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Should you file bankruptcy or divorce first?

2017-01-20T00:06:00-05:00

In better times, divorce was about splitting the assets.  I will give my colleague Bill Balena credit for the following regarding bankruptcy and divorce: Divorce is not about splitting assets anymore, it is about splitting debt. I don't see clients arguing over who gets to keep the house, or the car, because there isn't any equity in either anymore (unlike during the real estate boom) or when incomes were higher and everyone owned their cars outright. [...]

Should you file bankruptcy or divorce first?2017-01-20T00:06:00-05:00

Can Creditors take my Social Security or Pension Income in Bankruptcy?

2017-01-20T00:06:01-05:00

You have mounting credit card and other unsecured debts, but you are on a fixed income of social security or pensions. Surprise! You might not need to file bankruptcy at all! It will take some discipline, some planning, and your willingness to not use traditional sources of credit for future purchases - but it can be done. I consult with potential clients who often have only exempt assets (creditors cannot touch these possessions) and their [...]

Can Creditors take my Social Security or Pension Income in Bankruptcy?2017-01-20T00:06:01-05:00

Credit Card Lawsuits, Debt Settlement, and Other Updates

2017-01-20T00:06:01-05:00

I have blogged in the past regarding credit card debt lawsuits and debt settlement.  A recent article in the Sun Sentinel shows that credit card companies and debt buyers are trying harder to collect. Small claims courts in Broward and Palm Beach counties are reporting a spike in the number of cases against debtors, who typically owe between $2,000 to $4,000. Some judges say they are handling more than 25 such cases a week, compared [...]

Credit Card Lawsuits, Debt Settlement, and Other Updates2017-01-20T00:06:01-05:00