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- 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.
- 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.
- Cosigner Liability in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
Chapter 7 bankruptcy does not erase cosigner liability. Cosigners may still have to pay your debt. Chapter 7 bankruptcy attorneys near Plano, Texas can explain.
- Contractual Attorney Fee Awards May be Contested
by Jaburg Wilk
The Court of Appeals has held that even where there is a contractual fee shifting provision, that the court retains discretion to limit any award to a reasonable level. Successful parties will have to be ready and able to prove that requested fees are reasonable, even where the other party has expressly agreed by contract to pay all fees.
- Discharging Debt Through Bankruptcy
When filing for bankruptcy one of the main concerns is the amount of debt that will be discharged; meaning that the individual responsible for it will no longer be required to pay it. Bankruptcy is a federal matter and needs to be filed accordingly. There are different forms of it and they all have their own specifics that will need to be understood prior to filing.
- 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.
- Lawsuits Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
by Billion Law
Questions are arising concerning who should pay court costs following a lawsuit against a debt collection agency. If the consumer does not win the case, should they be left with the court costs?
- Bankruptcy Crimes
Filing bankruptcy may be a test of honesty and integrity. Bankruptcy crimes protect the aims of bankruptcy, which is to give a new start for consumers, reorganize businesses, and equitably distribute a debtor's assets to creditors. Bankruptcy crimes may occur throughout the bankruptcy process. For example, in Chapter 13 bankruptcy when a debtor fills out a petition, the person needs to make sure everything is true.