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When you’re struggling with debt, it can affect the entire family. From having your wages garnished to possibly losing your home to foreclosure, it can be a tough pill to swallow when bills go unpaid and creditors start calling. However, your family’s financial situation could be solved by filing bankruptcy. Read on for more information about how to help your family and get back on track.

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Does my girlfriend’s contribution to utilities hurt my ability to qualify for chapter 7 bankruptcy?

Reader Question: I live with my girlfriend who has her house paid-off. I pay her $450 month for my share of the food and utilities. I earn just under the cutoff to be able to file for Chapter 7 BK. The problem, as I see it, is would I have to include what she pays…

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Can I pay back family before bankruptcy?

In times of difficulty, we naturally turn to family and friends for help. The same holds when those difficulties are financial. Family and friends know you and understand your troubles; they’ll be willing to lend you a hand even when banks won’t. They trust you regardless of your credit score. If you borrow from people…

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How Long Does Foreclosure Take?

Last updated May 31, 2017. If you’re running into trouble making your mortgage payments, you may be wondering: How long does it take for a bank to foreclose on your home? Most lenders will not begin foreclosure proceedings until a borrower is 3-6 months behind on their payments. Although missing a single payment is technically…

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Can I File Bankruptcy Without My Spouse?

Last updated April 13, 2017. One of the most common questions bankruptcy attorneys receive is: “How will filing for bankruptcy affect my spouse?” The issue comes up most frequently when only one spouse is planning to file. Many have the mistaken impression that because they are married, their spouse is automatically responsible for their debts….

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