Oct-2013

    There are times filing bankruptcy is necessary in order to maintain a level head and to keep from drowning in debt. If you find yourself relating to any of the following reasons, you may want to discuss your situation further with an experienced bankruptcy attorney. Obtain a fresh start. You don't have to keep struggling in getting ahead with your finances when you have legal options that can ...
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  • Can I Lose My Job if I File Bankruptcy?

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 2-Oct-2013

    Losing Your Job If You File Bankruptcy In most cases, bankruptcy has no effect on current or future employment. Many consumers new to the bankruptcy filing process may worry about suffering potential consequences if they decide to file. This is a common question asked about at the beginning of the filing process. For the most part, the bankruptcy code includes a special section that prohibits ...
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  • 5 Reasons Why Consumers Do Not File Bankruptcy

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 1-Oct-2013

    Sometimes the reason why you think you can't do something is from not knowing enough information in the first place. Bankruptcy is one of those things for a lot of people. There are times people may give up on their finances when the solution to their problem is right in front of them. It is just a matter of getting clarification from a bankruptcy expert. The following reasons are a few common ...
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