Monthly Archives: November 2009

Why Won’t My Bankruptcy Attorney Accept Payments?

When you file for bankruptcy protection, you must disclose all of your creditors in your petition. A creditor is someone to whom you owe money at the time of your filing. If you owe your bankruptcy attorney money when your case is filed, he or she becomes a creditor.
The ultimate goal for most people [...]

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Will Filing For Bankruptcy Stop My Check Garnishment?

Yes. Both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings will stop garnishments (unless the garnishment is related to child support obligations).
The first step is to file your bankruptcy petition. The second step is to notify your employer and opposing counsel of the filing, which gives them notice required under Federal Bankrutpcy law.
We can not predict [...]

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What Is A Reaffirmation Agreement And Should I Sign It?

A Reaffirmation Agreement is a contract that was presented by one of your creditors that you and your attorney sign after your bankruptcy petition has been filed with the court. The legal effect of signing the Reaffirmation Agreement is that the personal liability that was released from you, by way of filing for filing for [...]

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Who Is This “Trustee” Person You Speak Of?

The Trustee plays a role in every bankruptcy case. He or she is not required to be an attorney. The Trustree’s role is to protect your creditors. Think of the Trustee as the intermediary between: (1) you and your attorney; and (2) the Judge.
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy In Atlanta
When you attend your Chapter 7 341 Hearing [...]

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High Museum of Art Free For Fulton County Residents

On the first Saturday of each month, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia offers free entry to Fulton County residents. You must show proof of residency. Your free entry includes viewing current special exhibitions and the Permanent Collection. This offer is available for walk-up ticket purchases only.

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Do I Qualify To File Under Chapter 7? Take This Quick Means Test Calculator!

Nolo.com’s bankruptcy means test calculator, available here, allows you to make a quick preliminary determination about whether you qualify to file under Chapter 7. Remember, this tool should not be used to make the final determination of whether you qualify to file under Chapter 7. Consult with your attorney for more information about additional deductions [...]

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Will The Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee Take My Car?

A common misconception in bankruptcy is that you must give up everything you own. If you are filing under Chapter 7, the Trustee’s narrow focus is the amount of equity you have in your property. Equity is the difference between the amount you owe and the value of the property.
For example, if you owe $15,000 [...]

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