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Will My Employer Find Out I Filed For Bankruptcy?

If you file under Chapter 7, your employer will not be notified by the Court.  A word of caution, bankruptcy filings are public record.  Anyone can call the Court’s phone number and check the filing records.  Because bankruptcy filings are public record, you should be aware that

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Where Is The Bankruptcy Court Located In Atlanta?

If your bankruptcy case is filed in Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Newton, or Rockdale County, your 341 Meeting of Creditors Hearing (“Hearing”) will take place in the Richard B. Russell Federal Building located 75 Spring St., SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303 in downtown Atlanta.

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What If I Forgot To List A Creditor In My Bankruptcy Petition?

As part of supplying the necessary documents to your bankruptcy attorney in Atlanta before your case is filed, you will be asked to get a copy of your credit reports. You have an obligation to the Bankruptcy Court to disclose all of your debts in your petition, regardless of whether you want to continue to pay a debt after filing (ex: house or car payment).

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I Need Help But I Don’t Want To Hurt My Credit Score.

Let’s put things into perspective. Your credit score is a number that tells your creditors whether you are in a position manage debt. If you don’t want to get into debt, then why are you so hung up on your credit score? To be blunt, your credit

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Can I Keep My Tax Refund If I File For Bankruptcy In Atlanta?

It’s that time of the year when people use their tax refunds to file for bankruptcy protection, or to get ahead after their bankruptcy case has been discharged. Whether you can keep your tax refund depends on questions that you should be prepared to answer before your

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Can I Still Get Student Loans After Filing For Bankruptcy?

If you are receiving, or expect to receive, student loans from the Federal Government, such as Stafford Loans, then bankruptcy should not affect your ability to receive loans. Contact your financial aid counselor for more specific information about your school deals with a recent bankruptcy filing. If

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What Debts Can I Exclude From My Bankruptcy Filing?

All of your debts must be included in your bankruptcy petition before it is filed in the Northern District of Georgia, including student loans, auto loans, mortgage loans, medical bills, and any other debts you are legally obligated to pay.

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Bankruptcy and Holiday Credit Card Spending

If you are considering filing for bankruptcy protection, here are some things to think about before you use your credit cards to for holiday presents. Credit card charges made before you file for bankruptcy protection may raise a “presumption of fraud.” Your creditors may object to the

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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 that you owe money when you file for bankruptcy relief. If you owe your bankruptcy attorney money when your case is filed, he or she becomes a

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Will Filing For Bankruptcy Stop My Check Garnishment?

Yes. Both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings will stop most 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, the creditor’s lawyer and the Court where the

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