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- What Is a Bank Levy
Imagine getting a letter in the mail informing you that your mortgage payment has been rejected by your bank for insufficient funds. This may be because your bank account has been levied by another creditor whom you owed money.
- Do You Have a Great Credit Score? Can You Keep It??
If you have a good or even a great credit score, many other people will be trying to steal your information and ruin your credit score. Identity theft is on the rise throughout America. In a way it is a silent crime that can do severe damage to a person's credit score and financial situation. Chances are, either you, some family member, or someone you know has been negatively affected by theft of their identity.
- As the FED Buys $40 Billion Worth of Mortgages a Month, Homeowners Need to Pay Attention
by Oaktree Law
Will the FED's actions affect you?
- I Owe More than My House is Worth and Waiting on the Bank to Threaten Foreclosure --- What Can a Homeowner Do?
The United States is going through one of the worst recessions since the Great Depression. Bankruptcy filings have increased, unemployment is high and home values have decreased exponentially since 2007 highs. Many home owners are finding they have a lot of debt, a house that is not worth what they owe, no ability to refinance and no ability to sell a home because they owe more than it is worth.
- Government Agency Established to Curb Large Banks from Committing Fraud Is Now Targeting Homeowners
by Oaktree Law
Learn how a federal agency, made to protect homeowners, has now turned on them.
- Wage Garnishments and How to Deal With Them
When you are unable to pay your bills, creditors have no choice but to try various means to collect from you for monies that are owed to them. One of the options available to bill collectors is to get a writ of garnishment against you and proceed to garnish your wages. If you are having trouble making ends meet the way it is, how are you ever going to be able to get by with up to 25% of your wages being taken from you via a garnishment from one of your creditors?
- Foreclosure and Bankruptcy Both Have a Negative Effect on Your Credit Score
For many people in Arizona considering to surrender their house in a foreclosure. There are some things to consider. Your credit score will suffer significantly. A comparable option is to file for bankruptcy protection. Declaring bankruptcy offers a debtor protection from lawsuits and the ability to wipe out all or a portion of his unsecured debts. Plus, within the bankruptcy a person can surrender their home and not have to have both a foreclosure and a bankruptcy on their credit report.
- The Consequences of Forgetting a Creditor
During the bankruptcy process a debtor has to list all of his creditors on his bankruptcy petition. Sometime during this process the debtor forgets a creditor or two. It is completely normal to forget to list a creditor. Debtors are under extreme stress and sometime have to keep track of many creditors. If this occurs it is best to seek the advice of a bankruptcy attorney.
- Managing Student Loans
Students these days blindly sign up for student loans to pay for college without realizing the big picture of having to pay them back. It is not usually until after college that the students realize the massive loans they now have to pay off. Student loan debt is a more acceptable loan compared to, say, credit card debt, but still needs to be repaid.
- Student Loans and Bankruptcy: Can College Loans Be Discharged?
When it seems impossible to pay off your student loans, bankruptcy often seems like it should be a solution. We get calls inquiring about this fairly frequently. Unfortunately, bankruptcy is rarely a solution for delinquent college loans because federal law does not allow student loans to be discharged in bankruptcy . . . in most cases.