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How Debt Consolidation Differs from Bankruptcy

When debts and financial stresses weigh heavily, consumers often find themselves at a crossroads. Should they consolidate their debts, or consider bankruptcy? If either prospect seems daunting, a ...
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Be Smart With Your Tax Return: Pay Off Debt Now

The 2014 tax filing season has begun. Although Tax Day is often portrayed as a stressful event, the majority of Americans receive money back rather than having to pay the government more money. ...
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How to Eliminate Holiday Debt with Help from a Chicago Bankruptcy Attorney

The holidays are a fun and relaxing time—at least until the bills come in. Even if you shopped on Black Friday to get the best deals, you may still find yourself overwhelmed by holiday expenses. ...
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Maryland Faces Huge Foreclosure Backlog

The past few years have seen so many foreclosures logged on court records that some states anticipate going through them for decades. One popular blog in Baltimore noted that with the slow rate of ...
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Developer Files for Chapter 7 due to Belly Up Projects

As the housing economy across the country is struggling to regain its former grandeur, developers left and right have been filing for bankruptcy. One such developer in Wichita was forced to file for ...
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Rennovator Moves Forward with Chapter 7

A man known for working to renovate the downtown area has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy this month. Rather than build on the fringes of the city like many other developers do, this man has made it ...
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Businessman Takes Life after Filing for Chapter 11

Police are investigating the case of a businessman who took his own life last week in Aspen. The restaurateur moved from Las Vegas to Aspen last year in 2008 to open up a restaurant and club. Just a ...
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Manhattan Judge Issues Surprise Ruling

A Manhattan judge issued a surprising ruling this week regarding the bankruptcy case of a brokerage firm. The New York based firm filed for business bankruptcy earlier this year, prompting an outcry ...
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American Comsumers' Debt Increases Every Year

The average American consumer's debt is on the rise every year and statistics show that the average low to middle-income family owes $8,650 in credit card debts alone. Based on research conducted ...
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Retirement Community Goes Bankrupt

A decline in the housing economy thwarted the success of an upscale retirement community in Chicago. The retirement home, located in popular yet wealthy section of the city, was expected to draw a ...
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Real Estate Slows in Illinois

According to one Illinois association, the sale of homes and condominiums in the state showed a decline in October. However, this figure is still higher than it was compared to the same period last ...
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Foreclosures Escalate Nationally

Last quarter saw an increase in national foreclosures when compared to the two quarters preceding it. While this increase is certainly not wanted, it was not a surprise to most in the financial ...
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Postal Service Faces Bankruptcy

One of the greatest institutions of our nation, the postal service, is in danger of filing for bankruptcy. In an effort to hold off on business bankruptcy, the U.S. Postal Service is taking measures ...
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Two Types of Bankruptcy Available to Consumers

Are you thinking about pursuing bankruptcy due to your debts? If so, you have likely heard about two different types of bankruptcy offered in the U.S.: Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. Depending on your ...
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Tips to Relieve Debt

Are you in serious debt? If so, there are several ways that you can work yourself out of your financial hardships and back to more stable ground. First, you could use your assets as leverage to get ...
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Foreclosures Increased in Illinois in October

While some homeowners enjoyed a period of relief during the robo-signing scandal of last year and early this year, foreclosure rates are back on the rise. According to a company that watches ...
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Bankruptcy Statistics Show Decline

The state of Indiana received good news last month: it had fewer bankruptcies during the last fiscal year compared to the previous year. According to one recent report, the state saw an 8 percent ...
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Global Firm in Hot Water

A global firm is in hot water after filing for business bankruptcy earlier this month. While this is not surprising in and of itself considering the high rate of business bankruptcies recently, there ...
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Short Sales: Alternative to Foreclosure

If you are in danger of losing your home to foreclosure, it is no surprise as thousands of people just like you across America are in the same boat. However, you do have options when it comes to ...
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Bankruptcy Filings Lower in October

Good news - bankruptcy filings are on the decline across the country, giving hope that the economy may slowly be starting to repair itself. According to one researcher, the filings for October 2011 ...
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Chapter 7 Discharge Order

Once you have filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and received court approval, you will then need a discharge order. This is an important document that tells your creditors that you have successfully filed ...
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Getting a Bankruptcy Trustee

Have you recently decided to file for bankruptcy? If so, you will soon be appointed a bankruptcy trustee. If you filed under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, a judge will appoint you a trustee to ...
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National Bank Ordered to Continue Creditor Mediation

Rather than decide the case herself just yet, a bankruptcy judge in Wilmington, Delaware has ordered a national bank to continue mediation with its creditors. According to her ruling last week, the ...
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Put an End to Creditor Abuse

While nobody likes to be in debt, being harassed by creditors is not only wrong, it is illegal. Thanks to the FDCPA, creditors have certain laws that they must follow when they attempt to contact you. ...
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Keep Your Assets with Chapter 13

Are you in danger of losing your home or car due to unpaid bills? If so, you may be an eligible candidate for Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Unlike Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you will not be asked to sell of your ...
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