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Bankruptcy Basics

Bankruptcy law is complex. It can be overwhelming for the consumer researching the subject to read technical legal jargon, which is why we created the Bankruptcy Basics section of the site. At National Bankruptcy Forum, our goal is to provide readers with useful information about bankruptcy and debt that can be easily understood. In this section of the site, we have published over 100 articles that focus on the basics of bankruptcy, such as exemptions, property issues, filing deadlines, and costs. You’ll want to consult with an experienced bankruptcy attorney before filing for bankruptcy, however. This site is not meant to be considered legal advice.

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Will a Chapter 13 Plan Look Better on My Credit Report Than Chapter 7?

Many people find it difficult to choose between Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Both have their advantages and disadvantages depending on your financial situation, but which one stays on your credit report longer? Does Chapter 13 look better to creditors long term as you try to improve your credit score? The short answer to…

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What is a Fraudulent Transfer in Bankruptcy?

Last updated Jan. 30, 2018. A fraudulent transfer can basically be defined as transferring property out of your name to delay or defraud a creditor. If you “sell” a home worth $1 million to your Uncle Joe for just $1 dollar because a creditor is breathing down your neck, you’ve likely triggered state and federal…

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Bankruptcy Attorneys Need To Know

Tell Your Bankruptcy Attorney Everything! Have you ever used the expression ‘on a need to know basis’? Well as a bankruptcy attorney, I am on a need to know…………everything basis. Clients come to my office for help with financial problems. They are understandably very open about their debts and how they were incurred. What debtors…

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What Documents Do I Need to Bring When I First Meet with My Bankruptcy Attorney?

Last updated Feb. 28, 2018. Filing for bankruptcy isn’t always easy. One of the biggest burdens under the “new” bankruptcy law that was forced upon debtors and their attorneys in 2005 was the requirement to produce volumes and volumes of documents. In addition to the formal schedules and statement of affairs, you’ll need to get together…

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What Is the Automatic Stay?

Those suffering from excessive debt are often being pursued by a host of different creditors. The constant collection calls and letters can be overwhelming. The Bankruptcy Code’s automatic stay stops all creditors and collection activity in its tracks. The automatic stay is one of THE biggest benefits of filing bankruptcy, if not the main reason…

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Can Bankruptcy Help? Don’t Ask Google, Ask a Lawyer!

Can Bankruptcy Help? Good question, with no easy pre-packaged answer. If you’re struggling with debt and looking for a way out, it’s in your best interest to at least talk to a professional. There are simply too many variables involved with the “can bankruptcy help?” question to get competent advice from the internet. With sites…

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