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Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Arizona: What You Need to Know

Home to Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona is known for its copper-mining towns, 11 species of rattlesnakes, and designated Native American lands. Arizona’s economy also is finding a second wind in recent years, though some residents may still be struggling with debt. One way to get out of debt is by filing bankruptcy. Most of…

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Credit Card Debt in Bankruptcy: The Basics

ContentsThe Basics of Credit Card Debt and BankruptcyCredit Card Debt is Dischargeable in BankruptcyYour Credit Reports Should Show ZERO Balances on Your Credit Cards After BankruptcyFraud Will Prevent Credit Card Debt From Being DischargedCan You Keep a Credit Card Out of Your Bankruptcy?Will I be Able to Get a Credit Card After Bankruptcy?The Bottom Line…

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How to Avoid Filing for Bankruptcy

ContentsI’m Deep in Debt, How Can I Avoid Bankruptcy?Option One: Negotiate With CreditorsOption Two: Sell PropertyOption Three: Restructure Your LifeOption Four: Borrow Money From Family or FriendsOption Five: Do NothingBottom Line I’m Deep in Debt, How Can I Avoid Bankruptcy? Let’s face it, no one wants to file for bankruptcy, however, in certain circumstances bankruptcy…

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Three Common Bankruptcy Myths Debunked

ContentsBankruptcy MisinformationMyth: Filing Bankruptcy is Just Filling Out Some FormsMyth: You Will Lose All Your Property When You File BankruptcyMyth: I Will Never be Able to Access Credit AgainThe Bottom Line Bankruptcy Misinformation To many, bankruptcy is a four letter word, an ethical nether region where you mustn’t have your passport stamped upon entry. However,…

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How Can I Repair My Credit?

ContentsImproving credit after bankruptcy or foreclosureSteps to take to repair creditStep #1: visit annualcreditreport.comStep #2: Write to the credit agenciesStep #3: pay your bills on timeStep #4: debt to income ratioStep #5: be patient Improving credit after bankruptcy or foreclosure Whether you filed for bankruptcy or faced foreclosure, repossession or a delinquency on a loan,…

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The Dilemma of Student Loan Debts

This post was originally published on September 3, 2009.  Chapter 13 is one of the most powerful tools for dealing with consumer debt.  You can prioritize categories of debt just like in a Chapter 11.  I often tell clients that debts are broken down into the following categories when filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy. At the…

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